Game 18: Yankees at Angels

This afternoon, the Yankees will play the rubber game of this three game series against the Angels. If the Yankees do come out victorious today, they will have won their first six series of 2010. That would be pretty impressive. Here is the lineup they will run out today via Chad Jennings

SS Derek Jeter

RF Nick Swisher

1B Mark Teixeira

3B Alex Rodriguez

2B Robinson Cano

DH Jorge Posada

LF Marcus Thames

CF Curtis Granderson

C Francisco Cervelli

RHP Javier Vazquez

Nick Johnson Update

Nick Johnson is not playing today again as he is suffering from a sore back. By resting him again today, he will get three days off (yesterday, today, and tomorrow which is an off day). He is expected back in the lineup on Tuesday.

Chan Ho Park Update

Chan Ho Park who is suffering from a hamstring issue is expected to travel to Tampa. The Yankees and Park hope that the warm weather of Tampa, Florida will help loosen up Park’s hamstring. Park tried the same thing last year when he was hurt  and he claims it helped him.

“The weather was so warm, it helped heal quickly. I felt much better. It is still a little bit tight, so that makes me feel that I’m not ready to throw on the mound. The next couple of days, it’s going to feel much better. Hopefully I’m ready to throw a bullpen next week, and come back right away.”


While I think the whole Rodriguez-Braden argument is ridiculously silly, I find this picture created by Flip Flop Fly Ball to be very funny.

I’m sorry for the lack of posts lately, I’ve been pretty busy the past few days and also these West coast games have thrown my schedule out of wack.

3 thoughts on “Game 18: Yankees at Angels

  1. Javy Vazquez was terrible again allowing five runs in four and two third innings. The Yankees are about to lose their first series of the season. The Yankees are about to be 12-6. Javy Vazquez got half of the Yankees losses so far or three of them.

    • Vazquez has been pretty disappointing so far this season, but we can’t really make any judgment on a the mere 20 innings he has pitched this season. He is probably going through mechanical issues or maybe he is going through a dead arm period. Either way, I’m not too worried about him.

      Unfortunately, the Yankees did lose their first series of 2010. But, 12-6 is still a great way to start a year, and compared to last year it is fabulous.

  2. Javy Vazquez is the only Yankees starting pitching that is struggling. At least the Yankees don’t have to see Angel Stadium again in the regular season. And Mark Texieira will start hitting in May based on his track record because Mark Texieira is a slow starter. I am not worry about the bullpen. Occasionally you give up games due to the management of the bullpen because you have to plan for future games too in the regular season.

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