AJ Burnett, who is coming off back-to-back 7 inning stints, returns to the Anaheim mound for the first time since his failed game 5 start in the ALCS. He’ll be opposed by Ervin Santana, who makes his second start against the Yankees this season. Santana was the losing pitcher on Opening Day.
For much of the past decade, the Angels have had more than their fair share of success against the Yankees. At times, it has even seemed as if the Angels were in the Yankees heads. Well, last year’s ALCS has likely changed that dynamic for good, so it will be interesting to see if the tone of this series is different from the recent past.
|vs. Ervin Santana||PA||BA||OBP||SLG||HR||RBI|
|Derek Jeter SS||31||0.444||0.516||0.815||3||4|
|Nick Johnson DH||7||0.500||0.714||1.250||1||2|
|Mark Teixeira 1B||33||0.231||0.333||0.385||1||7|
|Alex Rodriguez 3B||27||0.240||0.296||0.480||2||7|
|Robinson Cano 2B||25||0.304||0.320||0.652||2||5|
|Jorge Posada C||16||0.273||0.438||0.545||1||3|
|Curtis Granderson CF||29||0.231||0.310||0.500||2||3|
|Nick Swisher RF||33||0.143||0.273||0.250||0||0|
|Brett Gardner LF||6||0.000||0.000||0.000||0||0|
|vs. AJ Burnett||PA||BA||OBP||SLG||HR||RBI|
|Erick Aybar SS||6||0.200||0.167||0.400||0||1|
|Bobby Abreu RF||77||0.313||0.416||0.453||1||11|
|Torii Hunter CF||24||0.087||0.125||0.348||2||2|
|Hideki Matsui DH||17||0.214||0.353||0.214||0||0|
|Kendry Morales 1B||6||0.167||0.167||0.167||0||0|
|Juan Rivera LF||10||0.250||0.400||0.250||0||0|
|Maicer Izturis 3B||18||0.250||0.333||0.313||0||3|
|Howie Kendrick 2B||12||0.364||0.417||0.455||0||3|
|Bobby Wilson C||3||0.000||0.000||0.000||0||0|
|Yankees vs. Angels|
|Season: 2010||Season: 2009||Season: 2008||All-Time|
|NYY: 2-1||Tied: 5-5||LAA: 7-3||NYY: 324-272|
- Earlier in the week, the Angels placed Jeff Mathis on the disabled list with a fractured wrist.
- The Yankees look to change their luck in Anaheim. Since 2000, they have gone 20-27 in the Angels’ home ball park.
- Before the game, Derek Jeter addressed the Arod/Dallas Braden style in his usual style. According to Marc Craig of The Star Ledger, Jeter said, “”It ain’t like he brought it from home.”
- On this date in 1903, the Highlanders (as the Yankees were then known) won their first game as a New York franchise. Since then, the team has won 9,467 more games in the city that never sleeps.