From ESPN.com -
New York went 4-6 against Los Angeles last season and the teams split a four-game series at Yankee Stadium. The Angels are the only team with a winning record against the Yankees during Joe Torre’s tenure as manager, going 55-52 overall and 28-24 in the Bronx since Torre took over in 1996.
Coming off series against the Mets and the Red Sox, this match-up will be a good test for New York. It will be interesting to see the intensity level that the Yankees show in these contests.
Since the Angels have their three best starters going in this series, the Yankees will have to keep the Angels from scoring too much.
The keys for the Yankees will be focusing on walks and steals. The Angels hardly ever walk and steal a lot of bases. New York’s pitchers will need to make sure they don’t give any free passes. And, Posada/Nieves will have to be on their toes.