By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)
May 28th, 2014
New York Yankees vs St Louis Cardinals Post Game Recap
Final Score: Yankees 7 Cardinals 4
The New York Yankees were able to finish up a pretty successful nine-game road-trip on Wednesday night in St Louis with a 7-4 victory over the Cardinals, as they finished up their road-trip with a (5-4) record. The win moves the Yankees to (28-24) on the season, and they are still three games behind the Toronto Blue Jays in the AL East.
Cardinals Starter Shelby Miller had a tough Night on Wednesday, as big third and fourth innings from the Yankees offense led to the Yankees victory and the fourth loss of the season for Miller. Miller went just five innings allowing seven runs on nine hits and two walks.
In the third inning the Yankees got to Miller with a bunch of base-hits, as Jacoby Ellsbury singled home Brett Gardner for the first run of the game. J.R. Murphy was able to give the Yankees some breathing room with a bases loaded base-hit that scored two. The final run of the inning came on an Ichiro Suzuki fielders-choice.
The next inning wouldn’t be any better for Miller, as Ellsbury got to him again with another RBI single that scored two more runs. Ellsbury was also able to steal two bases off of Yadier Molina, which is no easy task. The final run the Yankees would score would be in the fourth inning however, as Brian McCann hit a base-hit to score Ellsbury.
Yankees Starter Hiroki Kuroda wasn’t anything special yet again, but given a seven-run lead always helps a pitcher, and it did for Kuroda, as he picked up his fourth win of the season. Kuroda went 5.2 innings allowing three runs on nine hits on Wednesday, so it was once again just mediocre for Kuroda. The middle innings were trouble for Kuroda, giving up one run in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings before he was pulled in the sixth after a Matt Carpenter RBI double.
Things got very interesting for David Robertson and the Yankees in the ninth inning, after Robertson was called upon in the eighth inning to come in a after yet another Matt Carpenter double, who then scored on a base-hit from Kolten Wong off of Robertson. To start the ninth, Robertson allowed a walk to Allen Craig, and then a single to Molina, but with the tying run at the plate with none out, Robertson then struck out the next three batters to end the game.
Next up for the Yankees will be an off day on Thursday to travel back home, where they will then be starting a series against the Minnesota Twins, as on Friday, Vidal Nuno (1-1, 5.49) will be facing off against Ricky Nolasco (2-5, 6.12).