5/3 – Yankees vs. Orioles

Hello from the Bronx on a muggy night, where the biggest news is that the Yankees are making a little switch in their rotation, pushing Javier Vazquez back to miss the Red Sox series at Fenway Park. It seems like a no-brainer with the off-day Thursday, pitching Phil Hughes on Friday in Boston. Vazquez will pitch Monday in Detroit instead.

Brian Cashman wasn’t selling any illusions of a quick fix when he spoke with reporters on the field during batting practice.
“He’s struggling, so we’ve got to find a way to get him back on line. It won’t be easy; it probably won’t be quick. He’s going to do everything he can to get back on track.

“It will take some steps. It’s not like it’s going to be ‘shazam’ with a lights-out Javier Vazquez start that we saw last year. I think we’ll build up to that.”

That’s a plea for patience – something Yankees fans didn’t have much of on Saturday when he couldn’t get out of the fourth inning. Anyway, moving on…
ORIOLES (7-18)
Adam Jones CF
Nick Markakis RF
Ty Wigginton 2B
Miguel Tejada 3B
Matt Wieters C
Garrett Atkins 1B
Nolan Reimold DH
Lou Montanez LF
Cesar Izturis SS
Pitching: RHP Jeremy Guthrie (0-3, 4.70 ERA)
YANKEES (16-8)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Johnson DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada C
Nick Swisher RF
Brett Gardner CF
Randy Winn LF
Pitching: LHP CC Sabathia (3-1, 3.12 ERA)
Alex Rodriguez is back in the lineup, and Joe Girardi said he hoped he felt “refreshed” after a day off … The Yankees’ three scheduled starters in this series vs. Baltimore (Sabathia, Burnett, Pettitte) are a combined 46-9 (.836) in their careers against the O’s … 1B Mark Teixeira and SS Derek Jeter will receive their 2009 Gold Gloves in a pregame on-field ceremony.
Remember, I’m on Twitter during the game @BryanHoch if you’d care to interact.

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Thank you Randy Winn. Theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Yankees Win, Theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Yankees Win!!!!

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