2021-04-07
Baltimore Orioles
New York Yankees
League : MLB

New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction & Preview



 

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This Wednesday, there will be an MLB matchup between two AL East rivals as the Baltimore Orioles travel to Yankee Stadium to take on the New York Yankees. This game will be taking place at 6:35 P.M. EST and it will be the final game of this three-game series. The Orioles enter this game with a 3-2 record as the Yankees also enter this game with a 3-2 record. 

Baltimore Looks To Avoid Getting Swept

The Baltimore Orioles have looked like an inconsistent baseball team in the American League as they have won three of their first five games. However, Baltimore did start the season with a 3-0 record after sweeping Boston on the road to start the season before traveling to New York for this three-game series. Everything quickly went sour for the Orioles as they have lost their first two games of this series by at least five runs and they are now in danger of getting swept with another loss on Wednesday. The main reason for their struggles has been their offense which has only generated two runs in the last 18 innings. Now, Baltimore will be looking to avoid getting swept.

 

The Baltimore Orioles will be going with John Means as the starter for this game which should get fans very excited based on his results up to this point. So far this season, he has looked great as he has a 1-0 record along with a 0.00 ERA. However, he had a 6.48 ERA against the Yankees last season so one can expect a bit of regression on Wednesday.

Baltimore's offense is led by outfielder Cedric Mullins who has looked amazing at the plate up to this point as he has a team-high .524 BA along with one walk and one stolen base. After a mediocre 2020 campaign, it appears that Mullins might be on the verge of a career-year.

 

Yankees Look For Another Offensive Explosion

The New York Yankees have looked like an above average baseball team in the AL East as they have won three of their first five games including a five-run home victory against the Baltimore Orioles in yesterday's game. In that game, New York's offense was great as it scored seven runs while recording 11 hits. However, that offensive outburst was not too surprising since the Yankees also scored seven runs in the opening game of this series. Now, New York will be looking for another quality offensive performance in the series finale.

 

The New York Yankees will be going with Jameson Taillon as the starter for this game as he will be making his team debut on Wednesday. Taillon has a ton of talent but has missed a ton of time due to various injuries including Tommy John surgery which caused him to miss all of last season. 

New York's offense is led by outfielder Aaron Judge who has looked great up to this point as he has a team-high .354 BA along with two home runs and five RBIs. In addition, he enters this game in great form as he managed to record a home run in yesterday's game so he will be looking to add another one to his collection on Wednesday.






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