AL All Star team Yankees invade the Big A starting tonight for a 3 game series with the Angels. The Halos bats will need to wake up or the club has a chance to be embarrassed in their home park because the Yankees will score runs.
Lets take a look at the series at a glance.
Pitching Match ups
- Ivan Nova (4-3, 4.67 ERA) vs. Jered Weaver (6-4, 2.10)
- CC Sabathia (6-3, 2.98) vs. Dan Haren (5-3, 2.29)
- Bartolo Colon (3-3, 3.26) vs.Ervin Santana (3-4, 4.34)
Yankee To Watch
- Mark Teixeira will likely be booed violently by the jaded Halo faithful – who are still miffed that Teixeira took the riches offered by the Empire over Arte’s money. The boos are not likely to deter Mark from killing the baseball. He comes in to the series having clubbed home runs in 4 of the Yanks last 7 games and sporting a .901 OPS. Teixeira also sports am impressive .278/.389/.512 slash line in 79 career games at Angels Stadium.
- Bobby Abreu likes June. Bobby has a career .915 OPS in June which is his highest OPS total of any month. Abreu has shown signs of revival lately with 9 hits in the Angels past 5 games raising his average nearly 20 points in that span (.259 to .275). Perhaps more importantly for Angels fans is that 4 of those 9 hits have gone for extra bases showing maybe Abreu is finally ready to start driving the baseball and improve on his
patheticmodest home run total (2).