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Coming off another series loss (this time to the Orioles), the Angels find themselves still 10 games under .500 (28-38). The Yankees (37-29) come to Anaheim  who find themselves in third place in the AL East and on a three game losing skid courtesy of the Oakland Athletics.  The Angels desperately need wins – but so do the Yankees. The pitching matchups are as follows: Friday: Andy Pettitte (5-3) vs C.J. Wilson (4-5) Saturday: David Phelps (4-3) vs Tommy Hanson (3-2) Sunday: CC Sabathia (6-5) vs Jered Weaver (1-2) A big comeback win on Wednesday followed by an off day for the Angels may (I know I’ve said this 100 times) finally be the thing they need to get them going. The Halos need to find thunder and quick: realistically, to make a decent playoff run the Angels have to win 64 of the remaining 93 games, which would give them a 92-70 record. Even at that rate, a second Wild Card spot may be the best thing to look at. The Yankees aren’t in much a better position lately than the Angels (playing wise). New York is coming off an 18 inning loss, and a three game Oakland series in which they scored a mere eight total runs. The biggest news was the struggling middle part of their offense: in Wednesday’s game, their four through seven hitters (Texeiria/Hafner/Youkilis/Wellls) went 0-28 and were responsible for 20 of the 30 men left on base. With the surging bats in Mike Trout and Howie Kendrick, the Angels may have a decent opportunity for at least a series win beginning Friday night. Other notes: Vernon Wells will make his return to Angel stadium for the first time since being traded away from the Angels during Spring Training. After a strong start with the Bronx Bombers, he’s scuffled down to a .229 BA and batting just .125 in the last seven days. Mike Trout fish hat night will be Saturday night. The Angels will also be giving away other prizes to fans. The AL West leading Oakland A’s (41-27) have now won their last 11 home games and lead the Angels by 11.5 games. .ikv4{position:absolute;clip:rect(471px,auto,auto,419px);}secured cash advance This article has been read (0) times
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