If history is any indicator of the future, it would behoove the Orioles to get after C.C. Sabathia early tonight.
The past three times the Orioles have faced a Yankee ace, the Birds have run away with blow out wins after knocking the starter out of the game early.
April 6, 2009 vs C.C. Sabathia 4.1 innings pitched. O's win 10-5
July 28, 2008 vs Mike Mussina 5.0 innings pitched O's win 13-4
May 20, 2008 vs Mike Mussina 0.2 innings pitched O's win 12-2
Dave Trembley said his hitters can't give any at bats away tonight, and can't swing at pitches outside of the zone. Also, he said if they see a good pitch to hit, they'd better hit it because Sabathia won't give the O's many opportunities.