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YANKEES IN THE CAPITAL TO VISIT OBAMA AND ORIOLES

After losing the first series to the Angels over the weekend, the New York Yankees are visiting President Obama at the White House today, the first ‘O’ of the trip.

This is a regular stop for any World Series Championship team, and quite an honor to be the guests for the afternoon of the President. What a coincidence that President Obama is a Chicago White Sox fan, who the Yankees will be facing in the Bronx this weekend.

Before heading back home, the Yankees head to Camden Yard (Jeter’s favorite playground) to face the Baltimore Orioles for three games. The Orioles broke a five game losing streak by beating Boston Red Sox on Sunday, but otherwise same old struggles for the Orioles.

The Orioles have a deep farm system, and as they incorporate these youngster in over the next few seasons, watch for the Orioles to do a lot better.

Phil Hughes will take the mound against veteran pitcher Kevin Millwood.

Millwood has lost three of his four starts, with one no-decision this season. This is not the issue for a pitcher who has an ERA of 3.23. Thus, far Millwood has had 24 strike-outs, 4 walks, 4 home-runs but zero in his last two starts and a total of 26.1 innings pitched. In his last appearance he went eight innings, so no doubt he can throw.

The Orioles squad has not supported Millwood’s quality starts, as the team has a record of 3-16. The O’s team RBI total is only 59, which is next to last in the American League and 31 less than the Yankees.

Hughes dominated in his first and only start this season. Hughes had a no-hitter going into the eighth inning out in Oakland, but an unfortunate knock off Hughes foot broke-up his plight. Still, Hughes looked so calm and hopefully can demonstrate that much in his second start of the season.

What fans would love to see, is Teixeira start repairing his .119 Batting average. It is about that time for Tex, who holds the team high of 16 strike-outs, gets out of this slump. Baltimore is his home town so might as well start there.

Judging by both teams records, the Yankees should take this series.


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