|NY YANKEES ( PHELPS )|
LA ANGELS ( HANSON )
|975||NY YANKEES||+105||Ov 8.5,-110||+100||Ov 8,-115|
|976||LA ANGELS||-115||Un 8.5,-110||-110||Un 8,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||23-23||-3.9||20-23||4.2||0.247||0.298||4.0||0.257||0.313|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.4||1-6||2.3||0.197||0.270||3.6||0.244||0.318|
|vs Right-handed Starters||21-29||-16.7||31-19||4.5||0.264||0.322||4.8||0.260||0.327|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-0.7||4-3||5.0||0.277||0.345||5.1||0.284||0.338|
|6/6/2013||HUGHES(R)||@ SEATTLE||HARANG(R)||6-1||W||-115||7.5 un||U||9||3||1||4||6||0|
|6/7/2013||KURODA(R)||@ SEATTLE||BONDERMAN(R)||1-4||L||-175||8 un||U||4||5||0||9||9||1|
|6/8/2013||PETTITTE(L)||@ SEATTLE||SAUNDERS(L)||3-1||W||-130||7.5 un||U||10||9||0||4||5||0|
|6/9/2013||PHELPS(R)||@ SEATTLE||HERNANDEZ(R)||2-1||W||135||6.5 ov||U||7||10||1||6||6||1|
|6/11/2013||SABATHIA(L)||@ OAKLAND||COLON(R)||4-6||L||105||7 un||O||10||9||0||9||3||0|
|6/12/2013||HUGHES(R)||@ OAKLAND||STRAILY(R)||2-5||L||100||7.5 un||U||4||6||0||8||10||1|
|6/13/2013||KURODA(R)||@ OAKLAND||PARKER(R)||2-3||L||100||7.5 un||U||10||14||0||12||12||2|
|6/14/2013||PETTITTE(L)||@ LA ANGELS||WILSON(L)||2-5||L||145||8 un||U||6||7||0||13||10||1|
|6/15/2013||PHELPS(R)||@ LA ANGELS||HANSON(R)|| |
|6/16/2013||SABATHIA(L)||@ LA ANGELS||WEAVER(R)|| |
|6/18/2013||HUGHES(R)||LA DODGERS||RYU(L)|| |
|6/19/2013||KURODA(R)||LA DODGERS||CAPUANO(L)|| |
|6/20/2013||PETTITTE(L)||TAMPA BAY||COBB(R)|| |
|6/21/2013||PHELPS(R)||TAMPA BAY|| || |
|6/22/2013|| ||TAMPA BAY|| || |
|6/4/2013||WEAVER(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||FELDMAN(R)||4-3||W||-180||7.5 un||U||8||4||1||8||8||0|
|6/5/2013||VARGAS(L)||CHICAGO CUBS||GARZA(R)||6-8||L||-155||7.5 ev||O||10||8||0||15||11||1|
|6/8/2013||HANSON(R)||@ BOSTON||DOUBRONT(L)||9-5||W||155||10.5 ov||O||12||12||2||14||14||1|
|6/8/2013||WILSON(L)||@ BOSTON||BUCHHOLZ(R)||2-7||L||150||8.5 ov||O||7||6||3||13||10||0|
|6/9/2013||BLANTON(R)||@ BOSTON||DEMPSTER(R)||5-10||L||145||10.5 un||O||9||9||2||11||7||0|
|6/10/2013||WEAVER(R)||@ BALTIMORE||GARCIA(R)||3-4||L||-125||9 ov||U||8||8||1||7||3||0|
|6/11/2013||VARGAS(L)||@ BALTIMORE||GONZALEZ(R)||2-3||L||105||9.5 ov||U||6||2||1||8||6||0|
|6/12/2013||WILLIAMS(R)||@ BALTIMORE||HAMMEL(R)||9-5||W||100||9.5 ev||O||12||6||1||10||6||2|
|6/14/2013||WILSON(L)||NY YANKEES||PETTITTE(L)||5-2||W||-155||8 un||U||13||10||1||6||7||0|
|6/15/2013||HANSON(R)||NY YANKEES||PHELPS(R)|| |
|6/16/2013||WEAVER(R)||NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)|| |
|6/22/2013|| ||PITTSBURGH|| || |
|NY YANKEES: HITTING: Despite his decline from mediocrity into downright counter-productivity, SS DEREK JETER gets to hit atop the best lineup in baseball. Off an MVP-caliber season, OF CURTIS GRANDERSON is a true star. His average is mediocre, but his power is elite and the Yankees are letting him run when on base. After two years with a sub-.260 average, 1B MARK TEIXEIRA's talent seems to be fading. He still puts up huge power numbers playing in a bandbox. Coming off knee and thumb injuries, 3B ALEX RODRIGUEZ is a serious injury risk hitting in the middle of this lineup. 2B ROBINSON CANO will once again see as many RBI chances as anyone. He's been great in those situations the past two seasons. OFs NICK SWISHER and BRETT GARDNER offer power and SBs, respectively, though the Yankees may look to upgrade if they continue to post lackluster numbers. C RUSSELL MARTIN will get plenty of playing time now that Jesus Montero is in Seattle. Veteran slugger RAUL IBANEZ is the new DH in town, and will love hitting towards the short porch in right at Yankee Stadium. |
STARTING PITCHING: CC SABATHIA struggled late last year and has logged a ridiculous number of innings over the past five years. He's a top-10 starter in the majors, but is starting to pass his prime. Newcomers HIROKI KURODA and MICHAEL PINEDA will both stabilize what was a shaky rotation last year. Kuroda, 37, posted a 3.07 ERA with the Dodgers and the 23-year-old Pineda has unlimited upside, fanning 173 batters in 171 innings with Seattle last season. IVAN NOVA benefitted from nearly nine runs of support per game. He keeps the ball down often enough to thrive in the Bronx, just without many strikeouts. PHIL HUGHES' stuff has regressed greatly since his days as a top prospect. He's trying to overcome conditioning problems this offseason. MANNY BANUELOS and DELLIN BETANCES are great prospects who may get a chance to start MLB games later this season.
RELIEF PITCHING: Trust MARIANO RIVERA to stay dominant until proven wrong. He was better in 2011 than he was in 2010 despite some velocity slippage. DAVID ROBERTSON has a firm hold on eighth-inning duties after an All-Star season. He's second in line for saves. RAFAEL SORIANO wasn't a total bust, as he did just fine after a rough April. He's settled into the seventh-inning role since Robertson is more trusted that he is. After Tommy John surgery, JOBA CHAMBERLAIN is aiming to be back this June. Middle reliever CORY WADE was reliable last year, and has a chance to rack up some vulture wins if he keeps going strong.
|LA ANGELS: HITTING: SS ERICK AYBAR will likely get another crack at the leadoff spot by default. DH/OF BOBBY ABREU can still draw walks and run a little. 2B HOWIE KENDRICK traded batting average for more power last year. He's still one of baseball's better middle infield bats. 1B ALBERT PUJOLS should benefit from DH-ing a couple of times a year. OF TORII HUNTER is fading fast and may not provide middle-of-the-order power. OF VERNON WELLS has a better chance than Hunter to bounce back, and the Angels have to be patient considering his monster contract. MARK TRUMBO will get a look at 3B. If he can't get it done, ALBERTO CALLASPO would start and Trumbo would back-up first and DH. Speedy OF PETER BOURJOS will start in left, and top prospect MIKE TROUT will soon replace free agents-to-be Abreu or Hunter. KENDRYS MORALES could DH regularly if his ankle is healthy. CHRIS IANNETTA is no Mike Napoli, but he's a monster upgrade over Jeff Mathis. |
STARTING PITCHING: JERED WEAVER had a lot of things go right in 2011, and it's not hard to picture him as a Cy Young candidate again. But he faded late in the year, and may not belong in the upper echelon or pitchers. A cutter has led to DAN HAREN's rebirth. He's right there with Weaver, just a step behind the elite arms. C.J. WILSON may not get the same run support, but he should benefit from getting out of hitter-friendly Arlington; he had a 2.31 road ERA last year. ERVIN SANTANA never developed into a top-of-the-line starter, but he's become more consistent and settled in as a solid starter. Once a washed-out former prospect, JEROME WILLIAMS came back to the States from Taiwan and delivered three quality starts last September. He's not likely to have sustained success, but he does have the inside track for a rotation spot. Middling prospect GARRETT RICHARDS seems like the most likely candidate to step into the rotation in case of injury.
RELIEF PITCHING: JORDAN WALDEN will have the closer's role again entering the spring, but while he was overpowering he was also very shaky at times. He gave up seven runs over 2.2 innings in his last three appearances. RICH THOMPSON decided to lean on his cutter last year and the results were excellent. If Walden slips up, Thompson has to be in the closer conversation. LaTROY HAWKINS was solid with Milwaukee (2.42 ERA) and joins his ninth different team since 2003. He is expected to set up Walden as well. Lefty SCOTT DOWNS was far from dominant last year, despite his 1.34 ERA. But Scioscia does trust him in high-leverage situations, making him a possible fallback if Walden struggles. The Angels don't seem to have big plans for HISANORI TAKAHASHI, the most well-compensated long reliever in baseball.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (NY YANKEES-LA ANGELS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Yankees-Angels Preview* ========================
By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer
New York (37-30) at Los Angeles (29-38), 7:15 p.m. EDT
The Los Angeles Angels are showing signs of regaining their hitting stroke but could have a difficult time keeping their bats going if David Phelps can continue his recent resurgence.
Phelps will try to deliver another superb outing while helping the New York Yankees avoid a season high-tying fifth straight loss Saturday night.
Los Angeles (29-38) has produced 14 runs and 25 hits in its second set of back-to-back victories since the end of an eight-game win streak May 27. The Angels had 13 hits - their most in 16 games - in Friday's series-opening 5-2 victory over the Yankees (37-30).
Albert Pujols registered his second three-hit effort in as many games and four other players contributed two or more hits.
"We need to keep going tomorrow," said first baseman Mark Trumbo, who also had three hits and drove in a run. "We did a lot of things right. ... We got a nice win and that's what we need."
The Angels will try to keep hitting when they face Phelps (4-3, 3.90 ERA), who has bounced back splendidly from the worst start of his career. The right-hander is 1-0 with a 0.75 ERA in two outings since he failed to make it out of the first inning in a loss to the New York Mets on May 29. He's given up a combined four hits while striking out 13.
Phelps allowed one run over six innings and fanned six while helping the Yankees get past Seattle ace Felix Hernandez in a 2-1 win Sunday.
"Regardless of who I'm pitching against, I'm going to go out and try to put up as many zeros as I can," Phelps told the team's website.
Phelps will make his first start against the Angels. He had a 1.23 ERA in two relief appearances against them last season, covering 7 1-3 innings
The Yankees, meanwhile, will try to help him by snapping out of their extended funk at the plate. The Yankees are batting .220 in their last 23 games and .189 during their four consecutive defeats.
They produced six singles in Friday's loss, and placed Kevin Youkilis (back) on the disabled list before the game.
First baseman Mark Teixeira is 3 for 29 in his last seven games, while former Angel Vernon Wells is 4 for 28 during that same span.
"Keep fighting through it. That's all you can do," manager Joe Girardi said. "Every team is going to go through it. We're not immune to it, and we've got to find a way to get out of it."
Tommy Hanson (3-2, 4.12) will try to be the latest to stifle Yankees hitters while earning his second win since returning from the restricted list. The right-hander, who had been dealing with family issues, gave up two runs over five innings last Saturday in a 9-5 victory in Boston despite allowing seven hits and four walks.
"Tommy was on the edge it seemed like the whole game - a lot of baserunners and it's a tough lineup to give up a lot of opportunities," manager Mike Scioscia said. "But when he needed to make pitches, he did and was grinding it out for five innings."
Hanson is 2-0 with a 3.48 ERA in two career starts against the Yankees. The most recent was a 10-5 win for Atlanta on June 20.
|Last Updated: 10/20/2014 1:27:56 AM EST|