Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees: Series Preview for Early April Battle

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Apr 12, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; The Baltimore Orioles mascot waves the American flag during the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Blue Jays won 10-7. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

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On Monday, the Baltimore Orioles will play host to the New York Yankees, as the two teams begin a three-game series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

The Orioles come in with a 3-3 record through the first week of the season, after dropping two of three at home to the Toronto Blue Jays over the weekend.

The Yankees also lost two of three to Toronto during the first week of the season, then spent the weekend hosting the Boston Red Sox, who also took two of three from the Bronx Bombers, giving the Yankees a 2-4 record on the young season.

Both teams will be looking to start heating up, but they are certainly not suffering from the same ills.

The Orioles have not struggled with the bats, as they have put up five runs or more in five of the six games they have played this year. The Orioles issues this weekend came on the mound, as the Blue Jays ruined Baltimore’s home opener with 10 runs on Friday, then twelve runs on Sunday.

With the Yankees, it’s just been the opposite of what we usually see from them, instead of finding ways to win, they’ve been finding ways to lose.

Going into Sunday, They’re pitching had been pretty good, going for a 3.44 team ERA, good enough to rank them 15th in the majors. They’re bats, though only 28th in the league with a .193 team batting average, had picked up a couple of clutch hits.

They’re biggest problem has been their failure to make up for their mistakes, whether it be a bad pitch or two, or one of their league-worst nine errors.

We’re going to take a look at the pitching matchups for this three-game set, as well as which players are standing out so far.