Miguel Gonzalez has done almost exactly this before

As unlikely as this game might seem, it's not like nobody's ever seen it before.

This season, the Yankees were held to just one run in only five games.

In two of those games, they were playing the Orioles.

In one of those games, Miguel Gonzalez started for the Orioles, just like tonight.

That was just six weeks ago. Facing a lineup that didn't include Alex Rodriguez or Mark Teixeira, Gonzalez gave up the one run in seven innings, while walking just one Yankee and striking out nine. Jayson Nix drew the walk, and Nick Swisher struck out four (!) times.

Despite having thrown only 97 pitches, Gonzalez came out after seven. Darren O'Day pitched a scoreless eighth. And because it wasn't a save situation -- the O's took a 6-0 lead in the top of the ninth -- Jim Johnson didn't pitch the ninth. Instead, Brian Matusz came on and gave up a run when Curtis Granderson homered. Final: O's 6, Yanks 1.

Tonight, Gonzalez has thrown 99 pitches. As brilliantly as he's pitched -- just one run, zero walks, eight strikeouts -- he probably won't come back out for the eighth, because that's not how Buck Showalter plays it.

Oh by the way the Orioles are 76-0 in games they lead after seven innings, and they're leading 2-1 in the middle of the eighth inning.

This might actually happen.

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