Philip Hughes 16-13 4.23 ERA
Joe Saunders 9-13 4.07 ERA (1-0 1.59 ERA with O's)
Johnson allowed five runs in the ninth inning in the Orioles' 7-2 loss in Game 1. Manager Buck Showalter insists he still has faith in his closer, who earned a save with a perfect inning in a 3-2 win in Game 2.
"Jimmy is a big hearted, talented guy, that believe me, we'd be at home watching without people like Jim Johnson," Showalter said. "He's a special guy. We're real proud of him, and you'll see him again tomorrow night, I hope."
Saunders has not pitched in the Bronx since going 0-1 with a 4.35 ERA in two starts in the 2009 AL championship series with the Angels. Jeter (9 for 18) and Rodriguez (7 for 16) have the highest career averages among Yankees regulars against him.
Hughes went 2-2 with a 4.76 ERA in four starts against Baltimore this year, with Mark Reynolds homering twice against him. Three other also Orioles went deep.
Hughes had a rough September (5.39 ERA) but pitched well in second half with ERA under 4 in July and August.
Rodriguez 1-12 with 7 strikeouts
Rodriguez isn't the only star Yankee faring poorly in the series, with Curtis Granderson 1 for 11 with six strikeouts and Robinson Cano 2 for 12. Ibanez and Russell Martin are the only Yankees to homer.
Reynolds dominated the Yankees this season with seven homers and 14 RBIs, but is 3 for 11 in this series. Adam Jones is 2 for 13 in the division series, while Matt Wieters is 1 for 13.
Baltimore starters have allowed 4 runs in 19 innings pitched
Yankees starters have allowed 7 runs in 24 innings pitched
Baltimore Bullpen 6 runs in 10 innings
Yankees Bullpen 0 runs allowed in 5 innings
This post was edited on 10/11 at 11:09 pm