Stifled yet again by a pitcher they’d never seen, the Yankees were shutout this afternoon in Kansas City, beaten 1-0 by a journeyman pitcher named Bryan Bullington who entered the game with a career ERA of 5.02. A first-round bust, he’d blown through the Pirates, Indians and Blue Jays before settling onto the Royals pitching staff. The Yankees had two hits off him. Adding injury to insult, designated hitter Lance Berkman seemed to hurt himself on a close play at first base.
Associated Press photo of Berkman