Game 60: Yankees at Royals
AT A GLANCE: Tonight the Yankees play the first game of a four-game series at Kansas City (tonight-Monday)… is also the first game of a 10-game road trip which includes games at Seattle (6/10-12) and Oakland (6/13-15)… went 2-5 on their recently-completed seven-game homestand (1-2 vs. Minnesota, 0-1 vs. Seattle, 1-2 vs. Oakland)… following this road trip, will have an off day on 6/16 before beginning a six-game homestand vs. Toronto (6/17-19) and Baltimore (6/20-22).
Are 13-8 in their last 21 road games (since 4/20).
DRAFT DAY: On Thursday, the Yankees selected LHP Jacob Lindgren out of Mississippi State University, with their first overall selection (55th pick overall) in the second round of the First-Year Player Draft…Lindgren recently concluded his junior season with a 6-1 record and a 0.81 ERA (55.1IP, 5ER) in 26 relief appearances, averaging 16.3 K/9.0IP…is one of five finalists for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s “Stopper of the Year Award,” which honors the top relief pitcher in college baseball.
TAKING IT FROM THE TOP: Yankees starters have a 2.93 ERA (126.0IP, 41ER) since 5/14, marking the best such mark in the Majors over the stretch.
ROAD WARRIORS: The Yankees are 13-8 (.619) on the road since 4/20, marking the fifth-highest such winning percentage in the Majors in that span…in their last 21 road games:
Yankees pitchers have produced a 2.57 ERA (192.2IP, 55ER), the lowest mark in the Majors in that span.
Yankees starters have recorded a 2.73 ERA (122.0IP, 37ER), allowing 3ER or less in each of their last 11 road games and in 20 of their last 21.
Yankees relievers have produced a 2.29 ERA (70.2IP, 18ER) and .195 opponents’ batting average (50-for-256).