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Yankees @ Angels Saturday Lineup

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Bombers @ Halos

HYE YOU AIN'T A-ROID?!?!?!
HYE YOU AIN'T A-ROID?!?!?!
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The Angels pitching manged to dance thru raindrops in that semi-vaunted Yankees lineup last night and the bats were present and accounted for even if each inning was not a big inning. It was enough and we'll take it.

Tonight Tommy Hanson is on the mound and if you listened to our Thursday LunchTime Halotalk Podcast (HERE IS A LINK), Sam Miler from Baseball Prospectus singled Hanson as a player that the projection systems overvalue to the point of perhaps irresponsibility. When those systems give us a glimmer of hope for the team, breaking them down and comparing them to reality is a saddening thing.

However... perhaps Hanson returns to form tonight - if he does he would weirdly then be confirming theory instead of keeping with realistic expectations that evryone's eyes can see. Are you following here?

  1. Mike Trout LF
  2. Josh Hamilton RF
  3. Albert Pujols DH
  4. Mark Trumbo 1B
  5. Howie Kendrick 2B
  6. Alberto Callaspo 3B
  7. Erick Aybar SS
  8. Hank Conger C
  9. Peter Bourjos CF