May 7, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; New York Yankees picture Hiroki Kuroda (18) reacts after giving up a hit during the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Yanks Go Yard Recap: New York Yankees Bats Silent In Coors Field


When you think of Coors Field, you think of a ton of runs. You think of the Blake Street Bombers, and the 2007 Rockies team that shocked everyone and made the World Series. Tonight, it was all about pitching. In fact, it was only the 22nd time in the history of the park that a game was scoreless through five (H/T to MLB Tonight for that stat). The Yankees, unfortunately, ended up on the short end of a 2-0 score.

With two out in the seventh, Josh Rutledge singled off Yankee starter Hiroki Kuroda. Carlos Gonzalez followed with a two-run homer, his seventh of the year. The Yankees inability to hit lefties continued, as they mustered only four hits, three of Rockies’ starter Jorge De La Rosa. On an interesting note, the Yankees stole four bases tonight. Something too look for, especially during interleague play in NL parks, when Travis Hafner won’t be in the lineup

YGY Player of the Game: Kuroda

The Yankees look to even the series on Wednesday, when David Phelps will face Juan Nicasio at 8:40 ET.

Notes: David Robertson was available for the first time in almost a week after suffering a hamstring injury. Eduardo Nunez was unavailable tonight and may find himself on the DL. Ivan Nova will make a rehab start on Wednesday. Francisco Cervelli got the stitches out of his thumb.  Curtis Granderson had five at-bats in an extended spring game. Mark Teixeira got more swings in the cage today. Cody Eppley cleared waivers and will remain in Triple-A.

 

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