The Yankees have lost more than they've won against the Angels in the last several years; the Halos are the only team to regularly give the Bombers fits. Some of that is the natural result of two very good, evenly matched teams facing each other a few times each season- like the postseason, anything can happen. And some of that is just plain old bad timing.
There's never really a good time to start a guy with a 7 ERA who has only managed to last 5 innings once this season. Ladies and gentlemen, Vidal Nuno.
In the red corner is 27-year-old lefty Hector Santiago, pitching to an ERA north of 5 and coming off a 4 run, 4.2 IP outing at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees gain a point on familiarity, but Santiago wins it back by pitching in his home hitter's park.
With a win, the Yankees could take the season series against the Angels 4-2 and bring that record over the last few years a little closer to even.
|NEW YORK YANKEES||LOS ANGELES ANGELS|
|Jacoby Ellsbury - CF||Collin Cowgill - RF|
|Derek Jeter - SS||Mike Trout - CF|
|Carlos Beltran - RF||Albert Pujols - 1B|
|Mark Teixeira - 1B||Howie Kendrick - 2B|
|Alfonso Soriano - DH||C.J. Cron - DH|
|Y. Solarte - 3B||Erick Aybar - SS|
|Brett Gardner - LF||Chris Iannetta - C|
|Brian Roberts - 2B||Grant Green - LF|
|J. Murphy - C||John McDonald - 3B|
|Vidal Nuno - LHP||Hector Santiago - LHP|