Momentum is only as good as the next day's starting pitcher, right?
Andy Pettitte faces an Angels team (.282/.346/.435) that resembles the Blue Jays (.272/.339/.434) team that smacked him around for six earned in his last outing.
You know you're in trouble when you find yourself wishing that Vlad Guerrero's .290/.319/.416 were in the lineup.
Meanwhile, All-Star snub (Tim Wakefield, really?) Jered Weaver has been impressive. He's already thrown 114 innings to a 1.13 WHIP, while holding opponents to a .282 OBP. Seriously, the league hits like Francisco Cervelli against this guy.
Hopefully, Jered will remember that he's a Weaver, and revert to his career form against the Yanks- 1.46, 28IP in 5 starts, 12 BB, and 9HR, a .565 slugging.
New York Yankees @ Los Angeles Angels
07/11/09 4:10 PM EDT
|New York Yankees||Los Angeles Angels|
|Derek Jeter - SS||Chone Figgins - DH|
|Johnny Damon - LF||Erick Aybar - SS|
|Mark Teixeira - 1B||Bobby Abreu - RF|
|Alex Rodriguez - 3B||Mike Napoli - C|
|Hideki Matsui - DH||Kendry Morales - 1B|
|Jorge Posada - C||Gary Matthews - CF|
|Robinson Cano - 2B||Howie Kendrick - 2B|
|Eric Hinske - RF||Brandon Wood - 3B|
|Brett Gardner - CF||Robb Quinlan - LF|