What’s on tap: Phelps on mound vs. Royals

The Yankees play the second game of a three-game series against the Royals tonight in Kansas City at 7:15 p.m. David Phelps is on the mound for the Yankees with Danny Duffy going for the Royals.  The Yankees won 4-2 on Friday.

American League East
Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak
Toronto 38 24 .613 - 19 – 13 19 – 11 13 – 9 11 – 8 8 – 5 8 – 2 W 6
NY Yankees 31 29 .517 6 13 – 16 18 – 13 11 – 9 4 – 4 6 – 9 4 – 6 W 2
Baltimore 30 29 .508 6.5 11 – 13 19 – 16 13 – 8 7 – 13 6 – 5 4 – 6 L 2
Boston 27 33 .450 10 15 – 17 12 – 16 12 – 17 3 – 10 6 – 3 6 – 4 L 4
Tampa Bay 24 38 .387 14 13 – 16 11 – 22 11 – 17 4 – 9 7 – 7 1 – 9 W 1

In case you missed it….

Alfonso Soriano is hitting .194 against right-handers and is now essentially in a platoon situation with Ichiro Suzuki. (McCarron).


Derek Jeter took a reluctant night off on Friday against the Royals (King). 


No one expected much from Chase Whitley when he came up from Triple A. He now has his first win and owns a 2.42 ERA. (Boland). 


Draft grades? The Sporting News is attempting to do it and gives the Yankees an A . >>> Read more at Sporting News. 


The Yankees believe top pick LHP Jacob Lindgren can rise through the system fast. (Castillo)


The Yankees shifted their focus in the draft this year. No more high-risk, high-reward kind of players. (Jennings).