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Wrapping it up from Camden Yards

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 03, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees are 12-3 against Baltimore with three games to go back in the Bronx. They have won 10 straight against the Birds for the first time since 1955.

Nick Swisher is 27 of 56 at Camden Yards in his career with 29 RBI over 27 games. “Can I stay here and play for the next time team that comes through?” he said. “I’ll DH if they want.”

With the Red Sox losing, the Yankees now lead the division by 7.5 games with 29 to play. They lead the Angels by 6.5 games in the race for home field. Of the 29 games left, only 14 are against contenders.

Meanwhile, Camden Yards has become essentially a second home park for the Yankees and Red Sox.

Baltimore averaged 31,556 fans for nine games against the Yankees and 39,083 for six games against Boston. In their other 53 home games, the Orioles have averaged only 21,443 fans. This used to be a great baseball town, too. For the sake of the people here, hopefully the rebuilding plan starts to work soon.

Thanks for reading tonight. Traveling to Toronto tomorrow morning but we’ll get some blog posts up.

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The Big G beat the Mets tonight with a two-run pinch single in the eighth inning. He has three RBI in two games for the Rockies. Colorado leads the NL wild card by a game.

If they remember to keep him from playing in the field, Jason will held the Rockies plenty down the stretch.

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