Baltimore 2, New York (A) 13
Box Score / Play-By-Play / AP Recap
The Orioles ran out their "B" team against Yankee's ace C.C. Sabathia, with expected results. The O's were held scoreless until the bottom of the 9th, as the Yankees cruised to 13-2 win and 2 game sweep of the Birds. Brad Bergesen did not spot any of his pitches, and the Bombers made him pay -- plating 8 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks in just 3.1 IP. Sabathia struck Nick Markakis in the back with a fastball, "evening the score" after two accidental HBP from Baltimore (Chris Dickerson on Wednesday and Robbie Cano last night). The O's and Yanks next meet in the Bronx for a three game set, July 29-31.
Stat of the game
Baltimore's record against New York so far in 2011. Enough said.
Orioles Game ball
Adam Jones (2-4, 2B (7))
MiLB game balls
Norfolk (Box) - Nolan Reimold, DH (2-4, RBI (22))
Bowie (Box) - Nick Bierbrodt, LHP (in relief, 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO)
Frederick (Box) - Buck Britton, 3B (3-4, 2 2B (9))
Delmarva (Box) - Riley Hornback, C (1-3, 2B (1), BB)
Three Morning Links
Avi Zaleon and Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com examine the rotation shuffle after the Yankees series.
Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun tells us Ryan Adams and Nolan Reimold will replace Troy Patton and Chris Jakubauskas on the 25-man.
MASN's Roch Kubatko is a little saucy after the beanballs hurled by Yankee starters and carries over the snark to his look at the upcoming series with the Nats -- good stuff.
Jake Arrieta (3.71 xFIP, 98 ERA+) will bring his big fastball and power breaker to the hill against Jason Marquis (3.53 xFIP, 107 ERA+) and the Natinals.