Wei-Yin Chen (5-6, 2.88 ERA) looks to bounce back for Baltimore after failing to record a quality start for the first time in seven games, allowing two runs over 5 1-3 innings of a 5-2 win at Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Baltimore (47-49), which snapped a four-game losing streak Saturday, earned its only back-to-back wins in its last 21 contests in Detroit last weekend.
Kevin Gausman returns from the minors and tries to help the Orioles even this three-game series against a Yankees team expected to make some lineup changes from their victory in the opener.
The left-hander, Chen, who turns 30 on Tuesday, has allowed two runs or less in his last seven outings and has a 1.95 ERA during a string of five straight quality starts.
Baltimore staggered into the All-Star break on level ground following a wild roller-coaster ride marred by erratic play, with losses in 10 of its last 13.
I believe a lot will depend on how they play in the next 2 weeks. Either get on a winning streak or a losing streak to make the decision a lot easier.
The Baltimore Orioles staggered into the All-Star break on level ground following a wild roller-coaster ride marred by inconsistent play.
Baltimore’s Wei-Yin Chen (4-4, 2.82) hasn’t lost in six starts, though he has surrendered two solo shots in each of his last three.
Wei-Yin Chen has dominated the Texas Rangers in his career, going 4-0 in as many starts with a 1.67 ERA.
Kluber went 1-0 with a 0.61 ERA in his two starts against Baltimore last season and pitched seven scoreless innings in his lone game at Camden Yards on May 24.
Orioles Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations joined the Vinny and Rob Show on Thursday.
Dave Johnson, Orioles commentator for MASN, joined Vinny and Rob to talk about the monumental beatdown the O’s put on the Phillies yesterday at the Yard.