Game 52: Yankees at Cardinals
AT A GLANCE: Tonight the Yankees play the final game of a three-game series against St. Louis at Busch Stadium… this series marks the Yankees’ first games against the Cards since 2005… are 4-4 thus far on their nine-game road trip, having gone 1-1 at the Cards, 1-1 at the Cubs and 2-2 at the White Sox… following this road trip, will return for a seven-game homestand vs. Minnesota (5/30-6/1), Seattle (6/2) and Oakland (6/3-5).
Are 8-5 over their last 13G since 5/14 with the second-best team ERA over the stretch (2.45 ERA, 121.0IP, 33ER, 109H, 27BB, 122K), trailing only St. Louis (2.31)
Have gone 12-14 in their last 26 games (4/29-pres.) after going 10-4 in the 14 games before that (4/12-27).
Had their season-high-tying three-game road winning streak snapped on Tuesday… are 12-8 in their last 20 road games (since 4/20).
FROM ZEROES TO HEROES: The Yankees have been shut out twice this season (Tuesday at St. Louis and 4/5 at Toronto)… are 1-0 this season and 10-3 since the start of 2013 in games immediately following a shutout loss… have gone 36-12 (.750) in such games since 2008 when Joe Girardi took over as manager.
ALL-STAR VOTING: Two Yankees are currently in position to start the 2014 All-Star Game… SS Derek Jeter (602,525) leads AL shortstops in All-Star voting… is a 13-time All-Star and has been elected to start the game eight times… CF Jacoby Ellsbury (417,452) is third in AL outfield voting… previously made the AL team as a reserve in 2011.
POWER BULLPEN: The Yankees bullpen leads the Majors with 195K this season… has allowed 11.73 baserunners per 9.0IP, the fourth-best mark in the AL… Yankees relievers have issued 0BB in their last four games (14K)…are holding opponents to a .190 batting average (29-for-153) in 12G since 5/15.