New York Yankees: Looking Back at the Angels Series, West Coast Road Trip

Bernadette PasleyContributor IJune 5, 2011

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 05:  Nick Swisher #33 of the New York Yankees celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on June 5, 2011 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.  The Yankees won 5-3.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Yay! The Yankees' West Coast road trip is finally over!

No more staying up all hours of the night watching games and waking up way too soon after not getting enough sleep. The trip ended today with a series win against the Angels.

An away series against the Angels usually is not that much fun to watch, but that chamber of horrors in Southern California was anything but this past weekend. The Yankees had a chance to win all three games. They pitched well and, best of all, they hit well.

They even got hits from Jorge Posada and Nick Swisher! Next thing you know they'll be having a winning West Coast trip.

Oh, wait. They did have a winning West Coast trip.

The Yankees were 6-3 on this just-completed trip. Each loss felt winnable, too. But, hey, six out of nine on the West Coast ain't bad at all.

So the Yankees get a day off tomorrow to let their bodies re-adjust to east coast time. I'll finally be able to go to sleep at a normal time. Oh, but the Red Sox come to town on Tuesday. With the long games the Red Sox and Yankees always play, they might as well be out on the West Coast.

(Yawn)...Never mind.