By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)
May 27th, 2014
New York Yankees vs St Louis Cardinals Post Game Recap
Final Score: Yankees 0 Cardinals 6
The New York Yankees had a tough go of it in their second game against the St Louis Cardinals, as they were shutout on Tuesday night. The loss moves the Yankees to (27-23) on the season, and with the Toronto Blue Jays on an eight-game winning streak, the Yankees are now three games behind the Blue Jays in the AL East.
Cardinals Pitcher, Lance Lynn was magnificent on Tuesday night, shutting down the Yankees lineup all by himself. Lynn went the distance without allowing a run for the complete game shutout. It took him 126 pitches to do it, but Lynn only allowed five hit in route to his sixth win of the season.
The complete game shutout from Lynn in the interleague match-up was a rare one, as the last time the Yankees were shutout in an interleague game was in 1997, when it happened three times, as Greg Maddux, Dave Mlicki, and Mike Grace did it.
Yankees Starter David Phelps wasn’t anything spectacular on Tuesday, as he pitched ok, but with no run support and the defense making mistakes behind him he picked up his second loss of the season. Phelps pitched six innings allowing five runs, three of which were earned on eight hits and two walks.
In the third inning things were bad for the Yankees, as the Cardinals jumped out to their lead after a ground-rule double by Mike Adams made it a 1-0 game, the errors came into play, as Kelly Johnson was charged with an error after a poor throw from Derek Jeter forced Johnson to come off the bag an when he made the tag the ball popped loose, which allowed Matt Holliday to score. The error by Brian Roberts would be the big blow in the inning, as the missed grounder would allow to more Cardinals to score.
The Cardinals lineup would show off some of their power later in the game, as in the fifth inning Allen Craig hit a solo-shot just over the glove of Alfonso Soriano for his fifth homerun of the season. After Phelps was taken out of the game, Alfredo Aceves allowed the final run of the game on a Holliday solo-homerun, which was his third of the season.
Next up for the Yankees will be the final game of the nine-game road-trip on Wednesday, as Hiroki Kuroda (3-3, 4.55) will be facing off against Shelby Miller (6-3, 3.18).