|NY YANKEES ( SABATHIA )|
LA ANGELS ( WEAVER )
|927||NY YANKEES||+130||Ov 7.5,+100||+130||Ov 7,-110|
|928||LA ANGELS||-140||Un 7.5,-120||-140||Un 7,-110|
|vs Right-handed Starters||23-24||-4.9||20-23||4.1||0.245||0.296||4.0||0.259||0.316|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-2.6||1-5||2.4||0.200||0.270||3.9||0.255||0.335|
|vs Left-handed Starters||8-9||-3.4||8-9||4.1||0.250||0.321||4.4||0.275||0.326|
|Past 7 Games||4-4||+0.3||4-3||5.1||0.286||0.358||4.7||0.269||0.321|
|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)||2-6||L||115||8 ov||P||5||4||0||12||10||1|
|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||SABATHIA(L)||TAMPA BAY||HERNANDEZ(R)|| |
|6/23/2013|| ||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)||6-2||W||-125||8 ov||P||12||10||1||5||4||0|
|6/16/2013||WEAVER(R)||NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)|| |
|6/23/2013|| ||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 JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer
New York (37-30) at Los Angeles (29-38), 3:35 p.m. EDT
After another key injury and another loss, the New York Yankees are mired in perhaps their most adverse stretch of the season.
They'll hope CC Sabathia can help them recover from another setback Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels as they conclude what has degenerated into a woeful 10-game trip after a promising start.
New York (37-31) opened the trip taking three of four from Seattle, but has since matched a season worst with five straight losses.
Mark Teixeira, again, was the latest Yankee to fall to injury, exiting in the fourth inning of Saturday's 6-2 defeat with an aggravated right wrist. He had only been off the disabled list since May 31 after missing the club's first 53 games with a torn tendon sheath in his right wrist.
The two-time All-Star is scheduled for an examination by the team physician in New York on Sunday. The Yankees' injury list already includes Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson and Kevin Youkilis.
"You're taking a switch-hitter out of the middle of your lineup," manager Joe Girardi said of losing Teixeira, who was 8 for 53 (.151) with three home runs and 19 strikeouts in 15 games. "I know his average wasn't great but he had 12 RBIs in a short period of time, so that's hard to lose. But hopefully it's just a couple of days and we'll get him right back."
The Angels (30-38), meanwhile, rode their flourishing offense to a third straight victory. They're batting .352 with 20 runs during their winning streak after managing 12 runs and hitting .227 while dropping their four previous games.
Albert Pujols is 8 for 14 during in the last three and Howie Kendrick, who is 9 for 19 off Sabathia, is an AL-best 24 for 48 in the month of June after a 3-for-3 performance Saturday.
"A lot of guys are really swinging the bats real well," Kendrick said. "One through nine, different guys are doing it every time. We just want to play good baseball. We're not worried about the standings or whatever. We just want to win."
Sabathia (6-5, 4.07 ERA) will try to shut the Angels down, but his recent performances haven't been encouraging with a 5.55 ERA over the last five starts. He yielded six runs and eight hits - including two homers - across six innings in a 6-4 loss at Oakland on Tuesday.
"It was disappointing," the left-hander said. "Just not having it today was frustrating but I'll be ready to go in five days. I just thought the stuff wasn't as sharp, wasn't as good tonight."
Sabathia is 3-1 with a 1.17 ERA in his last four starts against the Angels, which includes two meetings in the 2009 AL championship series. He hasn't faced Los Angeles since 2011.
Opposing Sabathia is Jered Weaver (1-2, 3.77), who also hopes to rebound from a tough outing. He was charged with four runs and six hits over 5 2-3 innings while dealing with inclement weather in Monday's 4-3 defeat at Baltimore.
Weaver is 6-2 in 11 career regular-season starts against the Yankees despite a 4.97 ERA. He has been aided by an average of 8.1 runs of support.
Mark Trumbo is 4 for 7 off Sabathia while Josh Hamilton and Pujols are a combined 3 for 26 with nine strikeouts.
New York has lost 27 of its last 39 regular-season games at Angel Stadium.
|Last Updated: 9/1/2014 8:32:59 PM EST|