Pitching has been the key to the Yankees back-to-back wins against the A’s and Royals, as the team continues to struggle to put up crooked numbers. The four-spot the Yankees put up last night represents their high-water mark of late, as the team has not scored more than four runs since May 26. Facing Kansas City for a four-game set was, in years past, something the team may have licked its collective chops at. Thus far, however, the Royals have sported a stout starting rotation, coupled with a fantastic bullpen. And Danny Duffy has been quite good since rejoining their rotation in early May.
Check out this excellent take on Duffy from IIATMS’s very own Stacey Gotsulias for some pregame reading.
|New York Yankees||Kansas City Royals|
|Brett Gardner, LF||Nori Aoki, RF|
|Derek Jeter, SS||Omar Infante, 2B|
|Jacoby Ellsbury, CF||Eric Hosmer, 1B|
|Mark Teixeira, 1B||Billy Butler, DH|
|Carlos Beltran, DH||Alex Gordon, LF|
|Yangervis Solarte, 3B||Salvador Perez, C|
|Alfonso Soriano, RF||Lorenzo Cain, CF|
|Brian Roberts, 2B||Mike Moustakas, 3B|
|John Ryan Murphy, C||Alcides Escobar, SS|
|David Phelps, SP||Danny Duffy, SP|