By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
AUG. 1, 2002
GAME 107 - YANKEES AT ANGELS
ANAHEIM -- The Angels have had a nice little season, winning some games and making a name for themselves. But now August is here, and until Thursday night, the one team in the American League the Angels had not played -- the New York Yankees -- were in town.
``We've heard a lot about the Angels and seen their turnaround,'' Yankees manager Joe Torre said before the game. ``Playing them is a chance to measure yourself against another good team. In case you have to face them in the postseason, you want to see how you match up against them.''
If the Yankees weren't impressed before facing the Angels, they probably are now. Angels starter Jarrod Washburn gave up one run and four hits in seven innings, got stellar defense behind him, just enough offense and clutch pitching from the bullpen in a 2-1 win before a sellout crowd of 42,897 at Edison Field.
``We've played well against them i...