May 23, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda (18) throws the ball against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees Look To Take Series Against the Cardinals

Hiroki Kuroda takes the mound as the Yankees look to bounce back and take the series, after being shut out last night. Kuroda brings a 3-3 record and a 4.55 ERA and looks to rebound from his last start where he gave up 2 runs in 4.2 innings.  Kuroda is opposed by Shelby Miller who is 6-3 with an ERA of 3.18. The Cardinals’ pitcher had one of his shakiest starts last time out against the Reds, giving up 4 runs in just 5 innings. Hopefully the Yankees can jump on Miller early and often.

-A Few Things To Look For In Todays Game

  • OUT OF THE BLOCKS EARLY: The Yankees are 10-2 in 2014 when leading after the first inning…and are 17-22 in all other games…after three innings they are 24-9 when leading (15-8) or tied (9-1) and just 3-15 when trailing at that point.
  • YANKS STARTERS ON A ROLE:Yankees’ starters have allowed 3 ER or fewer in 13 straight games (since 5/14), posting a 2.68 ERA in that span (77.1IP, 23ER)… marks the fourth-lowest starters ERA in the Majors in that span (St. Louis-2.04, Oakland-2.59 and Los Angeles-AL-2.62)…this is the longest such streak by a Yankees’ starting staff since a 15-game streak from 6/14-7/1/09. The team is 6-4 with a 2.63 ERA (116.1IP, 34ER) in the club’s last 20 road games since 4/20, allowing 2 ER or fewer in 15 games.
  • MARK  TEIXEIRA’S WRIST: Teixeira said he’d love to return to the lineup after missing yesterday’s game with a stiff wrist.  But Joe  Girardi said that “Friday following Thursday’s off-day is a more realistic”. Texeira’s presents in the lineup would obviously be a big boost.

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