Jerome Williams made his return to the Angels rotation yesterday. He pitched okay and gave the Angels some length, but it wasn’t enough as the Angels lost 5-3 to the Yankees. With Dan Haren out and the starting pitching depth a little bit compromised, Williams is going to need to step up.
The Angels took a 2-0 lead in the first as Alberto Callaspo got a bases loaded two run single. The Yankees responded right away when Robinson Cano hit his 21st homer of the year to tie the game. In the third, Curtis Granderson hit his 24th homer of the year to give the Yankees a 4-2 lead. In the fourth, Howard Kendrick walked, stole second, went to third on a groundout and came in on Bobby Wilson‘s groundout to make it 4-3. The Yankees tacked on a run in the sixth as Alex Rodriguez doubled and Cano drove him in with a single. The Yankee bullpen shut down the Angel offense giving up only two hits in four innings.