Series Preview: Yankees vs. Royals | 5/21/12-5/23/12

Pitching Matchups

Monday, 5/21/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Hiroki Kuroda, RHP
Last Start: 5.0 IP, 7 ER, 8 H, 6 K, 2 BB, 3 HR
On the Season: 3-5, 4.50 ERA / 5.28 FIP / 4.19 xFIP, 5.63 K/9, 3.19 BB/9 in 48.0 IP

Pitching for the Royals: Felipe Paulino, RHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 9 K, 2 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 1-1, 1.93 ERA / 2.22 FIP / 2.77 xFIP, 10.13 K/9, 2.41 BB/9 in 18.2 IP

Tuesday, 5/22/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Phil Hughes, RHP
Last Start: 5.1 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, 5 K, 2 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 3-5, 5.23 ERA / 5.24 FIP / 4.42 xFIP, 8.49 K/9, 2.40 BB/9 in 41.1 IP

Pitching for the Royals: Luke Hochevar, RHP
Last Start: 6.0 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 6 K, 1 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 3-4, 7.02 ERA / 3.68 FIP / 4.20 xFIP, 6.37 K/9, 3.07 BB/9 in 41.0 IP

Wednesday, 5/23/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Andy Pettitte, LHP
Last Start: 8.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 9 K, 1 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 1-1, 2.51 ERA / 4.08 FIP / 3.32 xFIP, 6.91 K/9, 2.51 BB/9 in 14.1 IP

Pitching for the Royals: Luis Mendoza, RHP
Last Start: 5.2 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 4 K, 3 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 2-2, 5.03 ERA / 4.59 FIP / 4.87 xFIP, 4.50 K/9, 5.56 BB/9 in 34.0 IP

NYY Offense

Who’s Hot

— Robinson Cano – 9 for 25 with 5 doubles, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 4 BB in the last 7 days

— Raul Ibanez – 6 for 22 with 2 doubles, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

— Russell Martin – 1 for 13 with 1 HR, 1 RBI, 4 BB, 3 K in the last 7 days

— Nick Swisher – 4 for 26 with 1 double, 3 RBI, 3 BB, 7 K in the last 7 days

— Derek Jeter – 5 for 25 with 1 BB, 2 K in the last 7 days

You could also throw in Andruw Jones and Alex Rodriguez, along with several others into this category.

KC Offense

Who’s Hot:

— Billy Butler – 9 for 25 with 2 doubles, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3 BB in the last 7 days

— Jeff Francoeur – 9 for 28 with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 2 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

— Alex Gordon – 4 for 31 with 1 double, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 6 K in the last 7 days

— Eric Hosmer – 3 for 23 with 1 double, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K in the last 7 days

Enjoy the series everyone!

About Mike D.

Mike D. is one of 2 co-founders of the Yankees Fans Unite Blog. He has been a Yankees fan for as long as he can remember, growing up in a family of huge NYY fans. His knowledge of the game comes from watching baseball his whole life, and playing third base in high school and college.

Posted on May 21, 2012, in Series Previews and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Mike you probably could have added 5 more players to the Who’s not hot for the Yankees.

  2. Hey guys, here is my podcast for this series!

    http://yanksgoyard.com/2012/05/21/royals-yankees-podcast-preview/

    Also, as you guys remember last year, I always asked for questions for my show. This year, I usually have insiders from other teams. Either Wednesday or Thursday, I should be joined by an A’s writers, so if you have questions on the A’s when NY heads west, shoot them my way!

  3. george jetson

    Yankees are 10-10 over their last 20 games and so are the Royals.

  4. Who was just the closing pitcher after they took Pettitte out in the 8th?

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