Game 51: Yankees-Angels

Yankees (26-22)

Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Alex Rodriguez, DH
Robinson Cano, 2B
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Raul Ibanez, LF
Nick Swisher, RF
Eric Chavez, 3B
Russell Martin, C

Pitching: LH Andy Pettitte (2-1, 2.53 ERA)

Angels (25-25)

Mike Trout, LF
Maicer Izturis, 3B
Albert Pujols, DH
Mark Trumbo, 1B
Howie Kendrick, 2B
Torii Hunter, RF
Erick Aybar, SS
Peter Bourjos, CF
Bobby Wilson, C

Pitching: RH Dan Haren (2-5, 3.76 ERA)

Some postgame notes …

  • So, Jered Weaver will be going on the disabled list with a lower back strain. My guess is he misses a little less than a month, but just a guess at this point. Garrett Richards is up. He’ll be available out of the bullpen these last couple of games. With the off day, the earliest he’ll pitch is Sunday (though Haren may be available for that) and the latest he’ll pitch is Tuesday (since Jerome Williams would be required to go on three days’ rest by that point).
  • Hunter, as evidenced by the starting lineup, was activated from the restricted list, with infielder Andrew Romine being sent back down to Triple-A Salt Lake. Mike Scioscia obviously feels comfortable that Hunter is ready to go.
  • As for how the outfield situation will play out moving forward? Scioscia said it’ll fluctuate, but I’m thinking the most common lineup you’ll see will have Hunter in right, Trout in center and Trumbo in left, with Bourjos and Kole Calhoun backing up.
  • Kendrys Morales (5-for-9 with a homer and five RBIs the last couple games) is fine; just sitting because there’s a lefty starting. Scioscia said he’ll be back out there on Wednesday.

Some Angels links from Memorial Day …

Some AL West links …

And the Heat pulled out Game 1 of the ECF’s against the Celtics, in a game they really had control of for most of the night.

Oh, and don’t forget to follow Penn State grad and new associate reporter Joe McIntyre on Twitter. He’ll be helping me out this summer.



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