The left-hander has made four starts this season and has not recorded a decision in any of them. All four have also gone extra innings, so Washburn would like to do his part.
In a strange pattern, Washburn has been roughed up only to see the Angels rally and win. But in the two starts that Washburn has posted a zero, the Angels have been unable to generate offense and ultimately lost.
It will be the first start for Washburn against the Yankees since 2002. In his career, Washburn is 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA at Yankee Stadium.
Right-hander Mike Mussina will start for New York.
LAA: LHP Jarrod Washburn
0-0, 4.07 ERA
Did not face NY in 2004
1-2, 4.50 ERA
1-0, 1.17 ERA in 2004 vs. LAA Player to watch
Chone Figgins is hitting .360 over his last 12 games. Figgins went 2-for-3 against Mike Mussina last season. Quotable
"The only thing about Bart's game we would have tweaked was first-pitch strikes and getting ahead early in counts." -- Mike Scioscia on Bartolo Colon On the Internet
Official game notes On television
LAA: FSNW; ESPN (blacked out in LA)
NYY: YES On radio
LAA: KSPN 710 AM; KTNQ 1020 AM (Español)
NYY: WCBS 880 AM Quick hits
With two stolen bases on Tuesday, the Angels have 11 in their last five games. ... Tuesday's loss dropped the Angels to 241-304 overall against the Yankees. On deck
Thursday: at NY Yankees, 4:05 p.m. PT
Friday: at Minnesota, 5:10 p.m. PT
Saturday: at Minnesota, 4:10 p.m. PT
Mike Scarr is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.