Since August 11th, the Angels pitching staff has an ERA of 3.66. And, during the same time, the Yankees pitching staff has an ERA of 4.36. There’s an edge for the Halos.
However, if you just look at just Sturtze, Mussina, Johnson, Wang, Small, Chacon, Rivera and Gordon since 8/11, they have a collective ERA of 3.53.
On the flip side, for the Angels, if you just use Donnelly, Gregg, Shields, Lackey, Colon, Washburn, Byrd, Rodriguez, and Escobar since 8/11, they have a collective ERA of 3.21.
Is there much difference between 3.53 and 3.21?
If the Yankees can manage to just throw their “good” pitchers in this LDS, they have a chance to go toe-to-toe with the Angels best. It’s not the pitching mismatch that some like to make it out to be, at least over the last 7 to 8 weeks of performance for both teams.