Today’s lineups (w/notes)

For the Orioles:
2B Julio Lugo
3B Miguel Tejada
RF Nick Markakis
DH Ty Wigginton
LF Luke Scott
1B Garrett Atkins
CF Adam Jones
C Craig Tatum
SS Cesar Izturis

RHP Kevin Millwood

For the Yankees:
SS Derek Jeter
RF Nick Swisher
1B Mark Teixeira
3B Alex Rodriguez
2B Robinson Cano
DH Jorge Posada
CF Curtis Granderson
C Francisco Cervelli
LF Brett Gardner

LHP CC Sabathia

Including today, the Orioles will face seven starting pitchers (Sabathia twice) with a combined 59-11 career record against them:

Sabathia - 11-1
Buchholz - 4-2
Lackey - 9-3
Lester - 10-0
Hughes - 3-2
Sabathia - 11-1
Burnett - 11-2

The Orioles have scored 177 runs this year. How does that compare to the rest of the division?

Yankees - 301
Red Sox - 284
Blue Jays - 283
Rays - 280

The Orioles are 15-38 and 20 1/2 games behind the Rays. The 1988 team was 12-41 and 22 1/2 games out of first place.

See, it could be worse.

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