If someone told you that going into this game, one team was 3-0 and the other was still searching for its first win, you probably would have bet the house the New York Yankees would be the former.
You would be looking for a house.
New York was swept in its opening series at Tampa Bay, including C.C. Sabathia getting rocked and then the team being shutout by Jeremy Hellickson.
Jason Hammel almost threw a no-hitter yesterday, going seven innings before giving up a lead-off double in the eighth to Justin Morneau.
Now the Orioles welcome the Yankees into town for a three game set.
Ivan Nova will toe the rubber in search of the first win of the season. After winning 16 games last year as a rookie, Nova was a bit miffed he had to compete for a spot. Now he has the opportunity to stay there with some good pitching.
Nova will be pitted against Brian Matusz, a young up-and-comer for Baltimore. However, Matusz is coming off a brutal year which saw him start 12 games and have an ERA of 10.69.
It's a big game for New York if only because its fan base is already nearing full-blown panic mode.
Time: 7:05 p.m. ET