Daniel Cabrera and the Baltimore Orioles will be looking to knock Mike
Mussina and the New York Yankees for a loss Tuesday night. Here’s a preview in
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Daniel Cabrera (4-1, 3.58 ERA) vs. Mike Mussina (6-3, 3.99 ERA)
Cabrera has won two games in a row and four of his past six starts. The righthander held the Red Sox to three earned runs on 10
hits over seven innings last Wednesday to secure his fourth victory of the
season. Back on April 18 against the Yankees Cabrera surrendered just two
earned runs on six hits over six innings to earn himself
Mussina has won five starts in a row, and he hasn’t given up more than three
runs in an outing since April 17 versus the Red Sox. The veteran righthander last pitched on May 14 versus the Rays, holding
the opposition to just one earned run on five hits over his 6 1-3 innings of
work. Mussina has not faced his former
teammates this year.
John Lackey (0-0, 1.29 ERA) vs. Dustin McGowan (2-3, 4.38 ERA)
Lackey finally made his season debut on May 14 against the White Sox, and he
looked as sharp as ever. The righthander missed the
first month and a half of the season recovering from a strained triceps, but he
six hits over seven strong innings of work. Lackey walked one and struck out
four in that outing.
McGowan was pounded by the Indians back on May 10 – he surrendered nine
earned runs on nine hits over 3 2-3 innings to take his third loss of the
season. However, the righthander bounced back versus
the Twins last time out, holding the opposition to two earned runs on two hits
over five innings. McGowan earned a no-decision in that game.
Micah Owings (5-1, 3.81 ERA) vs. Mark Hendrickson (5-2, 3.91 ERA)
Owings got back into the win column for the Diamondbacks in his last start (on
May 14), holding the
six innings of work. The righthander had gone 0-1
with two no-decisions over his previous three outings after picking up a win in
each of his first four starts. Owings has allowed three or fewer runs in six of
Hendrickson earned the win in four of his first five starts this season, but
since then he’s gone just 1-1 with two no-decisions. The lefthander is coming
off a loss to the Reds in which he allowed four earned runs on eight hits (and
five walks) in just five innings of work. Hendrickson’s last victory came back
on May 2 in a home start versus the Padres.
Tim Lincecum (5-1, 1.92 ERA) vs. Aaron Cook
(6-2, 2.82 ERA)
Lincecum continues to be the star of the Giants’
pitching staff, as he’s allowed three or fewer earned runs in each of his nine
outings so far this season. The righthander is coming
off a victory over the Astros (six innings pitched, three earned runs), but his
only defeat came on April 29 versus the
innings pitched, three earned runs).
Cook got the victory in that April 29 contest against
10 hits over seven innings in that outing, fanning three. The righthander had a personal six-game winning streak snapped
against the D-Backs last time out, as he gave up five earned runs on 10 hits
over five innings to take the defeat.