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Game 51: New York Yankees at St. Louis Cardinals, Phelps vs. Lynn

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Maybe the Yankees will score some early runs today.

Jonathan Daniel

Back in 2012, while the Giants' anemic offense was limping towards a World Series championship, one of their announcers would end every broadcast by saying something along the lines of "excruciating." I can't find it exactly, so maybe a brilliant reader will remember what I'm talking about and back me up.

The point is, that's what I think about as the Yankees grind out these late comebacks and extra innings wins and losses.

It's thrilling baseball. It's must-see. But it's exhausting.

How about some early runs tonight for David Phelps? How about an early shower for Lance Lynn?

Maybe the Yankees would do that for me, as a change of pace.

Go Yankees. Go baseball.

Today's Lineups

NEW YORK YANKEES ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Brett Gardner - LF Matt Carpenter - 3B
Derek Jeter - SS Kolten Wong - 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury - CF Matt Holliday - LF
Brian McCann - C Matt Adams - 1B
Yangervis Solarte - 3B Yadier Molina - C
Alfonso Soriano - RF Allen Craig - RF
Brian Roberts - 2B Jhonny Peralta - SS
Kelly Johnson - 1B Jon Jay - CF
David Phelps - RHP Lance Lynn - RHP