Apr 23, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher David Phelps (41) walks to the dugout after being relieved during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Recap: Phelps Hit Hard As Yankees Fall To Royals

The Yankees came into this game feeling pretty good about themselves, having won their last two in a row. They would leave however, feeling less than satisfied.

David Phelps got the start for the Yankees, and looked impressive in the first inning, setting the Royals down 1-2-3, with two strikeouts. In the second however, he would give up an RBI double to Alex Gordon, and RBI singles to Lorenzo Cain, and Alcides Escobar to put the Yankees in a 3-0 hole.

For five innings, the Yankees made Royals’ starter Danny Duffy look unhittable, recording only four base runners during that span. In the sixth however, after a single by Derek Jeter, and a walk by Mark Teixeira, Carlos Beltran recorded his first hit since coming off the DL, sending a double into right field to drive in Jeter, and sending Mark Teixeira to third. The very next batter, Yangervis Solarte, would line a base hit into center field  to drive in Teixeira and Beltran to tie the game at 3.

The happiness would quickly disappear however, as David Phelps would allow back-to-back walks to Billy Butler and Alex Gordon, and then a monstrous home run by Salvador Perez would essentially end it for the Yankees, as the Royals would go on to win by a final score of 8-4. With the loss, Phelps falls to 1-4, and send the Yankees to a dismal 31-30 record on the season.

Hiroki Kuroda (4-3, 4.27 ERA) will get the start for the Yankees tomorrow afternoon, against James Shields (6-3, 3.68 ERA).

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  • hatesleechs

    Phelps needs to go to the bullpen and Adam Warren needs to be a starting pitcher. I get the same feeling with Phelps that I use to have with AJ. Just know that Phelps will have a melt-down. Yesterday after his 1st inning I thought maybe he’ll be tough but alas he keeps falling in the same mode. The Yanks will never gain on the Blue Jays, the way they’re playing. I see no power coming from the meat of the order. McCann, Tex, Beltron, Soriano, etc. I cannot believe that the Yanks didn’t sign Morales! They need a player that can hit, on a fairly consistent basis.Tex, Beltron, McCann, Soriano ain’t getting it done. How much $$$$$ did the Yanks give McCann? The only thing I know is that he AIN’T EARNING HIS MONEY. I really feel JR should be the starting catcher and McCann be the back-up. How many HR’s has McCann hit over the short RF porch at the stadium that everyone was saying was just made for him. Bull-S–T