Angels bp cooked
That 18 inning outing on Thursday night caught up with the Angels this weekend at The Stadium, as the Yanks came from behind twice to take the series. K-Rod had nothing on Saturday afternoon as the Yanks used walks and timely hitting to beat him, and on Sunday it was the usually reliable defense of the Angels coupled with poor pitching that allowed Tony Womack to win it in the 11th.
This was an important set for the Yankees as the Red Sox were beating up on those Twinkies. The Sox have a set against the Royals next whilst the Yankees fly out to Cleveland to face the good pitching team that the Indians are.
The Yankees are just trying to hang on to the Sox as they hope to get some pitchers back at some point in the near future. Tuesday's starter has yet to be announced although it will be in most likelihood either Al Leiter or Aaron Small. The hitting is still looking solid with the re-emergence of Jason Giambi as a major threat again being a huge plus point for the club.
Nothing was doing for the trade deadline with only a minor deal seeing Buddy Groom swap New York for the desert in Arizona for a PTBNL or cash. So unless we make any deals on the waiver wire this month, these are the players we'll need to step up and play great baseball to make the post season.
Good Luck Guys!