Originally posted on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 5/24/13
After losing two out of three from Baltimore, the Yankees find themselves in Tampa to take on the Rays. David Phelps gets the start for New York, and will hope to continue his string of recent success. Against Toronto in his last start, Phelps went seven innings giving up six hits, one run and registering eight strikeouts; seven innings represents the longest outing of his career. Overall in his last three starts – 19.2 innings – Phelps has given up just four earned runs, lowering his ERA from 5.56 to 3.83. Opposing him tonight will be Roberto Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona. New York Yankees (28-18) Brett Gardner CF Robinson Cano 2B Vernon Wells LF Travis Hafner DH Curtis Granderson RF David Adams 3B Lyle Overbay 1B Jayson Nix SS Chris Stewart C RHP David Phelps (2-2, 3.83 ERA) Tampa Bay Rays (24-22) Matt Joyce RF Ben Zobrist 2B Luke Scott DH Evan Longoria 3B James Loney 1B Kelly Johnson LF Sam Fuld CF Jose Lobaton C Yunel Escobar SS RHP Roberto Hernandez (2-4, 5.24 ERA) Game Time: 7:10 pm EST – Tropicana Field – St. Petersburg, Fla. TV: My9, MLB Network Radio: WCBS 880, WADO 1280
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