Scouting Report

April 06, 2007|By JEFF ZREBIEC

Orioles@New York Yankees

Day ................... Time ...................... TV ............... Starters

Tonight ............ 7:05 .............. 13, MASN ...... Adam Loewen (6-6, 5.37 in '06)

........................................ ......................................vs. Mike Mussina (15-7, 3.51 in '06)

Tomorrow ....... 1:05 .............. MASN ........... Steve Trachsel (15-8, 4.97 in '06)

........................................ .....................................vs. Kei Igawa (major league debut)

Sunday ............. 1:05 ............ MASN ............ Erik Bedard (0-1, 11.57 in '07)

........................................ ..................................... vs. Darrell Rasner (3-1, 4.43 in '06)

Radio: All games on 105.7 FM

YANKEES UPDATE

Because of a rainout Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Mussina got pushed back a day to face the Orioles tonight. Over his career, the 38-year-old is 9-5 with a 4.21 ERA against his former organization. Before the rainout, the Orioles were scheduled to face Carl Pavano, New York's Opening Day starter. Yankees center fielder Johnny Damon's status for the series is in doubt because of a sore calf muscle. Damon, who hit .308 against the Orioles last year with six home runs and 12 RBIs, was removed from the Yankees' Opening Day victory over the Devil Rays. Melky Cabrera is expected to play center field if Damon is out, and second baseman Robinson Cano could move into the leadoff role. The Orioles dealt Rasner, who earned a spot in the rotation after Chien-Ming Wang and Jeff Karstens went down with injuries, his only loss last season in the game in which Daniel Cabrera came within two outs of a no-hitter at Yankee Stadium. The Orioles went 7-12 against the Yankees last year and were a respectable 4-5 at Yankee Stadium. They haven't won the season series against them since the 1997 season.

JEFF ZREBIEC

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