Say Halo To My Little Fren: Yankees-Angels Gamer I

The Yankees return home to New York after a somewhat disappointing series in Chicago, culminated by a game that showed a bonanza of baserunners and a dearth of ability to bring the runs across.  Fortunately, even after losing two out of three to the world champs they still have seven wins out of their last ten and remain three games up in the east.

Cory Lidle takes the mound for New York this evening.  The pitcher who I have read to be described as "the dictionary definition of average" was anything but in his first start for New York last week, holding Toronto to four hits and only one run that came on a surprising solo shot from Ryan Roberts.

Joe Saunders has had three truly Angelic starts for Anaheim this season, each appearance a solid, seven inning outing.  Over those three victories and 21 innings, he has scattered 12 hits and 3 earned runs, 8 walks, and 14 Ks.  Batters are hitting a miniscule .164 against the lefty.  It may be tough getting baserunners, let alone runs against this pitcher unseen by the Yankees, as he takes the mound for the LAA of Anaheim, who took two games out of three in the first meeting between these teams way back in the first week of the season.

Hopefully Jeter, ARod, Giambi and Posada will atone for their lack of production last night and knock the shine off of that halo.  Comment away.

7 comments… add one
  • I guess Posada won’t be atoning, as Peter Abraham reports that he is getting a rest tonight. Also, Cano is out of the lineup as trainers are being cautious with his hamstring.
    1. Johnny Damon
    2. Derek Jeter
    3. Bobby Abreu
    4. Alex Rodriguez
    5. Jason Giambi
    6. Craig Wilson
    7. Melky Cabrera
    8. Sal Fasano
    9. Nick Green

    attackgerbil August 11, 2006, 6:31 pm
  • Ok, so tonight the Yanks #6-#9 spots in the lineup are hardly scary. Which means they’ll probably go 6-14 with a homer and 4 rbis.

    SF August 11, 2006, 6:32 pm
  • SF, I think Wilson against a lefty is scawy (as my friend’s niece says about the bad guys in Pizar movies). But 7-9 ain’t so hot. I wonder why Bernie’s not in there. Does Torre not check the lefty/righty splits? I’d sit Melky and put Bernie in his place.

    Nick-YF August 11, 2006, 6:36 pm
  • pizar=pixar

    Anonymous August 11, 2006, 6:36 pm
  • The real Cory Lidle stands up.

    SF August 11, 2006, 8:09 pm
  • Just got done with work. This game thread is as anemic as the Yankee’s run production.

    attackgerbil August 11, 2006, 9:32 pm
  • Thank you, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim or whatever.

    Hudson August 11, 2006, 10:56 pm

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