The Yankees had a good start to their road trip, taking the series against the Angels and taking the first game against the Brewers, but with a loss today, their good start won’t mean much; instead it will be a mediocre road trip. Today, the Yankees will play at 2:10 p.m. with David Phelps taking the mound, with hopes of sending the Yankees back to the Bronx with a 4-2 record in these six games.
Phelps had a good start his last time out and he plans on doing it again, facing the Brewers lineup, a lineup that has struggled before the Yankees series but came out swinging, putting five runs on the board in yesterday’s game. The Yankees have had their fair share of struggles, but CC Sabathia was the main issue, once again having the OBI (One Big Inning). The Yankees offense wasn’t dreadful; Mark Teixeira had a home run and Brett Gardner had a triple, which implies those are good signs of what’s to come.
Not only would a victory here mean the Yankees moving up in the American League East standings, but it would give them slight momentum as they go into the series against the New York Mets at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field. The main point is, the Yankees need to regain momentum, and today would be a pretty good place to start.