The Baltimore Orioles, unfortunately, have resumed this season exactly where they left the last one — losing baseball games. The Orioles were swept by the Tampa Bay Rays in their season-opening series, getting outscored by a margin of 15-4.
Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees Injury Report
New York Yankees Injury Report
The Yankees are lucky enough to have a very short injury list. Shorter still, is the list of players who normally make the lineup who are out of commission.
Here's the short list:
Catcher Ben Rortvedt, who came to the Yankees in a trade along with Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Josh Donaldson, is on the 10-day IL with an oblique injury, and pitcher Zach Britton is on the 60-day IL with elbow issues.
"Interesting. Yankees say they've added Marwin Gonzalez to the 40-man (duh), but that Ben Rortvedt is only going on the 10-day (oblique) — IDK why I thought he might be a 60-day candidate. Last I spoke to him, the oblique still hurt when he swings. And they DFA'ed Jeisson Rosario" - @ Brendan Kuty
Baltimore Orioles Injury Report
The Orioles are also quite healthy, thankfully, as they will need all the help they can get to turn their young but ugly season around.
Pitcher Dean Kremer is on the 10-day IL with elbow issues. Kremer appeared in 13 starts for the O's last season, going 0-7 with an ERA of 7.55.
"Dean Kremer changeup with 23" of horizontal" - @ Codify
Other players on the organization's IL include Adley Rutchsman, who is day-to-day with tricep issues and outfielder Yusniel Diaz, who has hamstring tightness.
The list of Orioles injuries is below:
New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles Predicted Batting Orders
New York Yankees Predicted Batting Order
The Yankees will look to build on their success in the previous series. Here is their predicted lineup:
- Josh Donaldson, 3B
- Joey Gallo, DH
- Aaron Judge, CF
- Giancarlo Stanton, RF
- DJ LeMahieu, 2B
- Aaron Hicks, LF
- Isiah Kiner-Falefa, SS
- Marwin Gonzalez, 1B
- Ben Higashioka, C
Pitcher: Jordan Montgomery
Baltimore Orioles Projected Batting Order
Baltimore will be looking to score runs against one of the best pitching and batting teams in baseball. Here is their lineup:
- Cedric Mullins, CF
- Ryan Mountcastle, DH
- Trey Mancini, 1B
- Austin Hays, LF
- Ramon Urias, 2B
- Anthony Santander, RF
- Chris Owings, SS
- Kelvin Gutierrez, 3B
- Robinson Chirinos, C
Pitcher: Jordan Lyles
Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees Predicted Starting Rotations
New York Yankees
Left hander Jordan Montgomery will get the start for the Bronx Bombers.
Here is the Yankees pitching rotation:
- Gerrit Cole
- Nestor Cortes
- Jameson Taillon
- Jordan Montgomery
- Luis Severino
The O's will call on Jordan Lyles to stymie the Yankees lineup. Here are the rest:
- John Means
- Spenser Watkins
- Alex Wells
- Bruce Zimmerman
- Jordan Lyles
Although the Yankees are far more favored, the Orioles will do well to steal a victory or two at home against New York, if not for playoff hopes, for their dignity.