Game 50: Yankees at Cardinals
AT A GLANCE: Today the Yankees play the first game of a three-game series against St. Louis at Busch Stadium…marks their first games against the Cardinals since 2005.
· Are 7-4 over their last 11G, allowing just 30R over the stretch (2.32 team ERA, 101.0IP, 26ER, 89H, 25BB, 108K).
· Have seven extra-base hits in their last two games (5/24-25)after having just six in their six prior games (5/18G1-5/23).
TAKING IT FROM THE TOP: Yankees starters have allowed 3ER or fewer in 11 straight games (since 5/14), posting a 2.31 ERA in that span (66.1IP, 17ER)…marks the second-lowest starters ERA in the Majors in that span (St. Louis-2.13)…is the longest such streak by a Yankees starting staff since a 15-game streak from 6/14-7/1/09.
· Are 6-3 with a 2.39 ERA (105.1IP, 28ER) in the club’s last 18 road games since 4/20, allowing 2ER or fewer in 15 games.
COMEBACK KIDS: In their victories on Wednesday at the Cubs and Saturday at the White Sox, the Yankees came back from 2-0 and 3-0 ninth-inning deficits, respectively…according to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time the Yankees won two games when facing multiple-run deficits in the ninth-inning or later on one road trip was July 1994, when they won back-to-back games at Seattle’s Kingdome before ending an 11-game West Coast trip with another win of that variety in Anaheim.