Monday, May 13, 2013

Yankees Get Shutout by Masterson in Game 1

By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

May 13th, 2013

New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians Game 1 Recap

Final Score: Yankees 0 Indians 1

The New York Yankees after sweeping the Kansas City Royals had their five game winning streak snapped by the Cleveland Indians on Monday afternoon in Game 1 of the afternoon double header. The loss moves the Yankees to (23-14) on the season.

Indians Starter Justin Masterson was masterful against the Yankees earning his sixth win of the season. Masterson went the distance for a complete game shutout, only allowing four hits, three walks, and was able to strikeout nine batters including Vernon Wells to end the game.

David Phelps did his best to keep up with Masterson, but had one mistake pitch which cost him the game. For Phelps it is his second loss of the season, as he went 6.2 innings allowing only one run on a Jason Kipnis solo-homerun in first inning which ended up being the only run of the game. The battle for the fifth spot in the rotation has to be Phelps’ to lose now with another strong start today.

Joe Girardi stacked the lineup with lefties early, but it didn’t workout for the Yankees. The top four hitters in the order Brett Gardner, Ichiro Suzuki, Robinson Cano, and Travis Hafner all went hitless.

Corban Joseph mad his major league debut at First Base for the Yankees a position he isn’t use to playing, but he did a good job. At the plate Joseph went zero for two, but was able to work a walk. In the second game Joseph will be getting the start a Second Base for Cano.

The Yankees will look to bounce back quickly from their Game 1 loss in Game 2 of the double header, as Vidal Nuno will make his first start of the season against Trevor Bauer (1-1, 2.70).

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