The Angels Stay Hot, at the Expense of the Yankees

Nick Swisher #33 of the New York Yankees reacts to his fly ball caught for an out by Peter Bourjos #25 of the Los Angeles Angels on the warning track to end the eighth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 29, 2012 in Anaheim, California.
Nick Swisher.

The Yankees entered their series with the Angels riding a five-game winning streak, but the Angels entered on a six-game winning streak — and it’s Mike Scioscia’s club that has remained hot. Last night, two different Angels outfielders robbed Nick Swisher of an extra base hit — video here — and Robinson Cano had a rough night at the plate, striking out twice with the bases loaded. (The second of those strikeouts ended the game. Cano, by the way, is just 1-for-10 with the bases loaded this year, though that one hit is a grand slam.) Dan Haren allowed just one run in seven innings work, while Andy Pettitte — who’d been terrific in his last two outings — made some mistakes, including home runs by both Albert Pujols and Mark Trumbo. The Yankees try to avoid a sweep in Anaheim tonight, when Ivan Nova takes the ball against Ervin Santana.

Angels Stay Hot, at the Expense of Yankees