The Yankees took two of three from the Angels last week at Yankee Stadium. This weekend the two teams will square off in Angel Stadium for a three-game set.
The Angels have won five of their last seven while the Yankees just lost their first in seven games yesterday.
In the last series, the Yankees faced the same three starters as expected this series. The only one who gave them trouble was Joel Pineiro, and he’s coming off 7 1-3 shutout innings against the Tigers.
|Date:||Yankees starters||Angels starters|
|Fri., 10:05 p.m.||A.J. Burnett (2-0, 2.37)||Ervin Santana (1-2, 4.35)|
|Sat., 4:10 p.m.||Andy Pettitte (2-0, 1.35)||Joel Pineiro (2-1, 1.77)|
|Sun., 3:35 p.m.||J. Vazquez (1-2, 8.27)||Scott Kazmir (1-1, 7.45)|
Players to Watch:
Yankees: Alex Rodriguez. Yesterday’s altercation with Dallas Braden may provide a spark for him this series. And his history at Angel Stadium is ridiculously good. In 88 games started, he has 37 homers.
Angels: Howie Kendrick. The second baseman is hot hot hot in his last seven games, hitting .391/.440/.565.
The Yankees have won all five series thus far, and they don’t look like they’re slowing down. Yesterday, CC Sabathia didn’t look like he was going to make it past the third inning, but wound up pitching his second straight complete game. Look for Yankees’ starters to continue to thrive as they win another series.