Game 62: Kuroda v. Shields

On the heels of David Phelps allowing at least ten base-runners and five runs for the third consecutive start, Hiroki Kuroda will look to recapture the magic that was celebrated as “#HIROK Day” less than a year ago. And with the offense once again proving incapable of scoring more than four runs in this post-Memorial Day world (and James Shields toeing the rubber for the Royals), the Yankees will likely need a vintage turn from Kuroda.

Don’t you dare call me a pessimist…

New York Yankees Kansas City Royals
Brett Gardner, LF Nori Aoki, RF
Derek Jeter, SS Omar Infante, 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Eric Hosmer, 1B
Carlos Beltran, DH Billy Butler, DH
Brian McCann, C Alex Gordon, LF
Yangervis Solarte, DH Salvador Perez, C
Ichiro Suzuki, RF Lorenzo Cain, CF
Brian Roberts, 2B Mike Moustakas, 3B
Kelly Johnson, 1B Alcides Escobar, SS
Hiroki Kuroda, SP James Shields, SP

Domenic is a staff writer for It's About the Money, and the host of the It's About the Money Stupid podcast. By day, he is a mild-mannered real estate attorney on Long Island, and an aspiring intellectual degenerate.