ccso The Yankees beat up on the LA Angels 4-1 in game one of this best of seven series.

CC Sabathia was his usual self going eight innings only allowing one run on four hits over eight innings striking out seven. Absolutely dominate, Sabathia is now 2-0 in the post season. In each of the Yankees playoff games the starting pitchers have only given up one earned run. That’s tough to beat.

John Lackey for the Angels was no slub either. Lackey went 5.2 innings giving up only two earned runs. Unfortunately for the Angels some sloppy defense turned two runs into four as they let a pop up fall in between second and third base and Tori Hunter misplayed a routine ground ball both of which led to unearned runs.

Tomorrow it will be AJ Burnett vs Joe Saunders. Should be an awesome match-up but I still think that the Yankees offence will be to much for the Angels pitching to handle. Saunders did not pitch well in Boston giving up 4 earned runs in 4.1 innings. If he thought Boston was a tough place to pitch wait till he tries Yankee Stadium tomorrow. AJ Burnett went 6 innings of one run ball his last time out and I look for much of the same from him as he is on a roll at just the right time.Its another 8:00pm start before a say off on Sunday for travel as the series will pick back up in LA on Monday.