Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez LF
Andruw Jones RF
Brett Gardner CF
Eduardo Nunez 2B
Francisco Cervelli C
RHP David Phelps (0-1, 1.64)
Phelps minor league numbers
Nolan Reimold LF
Nick Johnson DH
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Mark Reynolds 3B
Chris Davis 1B
Robert Andino SS
Ryan Flaherty 2B
RHP Jason Hammel (0-0, 3.09)
Hammel vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network
WEATHER: Few clouds in the sky, but otherwise another nice day here in Tampa. Very light breeze.
UMPIRES: HP Marty Foster, 1B Mike Estabrook, 2B Vic Carapazza, 3B Mike Hamari
ORIOLES PEN: After Jason Hammel, the Orioles are scheduled to pitch RHP Pedro Strop, LHP Troy Patton and RHP Darren O’Day.
HOT BAT: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters has eight hits in his past 10 at-bats dating back to March 23. Before that, he was 3-for-30 this spring.
HARD TO BEAT: The Yankees have lost just one of their past nine games. They’re 5-1-3 in that span.
NOVA’S LINE: Ivan Nova finished today’s Triple-A start with this line: 7.1IP, 7H, 3ER, 1BB, 5K. He threw 94 pitches, 63 strikes. All three runs came in his final two innings (one in the seventh and two in the eighth).
UPDATE, 7:29 p.m.: Home run No. 2 for Raul Ibanez came on a 2-2 pitch. Would have been his second homer in as many days if not for Jason Heyward’s catch yesterday. It’s a 1-1 game in the bottom of the second.
UPDATE, 7:54 p.m.: Back-to-back doubles of Phelps have given the Orioles a 2-1 lead in the fourth. Phelps has been 90-92 with his fastball, hitting 93 on one scout’s gun.
UPDATE, 7:56 p.m.: Bad throw by Jeter puts runners at ther corners with one out for the Orioles.
UPDATE, 8:24 p.m.: Impressive work by Phelps to strikeout the heart of the Orioles order and strand runners at second and third. Really nice pitch to get Wieters looking to end the inning. It’s a 3-1 Baltimore lead through four and a half.
UPDATE, 8:38 p.m.: That’s weird. Rivera just pitched a scoreless inning.
UPDATE, 8:53 p.m.: Another hit for Raul Ibanez, this one an RBI single to make it a 3-2 game. He actually has been swinging quite a bit better these past few games.