April 13, 2010

Angels-Yankees series preview

It’s time to collect some rings! Today is ring day at Yankee Stadium, as the Yankees host the Angels in their home opener today.

And yes, that means Hideki Matsui is getting his ring too.

Pitching Matchups:

Date: Angels starters Yankees starters
Tues., 1:05 p.m. Ervin Santana (0-1, 6.00) Andy Pettitte (0-0, 1.50)
Wed., 1:05 p.m. Scott Kazmir (0-0, -.--) J. Vazquez (0-1, 12.71)
Thurs., 1:05 p.m. Jered Weaver (1-0, 3.00) Phil Hughes (0-0, -.--)

Players to Watch:
Matsui. Firstly, there’s no doubt he’s very comfortable in Yankee Stadium. Secondly, he’s off to a hot start, batting .370/.414/.667. Lastly, the last time he played in Yankee Stadium he racked up six RBIs in the World Series-clinching game and hoisted the series MVP trophy over his head.

Yankees: Phil Hughes. I can’t wait for his first start of the year. He’s not facing any slouch either, so he’ll have to be on his A-game.


Even at the home-opening series it’s hard to be confident in the Yankees when they play the Angels. I’d be happy if the Yankees stole one of the games — maybe one off closer Brian Fuentes in Game 2. Just maybe.

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