Game Thread: April 15th, Angels vs. Yankees

Ivan Nova faces off against Jerome Williams in the rubber match of this weekend’s three game set against the Angels. Neither of the two previous games have been close thus far. The Yankees trounced the Angel’s in the series opener and then the Angels returned the favor on Saturday. A loss wouldn’t mean much, not at this point in the season, but it would be nice if the Bombers could win their first series of the year at home.

Here are the lineups:


1. Erick Aybar – SS
2. Howie Kendrick – 2B
3. Albert Pujols – 1B
4. Torii Hunter – RF
5. Vernon Wells – CF
6. Bobby Abreu – LF
7. Mark Trumbo – DH
8. Maicir Izturis – 3B
9. Chris Iannetta – C


1. Derek Jeter – SS
2. Curtis Granderson – CF
3. Alex Rodriguez – 3B
4. Robinson Cano – 2B
5. Mark Teixeira – 1B
6. Nick Swisher – RF
7. Raul Ibanez – DH
8. Russell Martin – C
9. Brett Gardner – RF


57 thoughts on “Game Thread: April 15th, Angels vs. Yankees

  1. Nova looks great. If Pettitte or Pineda came back now, it would be crazy to send Nova down.

  2. I hope we don’t have to deal with the guy-they’ve-never-seen-before thing.

  3. I love watching Ivan walk in from the inning. If it went well, you know he wants to whoop and celebrate, but he guards from looking too happy.

    This time it was a grimace, but not one I would take seriously.

  4. Stretchy Tex! Another throw at the rubber band limit. There have been many these last few games.

  5. I see 96 pitches, he looks to be tiring, walk, now a behind in the count double. This inning was it.

  6. The seats behind home – jete clubbing another hard, this time to left center – are pretty well populated. But this afternoon, great game at Fenway, they were sitting on laps, jammed full.

    I wonder if they are more reasonably priced. They’re certainly not huge, like here.

  7. Boy, Kendrick has been amazing. If Mike’s piece and the comments hold, and Robbie goes, we should keep an eye on him.

  8. Nice double by Cano. ESPN has been oddly unannoying tonight. Gushed over Robbie’s swing.

  9. even the home plate ump, Jim Joyce and his steerike calls raised not an argument from me. Delightful!

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