After winning six in a row, the New York Yankees are looking to finish off a sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals.
- St. Louis Cardinals (3-8)
- New York Yankees (7-4)
- Interleague, 8:05 p.m. ET, ESPN
- Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
The New York Yankees are heading into the final game of a three-game set against the St. Louis Cardinals with only one thing on their mind, a sweep.
They enter play tonight winning six consecutive ballgames and beginning the season undefeated at home with five wins and no losses.
In his last outing, Pineda was perfect through 6.2 innings and ended his day with 11 strikeouts, putting on a display of utter dominance.
He will be facing a Cardinals lineup that has not seen much of him at all, the only member of the Cardinals lineup with a previous at-bat against the right-hander is Dexter Fowler.
Opposing Pineda will be St. Louis right-hander Adam Wainwright, who is coming off a start where he struggled so badly he couldn’t make it past the fourth inning.
In his last start, the Washington Nationals pummeled him with 11 hits and six runs through four innings and making Wainwright throw 96 pitches.
This time around he will be facing a Yankees lineup who has not seen much of him at all, so he does have that element of new territory under belt like Michael Pineda has.
Tonight's #Yankees lineup vs. Cardinals:
— Patrick Hennessy (@TrueHennessy) April 16, 2017
Keep Rolling, Rolling, Rolling
The New York Yankees are currently on the roll of all rolls, winning each of their last six games. The rotation has been solid during this stretch as well as the bullpen coming up clutch when needed.
If the Yankees are able to pull out tonight’s victory against the Cardinals, that will make it seven in a row which would include two consecutive sweeps.
It is not just one player who is contributing to the team’s recent success, they are firing on all cylinders and functioning well as a team.
Ballgame. Yankees WWWWWWin, 3-2!
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 15, 2017
This Day In Yankees History:
On this day in 2009, the New York Yankees opened up the new Yankee Stadium in disappointing fashion due to a blowout loss at the hands of the Cleveland Indians.