Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH
Brett Gardner LF
Francisco Cervelli C
RHP Bartolo Colon (3-3, 3.26)
Colon vs. Angels
Maicer Izturis 2B
Erick Aybar SS
Bobby Abreu DH
Torii Hunter RF
Alberto Callaspo 3B
Howie Kendrick LF
Mark Trumbo 1B
Hank Conger C
Peter Bourjos CF
RHP Joel Pineiro (2-2, 3.52)
Pineiro vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 3:35 p.m., YES Network
WEATHER: It’s a day game in Southern California. What do you think?
UMPIRES: HP Bill Welke, 1B Tim Tschida, 2B Mike Estabrook, 3B Marty Foster
STILL CRAZY GOOD AFTER ALL THESE YEARS: According to Elias, Mariano Rivera is the third pitcher to ever have as many as 15 saves in a season at age 41 or older. The other two were Dennis Eckersley (30 in 1996) and Trevor Hoffman (37 in 2009). Rivera got his 15th save last night.
INTO THE ROCKS: After his home run last night, Alex Rodriguez now has 68 career homers against the Angels, his most against any opponent and the most anyone ever hit against the Angels. He has 38 home runs in this ballpark, his highest total for any visiting stadium.
GOOD DAY: The Yankees have the Majors best record in day games, doing 14-3 in the sunshine. They lead the Majors with 6.47 runs per day game.
ON THIS DATE: On June 5, 1874 — that’s right, 1874 — Hall of Fame pitcher Jack Chesbro was born. He was a member of the franchise’s first team in 1903 and went 128-93 in 269 games with the Yankees from 1903-09. His 41 wins in 1904 remains the American League single-season record. I think Bartolo Colon can break it this season, but that’s just me.
UPDATE, 3:47 p.m.: Two strikeouts in a 1-2-3 first inning for Colon. Business as usual.
UPDATE, 4:09 p.m.: Jeter singles to right field. Fourteen away. Meanwhile, the Yankees have a 1-0 lead on Brett Gardner’s RBI double in the second.
UPDATE, 4:11 p.m.: And now Teixeira’s gone deep. It’s 2-0 Yankees. Former Angels beating up on the current Angels.
UPDATE, 4:35 p.m.: Really nice play by Cano to end the inning, but the Angels were able to tie the game with a home run and sac fly in the third.
UPDATE, 4:40 p.m.: Did Posada think there was no one there to catch the ball? I really can’t understand that decision. His second double of the series, but he tried to stretch it for no apparent reason and with absolutely no chance. Weird.
UPDATE, 5:44 p.m.: Robertson got himself into trouble, but he did his usual escape act to keep a 4-3 lead intact. Teixeira has a two-homer game, and that’s making the difference so far.
UPDATE, 5:57 p.m.:With the lefty Bobby Abreu on deck, Boone Logan is no longer warming for the Yankees, but Joba Chamberlain is up. Robertson is back out to start the eighth inning.
UPDATE, 6:43 p.m.: Looked like Gardner got a bad jump on that stolen base attempt in the ninth, but still, it’s hard to believe he’s had this much trouble taking bags this season. Gardner’s never had a season like this on the bases.