It’s easy being Greene in 5-3 win over Indians

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When the Yankees brought up Shane Greene to make the spot start for Vidal Nuno, fans weren’t expecting to get much from him. I don’t even think the Yankees were expecting to get much from him. Greene gave them a quality start and Dellin Betances closed the game in a 5-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians at┬áProgressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Yankees scored three runs in the second inning with a Brian Roberts double, a Brett Gardner RBI single and a bases loaded walk by Derek Jeter. They would later tack on two more runs on a Ichiro Suzuki single and a Francisco Cervelli force out.

For the first four innings, Shane Greene was dealing (and he had a no-hitter going for him). He ended his outing giving up two runs on four hits while striking out two. David Huff came into the game and pitched the seventh inning and to one batter in the eighth, giving up a run in his outing. With no David Robertson tonight, they went to Dellin Betances, who pitched two scoreless innings and earned his first save of his career.

What’s Next?

— What day is it? It’s Masahiro Tanaka Day! Masahiro Tanaka will try to help the Yankees get into the win column while Trevor Bauer takes the mound for the Indians. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.

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2 Responses to It’s easy being Greene in 5-3 win over Indians

  1. tom says:

    Yankees managed to kick a starter out of game by 3rd inning thrice in last 4 games.

    Did Girardi do a throwback bullpen strategy? lol.

  2. Robert Rufa says:

    I'd say if Ichiro wants to play next year the Yankees would be stupid not to re-sign him. He seems ageless, and maybe he should be batting 2nd–or even lead-off, since Gardner seems to be hitting a decent amount of long balls–including as many home runs already as he had all last year.

    Meanwhile, I don't have a problem seeing Jeter as an all-star. It will be his last time, and it is a fitting recognition for a lifetime of excellence that few will match. Those who are playing well but didn't make it this year will have more chances–and it's more of an accomplishment to be good season after season than to be a one-year wonder.

    Even though it's only one outing, it's hard not to be encouraged by Greene's outing, considering the mediocrity of some of the other pitchers. I hope he gets a few more starts–and I hope he has more staying power than Whitley.