Headed home after six
The Yankees returned home to New York early this morning after their six-game trip to Boston and Detroit, a journey that ended a whole lot better than it started. The last two nights in the Motor City offered a lot for them to feel good about, getting a strong performance from Phil Hughes fresh up from Triple-A followed by another one from Joba Chamberlain last evening.
Any time you can bat around in an inning for two straight nights, things are going pretty well, and it seems Nick Swisher’s bat has come alive after a brief skid. They’re back at home tonight to play the Angels in a four-game series, while Alex Rodriguez will be on a field in Tampa in a few hours to play a morning intrasquad game at the Yankees’ Minor League complex.
Here are the pitching matchups for the Angels series:
Thursday 4/30 vs. LOS ANGELES (AL)
RHP A.J. Burnett (2-0, 5.47) vs. RHP Anthony Ortega (0-1, 7.20) 7:05 p.m. YES
Friday 5/1 vs. LOS ANGELES (AL)
LHP Andy Pettitte (2-1, 2.96) vs. RHP Jered Weaver (2-1, 2.45) 7:05 p.m. YES
Saturday 5/2 vs. LOS ANGELES (AL)
LHP CC Sabathia (1-2, 4.73) vs. RHP Matt Palmer (1-0, 6.00) 1:05 p.m. YES
Sunday 5/3 vs. LOS ANGELES (AL)
RHP Phil Hughes (1-0, 0.00) vs. LHP Joe Saunders (2-1, 3.51) 1:05 p.m. YES