Here is the schedule for the next three series on the other coast:
|DATE||VS.||TIME (EST)||PROBABLE PITCHERS|
|Friday, May 27th||@ Seattle Mariners||10:10pm||Burnett (5-3) Pineda (6-2)|
|Saturday, May 28th||@ Seattle Mariners||10:10pm||Nova (4-3) Hernandez (5-4)|
|Sunday, May 29th||@ Seattle Mariners||4:10pm||Sabathia (5-3) TBA|
|Monday, May 30th||@ Oakland Athletics||4:05pm||Colon (2-3) TBA|
|Tuesday, May 31st||@ Oakland Athletics||10:05pm||TBA|
|Wednesday June 1st||@ Oakland Athletics||3:35pm||TBA|
|Friday, June 3rd||@ Los Angeles Angels||10:05pm||TBA|
|Saturday, June 4th||@ Los Angeles Angels||9:05pm||TBA|
|Sunday, June 5th||@ Los Angeles Angels||3:35pm||TBA|
The Mariners and A’s both have young and talented pitching staffs, so the Yankee bats will play a big role in these two series. Finishing off the trip in Los Angeles against the Angels who are never an easy win, especially for the Yankees
Where will the Yankees be when they return back home?
Honestly, this road trip will be a true test for the Bombers, who leave atop the AL East (27-21) by just a half a game above the Boston Red Sox (27-22). The Tampa Bay Rays (26-23), Toronto Blue Jays (24-25) and Baltimore Orioles (23-24) are all very much in the hunt, as the AL East is as tight as can be.
The one thing that is for sure is that the Yankees return to the Bronx to play host to the Red Sox, Indians and Rangers so there is really no room for error.
On one hand, Yankee fans will get to know what this 2011 team can handle; and so will GM Brian Cashman who will probably use these next few weeks to establish whether a trade is absolutely necessary or not.
- 2011 New York Yankees: What Do May, June And # 28 Have In Common? (ladylovespinstripes.com)
- New York Yankees Are Not Immune To Slumps (ladylovespinstripes.com)
- New York Yankees: Sloppy Play Leads To Second Place (ladylovespinstripes.com)