Pregame notes: Gardy and D-Rob (who else?), and the offense

Brett Gardner did a little tee and toss today -- that means he hit off a tee and took a few swings as a coach tossed him some underhand pitches -- and will do it again tomorrow, before moving on to the next step: batting practice! After that, it's rehab starts, although Joe Girardi didn't know when those might begin or how many Gardner might need before being declared ready to return to the Yankees. So we really don't know much more than we did yesterday . . . David Robertson, on the other hand, now has a concrete plan -- he will play catch tomorrow and Friday and if all goes well, will throw off a mound on Saturday. But again, Girardi didn't know if it would be a full mound, a half-mound, or, as the manager put it, "an ant mound.'' . . . Girardi is similarly mystified about his team's lack of offense, especially with the bases loaded. But tonight could be an offensive explosion for both teams. Check out some Yankees numbers vs. LAA starter Ervin Santana: Derek Jeter .415 with 3 HRs; Alex Rodriguez .353 with 4 HRS; Robinson Cano .324 with 4 HRs, Eric Chavez .355. Santana is 5-6 lifetime vs. the Yankees with a 5.70 ERA. On the other side, several Angels have done well against Ivan Nova: Peter Bourjos .800 (4-for-5, 1 HR); Mark Trumbo .500 (4-for-8, 1 HR); Howie Kendrick .333 (2-for-6, with a 2B and a 3B). Albert Pujols is 0-for-3 with 1K vs. Nova.