Game 10: Yankees vs. Orioles
Hello from a damp Yankee Stadium, where it’s cool and misty but we expect to have baseball on time tonight as the Yankees and Orioles begin a rain-shortened two-game series.
The Yankees made a roster move before tonight’s game, recalling right-hander Hector Noesi from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to replace the injured right-hander Luis Ayala on the active roster. This is the first call to the big leagues for Noesi, 24, who was beaming in the clubhouse pre-game. He said his first call went to his mom, who was speechless when she heard the news.
Tonight’s first pitch is being thrown by Kemba Walker of the newly-crowned NCAA college basketball champion University of Connecticut Huskies. Members of the team were greeted on field tonight by Derek Jeter and Curtis Granderson.
Here are the lineups:
Brian Roberts 2B, Nick Markakis RF, Derrek Lee 1B, Vladimir Guerrero DH, Luke Scott LF, Adam Jones CF, Mark Reynolds 3B, Matt Wieters C, Robert Andino SS
Pitching: Chris Tillman RHP (0-0, 3.38 ERA)
Brett Gardner LF, Derek Jeter SS, Mark Teixeira 1B, Alex Rodriguez 3B, Robinson Cano 2B, Nick Swisher RF, Jorge Posada DH, Curtis Granderson CF, Russell Martin C
Pitching: A.J. Burnett RHP (2-0, 4.09 ERA)