Adam Warren and Chase Whitley both made statements today as far as the 5th starter job and a long relief job for the Yanks in their 11-2 win on Friday.
Warren pitched 5 innings and gave up just one run. Whitley pitched 3 scoreless innings in relief. While Whitley is still being considered for the fifth starter spot, it is more likely that after today, Warren gained the foothold on fifth starter, and Whitley a foothold on long man out of the bullpen (with Esmiel Rogers, who didn’t fare as well Thursday, being another long man option).
The Yanks scored six in the first inning. Gardner tripled to lead off and then Brendan Ryan, in his first S.T. AB after battling a back injury, doubled. Brian McCann singled in a run, Jose Pirela doubled in two and later Rob Refsnyder hit a 2-run HR. 6-0 Yanks before Adam Warren took the mound.
Later in the game, A-Rod hit a solo shot, his 2nd HR of the spring.
Warren 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 walks and 3 K.
Chris Martin 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 walks and 0 K.
Whitley 3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 walks and 0 K.
The Yanks are now 11-7-1 for the spring.