David Phelps was strong today after the fourth inning. The scoring for the game came in the first inning on a majestic home run by second baseman Jason Kipnis. Phelps went 6.2 innings, throwing 115 pitches and allowing just the one run. Phelps struggled initially, allowing five walks on the day but settled down after walking two men in the fourth inning. He would retire his next ten batters before allowing a double in the seventh inning.
The Yankees have some work to do, as they don't want to get swept in a double header against a team they pounded in April. Vidal Nuno will make his first major league start. This will be the first time he's pitched since the end of April, so his command of the strike zone will be something the Yankees will be keeping track of. Trevor Bauer will make the start against the Yankees. Bauer has never faced the Yankees as he was traded to Cleveland from the Diamondbacks in the off-season.