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Gameday Post #9: Anaheim Angels at Yankees

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.

Without Jackie Robinson’s efforts and courage, I would never be as interested in baseball as I am today. I wouldn’t have the pleasure of looking up to such players as Derek Jeter, CC Sabathia, Curtis Granderson and Justin Upton. I wouldn’t have grown up dreaming of emulating them on a baseball diamond.

Thank you, Jackie Robinson, for not only changing professional baseball … but the whole world.

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A.L. EAST STANDINGS

Baltimore……………..5-3

NEW YORK……..…….4-4 (1.0 GB)

Tampa Bay……………4-4 (1.0 GB)

Toronto.………………4-4 (1.0 GB)

Boston……….…………3-5 (2.0 GB)

 

DATE/TIME: Sunday, April 15th, 1:05pm

TV/RADIO: ESPN, WCBS 880, WADO 1280

PITCHING PROBABLES: Jerome Williams (0-0, -.– ERA) vs. Ivan Nova (1-0, 2.57 ERA)

 

PITCHING PREVIEW (from MLB.com)

Jerome Williams (LAA) — Williams missed most of the spring with a hamstring injury, but got through two Minor League rehab outings and will make his first appearance at Yankee Stadium. He posted a 3.68 ERA in 44 big league innings in 2011.

Ivan Nova (NYY) — Nova notched the Yanks’ first win with seven innings of two-run ball on April 9 at Baltimore. He was peppered for 10 hits but limited the damage, walking none and striking out seven. He’s 1-1 with a 3.75 ERA in two career starts vs. the Halos.

 

ANGELS LINEUP

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YANKEES LINEUP

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Gameday Post #8: Anaheim Angels 7, Yankees 1

U-G-L-Y, Hughes ain’t got no alibi … it was ugly. Yeah, yeah, it was ugly.

Well, at least Robbie Cano got his first RBI of the season today. And David Phelps came up big in relief yet again.

Other than that, though, it wasn’t a fun game to watch.

Gameday Post #7: Anaheim Angels at Yankees

The Yankees played another extra-inning tilt Wednesday night with the Orioles. And just like the previous night, it was the Bombers who came up victorious. Nick Swisher’s 2-run HR in the 10th capped off the three-game sweep and gave his team  the 6-4 victory. CC Sabathia labored through 6 innings, allowing four earned runs but picking up eight strikeouts. A 38-pitch 2nd inning ate into his overall pitch count, but he felt much better than he did in his first start. With a depleted bullpen, CC did more than enough to give as much length as possible. Boone Logan, Rafael Soriano and Mariano Rivera held down the fort on the mound, throwing four shutout innings in relief. Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira each chipped in with multi-hit games. Granderson popped his first HR of the season and added 3 RBIs.

Hiroki Kurdoa will take the mound against Ervin Santana in the Yankees’ home opener vs. the Angels. Stadium gates open at 11am, with player introductions set to start at approximately 12:40pm. Enjoy, everyone … hope to see some of you there!

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A.L. EAST STANDINGS

Tampa Bay………..4-2

Toronto……..…….4-2

NEW YORK……….3-3 (1.0 GB)

Baltimore.………..3-3 (1.0 GB)

Boston……….………1-5 (3.0 GB)

 

DATE/TIME: Friday, April 13th, 1:05pm

TV/RADIO: YES, WCBS 880, WADO 1280

PITCHING PROBABLES: Ervin Santana (0-1, 7.94 ERA) vs. Hiroki Kuroda (0-1, 6.35 ERA)

 

PITCHING PREVIEW (from MLB.com)

Ervin Santana (LAA) — Santana struggled in his season debut, giving up six runs (five earned) on seven hits (two homers) against the Royals on Sunday. The 29-year-old has a 5.55 ERA in 12 career starts against the Yankees.

Hiroki Kuroda (NYY) — Kuroda had a tough Yanks debut, rapped for six runs (four earned) and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings by the Rays. The 37-year-old said he didn’t feel he had one pitch he could consistently go to, something he hopes won’t happen in his Bronx debut.

 

ANGELS LINEUP

 

YANKEES LINEUP