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The Yankees open up a four-game series against the Seattle Mariners tonight. Here are the pitching probables for the series:

Thurs: RHP Phil Hughes (2-4, 5.37) vs RHP Aaron Harang (2-5, 5.82)

Fri: RHP Hiroki Kuroda (6-4, 2.59) vs RHP Jeremy Bonderman (0-1, 13.50)

Sat: LHP Andy Pettitte (4-3, 4.17) vs LHP Joe Saunders (4-5, 5.20)

Sun: RHP David Phelps (4-3, 4.15) vs RHP Felix Hernandez (7-4, 2.58)

Phil Hughes

Photo Courtesy of Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports

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The Yankees continue their four-game series against the Baltimore Orioles tonight. Here are the pitching probables for the rest of the series:

Fri: RHP Phil Hughes (13-12, 4.18) vs. LHP Wei-Yin Chen (12-8, 3.79)

Sat: LHP CC Sabathia (13-4, 3.42) vs. LHP Joe Saunders (7-11, 4.26)

Sun: RHP Freddy Garcia (7-6, 5.09) vs. LHP Zach Britton (5-1, 4.15)

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According to a posting on MLB Trade Rumors, Dan Haren was just acquired by the Angels in exchange for Joe Saunders, 2 Minor League pitchers and the infamous Player-to-be-Named-later. This comes on the heels of a weekend of trade rumors surrounding the Yankees attempts at landing the former Arizona Diamondabacks right-hander.

This was an obvious salary dump by the Diamondbacks, who will realize approximately $20 million in savings over the next two seasons. While Saunders is a serviceable major league starter, Dan Haren is a proven top-of-the-rotation type starter. This may also be the Angels way of stocking up for next year. Haren is a nice addition, but if the Halos are going to make a run at Texas, they need a power bat (or two).

As for the Yankees, I’m not certain if Brian Cashman was simply trying to up the ante for other team in the Haren Sweepstakes or if he really felt that the rumored package Arizona wanted (headlined by Joba Chamberlain) was too steep a price. Either way, it looks like Cashman lost on this one. If the former, he didn’t drive the price nearly high enough, since the prospects the Angels sent to Arizona are not exactly world beaters. If the latter, he failed to trade a struggling reliever for a proven ace. Look, I like Joba’s potential as much as anyone – but this would be the third time Cashman has failed to land an ace because he wouldn’t trade Joba. First it was Johan Santana. Then it was Roy Halladay. And now Haren. At this rate, Joba better turn into the second coming of Walter Johnson or else Cashman is going to end up with a whole carton of eggs on his face.

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Since Kevin is at the game tonight, you’ll have to deal with my somewhat abridged version of a pregame post.

Yankees (6-2) vs. Angels (5-3)

Pitching Matchup:

LHP Andy Pettitte (0-0, 4.26) vs LHP Joe Saunders (0-0, 2.57)

Yankees Lineup:

Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Posada C
Matsui DH
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Cabrera CF

Angels Lineup:

Chone Figgins 3B
Bobby Abreu RF
Torii Hunter CF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Kendry Morales 1B
Howie Kendrick 2B
Juan Rivera LF
Jeff Mathis C
Erick Aybar SS

Quick notes:

First pitch is scheduled for 8:20 on FOX

Slumping Nick Swisher is starting (contrary to widespread rumor that he’d be getting a day off in favor of Brett Gardner).

Aaaaand that’s all I got tonight. Can’t wait for 8:20 to roll around–whatever happened to afternoon games on Sundays? Then again, at least it’s not on TBS. Thank god for the little things, right?

Enjoy the game!

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Andy Pettitte

Yankees (6-2) vs. Angels (5-3)

Pitching Matchup:

LHP Andy Pettitte (0-0, 4.26) vs LHP Joe Saunders (0-0, 2.57)

Lineup

Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Posada C
Matsui DH
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Cabrera CF (more…)

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A.J. Burnett

Yankees (4-0) vs. Angels (3-1)

Pitching Matchup:

LHP Joe Saunders, (0-0, -.–) vs  RHP A.J. Burnett, (0-0, 1.50)

Lineup

Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Swisher RF
Cano 2B
Cabrera CF
Molina C

Schedule of events:

First pitch: Tino Martinez

Colors: United States Navy Color Guard

National Anthem and God Bless America: Regina Wilson, New York City Firefighter. Once again, no Ronan Tynan.

Check out the weather at Yankee Stadium right here 

Let’s hope that we can get some baseball in tonight…

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Andy Pettitte

Yankees (95-55) vs. Angels (89-60)

Pitching Matchup: LHP Andy Pettitte (13-6, 4.14 ERA) vs LHP Joe Saunders (13-7, 4.75 ERA)

Lineup

Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Swisher RF
Posada DH
Cano 2B
Cabrera CF
Molina C (more…)

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