Game 32: Yankees at Angels

After last night’s fireworks and forgettable walk-fest, the Yankees are back at it tonight as they take on the Angels in the second game of a three-game series here at Angel Stadium.

New York has lost five of its last six games and will try to turn things around tonight behind Hiroki Kuroda, who will be making his seventh start of the season and has lost his last two starts, including to these Angels on April 25 in New York.

The Angels counter with left-hander C.J. Wilson, who is also making his seventh start of the season. He ranks second in the American League with three starts permitting one run or less, and has won his last two outings.

The game will be televised on the YES Network and can be heard on WFAN.

The Yankees made a pre-game roster move to activate infielder Brendan Ryan from the disabled list, placing right-hander Michael Pineda on the disabled list as his suspension expired.

Here are tonight’s lineups:

YANKEES (16-15)Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Derek Jeter SS
Carlos Beltran RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alfonso Soriano DH
Brian McCann C
Yangervis Solarte 3B
Brett Gardner LF
Brian Roberts 2B

Hiroki Kuroda RHP (2-3, 5.14)

ANGELS (16-15)Erick Aybar SS
Mike Trout CF
Albert Pujols 1B
Howie Kendrick B
Ian Stewart 3B
Raul Ibanez LF
C.J. Cron DH
Hank Conger C
Colin Cowgill RF

C.J. Wilson LHP (4-2, 3.18)


Day 2 of Derek Jeter retirement watch. Yesterday ESPN hinted at a Griffey like midseason surprise retirement. Today, Joel Sherman reported Cashman told Girardi it is “Ok” to play “Bad Cop” when discussing Brendan Ryan now being the starting Shortstop.


I just wonder how much this circus surrounding Jeter everywhere he goes on his
“farewell tour’ is affecting the Yankees focus and performance. The media needs to knock off reporting on every series the Yankees play about being Jeter’s last etc. etc. instead of reporting on the game itself. it was probably the same way last year with Mo. Every year we can’t have someone having a farewell tour. The Yankees need to win series if they’ve going to hope to appear with the World Series. Fortunately all the AL east teams are struggling and beating up on each other. The Yankees need to have a few series against Houston and Pittsburgh and one or two of the other national league teams. This game tonight is important.


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