• Yanks, Orioles, Changing Lanes

    Posted by on September 10th, 2013 · Comments (6)

    Via Steve Melewski

    Over the last 15 years, the Orioles have not won a season series once against the New York Yankees. They lost 13 times and tied the season series twice – going 9-9 last year against New York and 9-9 in 2007.

    That is a lot of losing to the Yankees over the years.

    The O’s are now 18-12 in their last 30 regular season games against the Yankees, but before that, they went 12-41 over a 53-game stretch. A lot of losing indeed.

    But if the O’s win just one of the three remaining games in this series – and they’d like to win a lot more than that – they’ll take a season series from the Yankees for the first time since going 8-4 in 1997.

    They lead the series this year 9-7 and one more win will clinch it. The last time the Orioles won 10 or more against the Yankees was in 1982 when they went 11-2.

    Well, the Rays are better than the Yankees these days…actually, for a while now. And, we just saw Boston. More so that the O’s, perhaps, now, the big question will be: How long until the Yankees are worse than the Blue Jays?

    Comments on Yanks, Orioles, Changing Lanes

    1. Kamieniecki
      September 10th, 2013 | 4:57 pm

      “How long until the Yankees are worse than the Blue Jays?”

      I’m an optimist: Cashman’s AL East Fourth Place-Defending team will likely hold off Toronto in 2014 and for at least one more year.

    2. September 10th, 2013 | 5:13 pm

      A lot of folks were very impressed with Boston last weekend, I wasn’t. The Yanks are shot and they were after losing 4 out of 6 on the last road trip (big deal they came home and swept Chicago). Boston blew a big lead on Thursday night giving up 8 runs. Friday the Yanks scored 8 runs again only to blow an 8-3 lead. Saturday the Yanks scored 9 runs, but again no pitching. With any kind of pitching, the Yanks could have won at least 3 out of the 4 games. Boston won’t get very far in the post-season with that type of pitching.

    3. Mr. October
      September 10th, 2013 | 9:40 pm

      Soriano: 37th career multi-homer game, the same number as Ted Williams, Mike Piazza, and Stan Musial. Black is pitching well, but Levine could have done worse. Where would the team be without Soriano?

    4. September 11th, 2013 | 7:18 am

      Joseph Maloney wrote:

      With any kind of pitching, the Yanks could have won at least 3 out of the 4 games.

      Think the Yankees pitching is going to be any better next year? I don’t…

    5. Kamieniecki
      September 11th, 2013 | 9:34 am

      Cashman does have options for the starting rotation behind Sabathia and Nova; A.J. Burnett, Bartolo Colon, and Ted Lilly will be free agents in 2014, for example.

    6. Evan3457
      September 13th, 2013 | 12:15 am

      Maybe the O’s aren’t better. Yet.

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