The Yankees look to snap their first losing streak of the season by sending Andy Pettitte to the mound. Pettitte, who earlier in the season pitched six shutout innings against the Angels, has had quality starts in all three of his outings. The Angels counter with Joel Pineiro, who has also pitched well in all three of his starts, including a 7 inning, 1-run victory over the Yankees.
Mired in one of the worst slumps of his career, Nick Johnson takes a seat on the bench for the first time all season. In his place, Arod gets a half-day off by occupying the DH slot. With Jorge Posada also getting another day of rest, the lineup is one of the weakest fielded by the Yankees all season. However, with Gardner and Pena inserted, speed is aplenty. Look for the Yankees to be more aggressive with their base runners in an attempt to build runs off of Pineiro.
|vs. Joel Pineiro||PA||BA||OBP||SLG||HR||RBI|
|Derek Jeter SS||34||0.233||0.324||0.433||2||2|
|Brett Gardner LF||2||0.000||0.000||0.000||0||0|
|Mark Teixeira 1B||39||0.235||0.333||0.529||2||10|
|Alex Rodriguez DH||32||0.133||0.188||0.167||0||1|
|Robinson Cano 2B||10||0.500||0.500||0.800||0||1|
|Nick Swisher RF||28||0.304||0.393||0.435||0||3|
|Curtis Granderson CF||14||0.083||0.143||0.083||0||1|
|Ramiro Pena 3B||0||0.000||0.000||0.000||0||0|
|Francisco Cervelli C||0||0.000||0.000||0.000||0||0|
|vs. Andy Pettitte||PA||BA||OBP||SLG||HR||RBI|
|Erick Aybar SS||20||0.421||0.450||0.474||0||2|
|Bobby Abreu RF||27||0.250||0.333||0.250||0||3|
|Torii Hunter CF||40||0.229||0.275||0.371||1||10|
|Hideki Matsui DH||3||0.000||0.000||0.000||0||0|
|Kendry Morales 1B||8||0.250||0.250||0.250||0||0|
|Juan Rivera LF||14||0.214||0.214||0.429||1||4|
|Howie Kendrick 2B||19||0.222||0.263||0.222||0||0|
|Mike Napoli C||11||0.556||0.636||0.667||0||0|
|Brandon Wood 3B||6||0.500||0.667||1.250||1||2|
|Yankees vs. Angels|
|Season: 2010||Season: 2009||Season: 2008||All-Time|
|Tied:: 2-2||Tied: 5-5||LAA: 7-3||NYY: 324-273|
- Yesterday’s loss by the Yankees ended a string of 17 straight victories in games when the team was tied after 7 innings. The streak is a new major league record.
- With a win, Andy Pettitte will go 3-0 for the third time in his career. He also accomplished the feat in 1996 and 2003.
- With one more double, Derek Jeter will tie Don Mattingly for third place on the Yankees all-time list.
- Alex Rodriguez’ next HR will be his 586th, tying him with Frank Robinson for 7th on the all-time list.
- The Yankees need a win to avoid losing their first series of the season. Should the Yankees rebound to win the last two games against the Angels, it will extend their series winning streak to 6, the longest such stretch in franchise history.
- On this date in 1917, George Mogridge became the first Yankee to pitch a no hitter. Mogridge’s milestone came against the Boston Red Sox.