Tough Weekend Out West-- Drop 2 of 3

This was not a good weekend out in Anahiem for the Yankees. It usually never is when the Yanks head out west. They lost their 1st series of the year, one where they were ahead in both games they lost.

Friday night the Yanks had a 3-1 lead but AJ Burnett couldn't hold the lead. Joba Chamberlain later gave up a go-ahead HR to Kendry Morales and the Angels were victorious. Sunday, the Yanks were up 3-0 but Javy Vazquez' early season struggles continued and he couldn't hold the lead either. The knockout blow was once again dealt in the later innings off the Yankee bullpen. Damaso Marte served a 3-0 fastball down the heart of the plate to Morales in the 7th inning and hit a 3-run HR to seal the deal and put Anahiem up 8-4. The Yankees never recovered.

In between the losses was the performance of Andy Pettitte. He was excellent. He gave New York 8 solid innings giving up 1 run while issuing no walks. He was able to earn his 3rd win of the season.

Another high point of the weekend was Robinson Cano. Cano hit his 5th HR of the season on Sunday off of Angels Starter Scott Kazmir. It was Robbie's 3rd HR this season off Kazmir alone. His emergence as an elite hitter in the 5th spot of the lineup behind Alex Rodriguez is exciting to watch.

Tough weekend for the Bombers but I'm sure they'll rebound just fine. They travel to Baltimore this week to complete their 9 game road trip. With the Orioles sitting at 3-16 for the season, it's probably the best time for the Yanks to go pay a visit. Phil Hughes starts the opener on Tuesday night and looks to keep on rolling after his impressive 8 inning, 10 strikeout, near no-hit performance against Oakland last week.

C800 Asks You: With the Yankees losing 2 of 3 in Anahiem this weekend,does this still make you worry about coming back here in October? Should we really be worried about Javy Vazquez? Will Robinson Cano ever slow down? We're talking Yankees baseball on The Forum. Come check us out, register and share your thoughts!
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