Joe Girardi won’t rule out another chance for Shane Greene to start

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After the game last night, Joe Girardi was asked about the rookie on the mound who had been originally called up just to spot start after Vidal Nuno was traded. Shane Greene wasn’t supposed to contain so much buzz around him, but he did. He carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning and earned the win in his first big league start. Greene had impressed the Yankees before; he was one of the final cuts in Spring Training and was brought up and down three times during the month of April. Taking everything into consideration, Girardi said he wouldn’t rule out another chance for Greene to get another start.

“That’s obviously going to be a topic of discussion,” Joe Girardi said. “We haven’t made any decisions about what we’re doing moving forward, but we’ll figure it out here pretty quick.”

Greene had been phenomenal in Triple-A, only giving up six earned runs in his last 28 innings and he had found his groove within the last two months. Greene knows he can’t control what the Yankees organization decides, and it’s possible he could be the move for Brandon McCarthy when he arrives to the ballpark today but if one thing is certain, the Yankees might have something special on their hands with Greene.

“We’ve said all along this kid has a lot of talent,” Girardi said. “Sometimes it’s just figuring out what makes you successful and how you have to pitch. I don’t think he tried to do too much, and I think that’s pretty impressive, too. You didn’t see him overthrow at all. He changed speed on his fastball, as well. He threw some four-seamers up around 95-96. We knew he had talent, but he did an outstanding job.”

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7 Responses to Joe Girardi won’t rule out another chance for Shane Greene to start

  1. tom says:

    Greene stays. Nice to have new 2 SP that reach 95mph heater.

  2. Chris Duke says:

    IS GIRARDI AN IDIOT? WHAT THE HELL DOES HE MEAN "HE WON'T RULE OUT ANOTHER START" FOR SHANE GREEN? HE IS THINKING OF PLUGGING IN ANOTHER DOUBLE A PITCHER INTO THE MLB ROTATION – AND IF HE DOES, HE SHOULD IMMEDIATELY LOSE HIS JOB. WAY TO REWARD A KID WHO PITCHED HIS HEART OUT FOR YOU DUMBASS! YOU WOULD PLUCK DEFEAT OUT OF THE JAWS OF VICTORY – YOU ARE AN EGO MANIAC AND POWER DRUNK LOSER. THAT KID NEEDS TO BE IN THE ROTATION, YOU REDICULOUS CLOWN.

    • You need to settle down with the multiple all caps rants. Shane Greene won exactly one start. There is absolutely no reason to be this upset because Girardi didn't wash his balls afterward.

  3. Chris Duke says:

    HEY GIRARDI, HOW ABOUT WE GIVE YOU ANOTHER CHANCE TO LEAN AGAINST THAT DUGOUT RAIL FOR ONE MORE GAME. I PRAY EVERY NIGHT THAT YOU GET FIRED AND GO COACH FOR THE IOWA CUBS, OR SOME DIVISION 2 COLLEGE TEAM. IF YOU DON'T IMMEDIATELY INSERT GREEN INTO THE ROTATION YOU ARE THE DUMBEST IDIOT IN THE MLB. WELL, WE DON'T NEED YOU TO CONFIRM THAT FOR US. WE IN YANKEE NATION ALREADY KNOW IT. WE SUFFER FOR THE TORRE DAYS, THE BILLY MARTIN, AND NOW THE BUCK SHOWALTER DAYS – PRAY FOR THE DON MATTINGLY DAYS. GO AWAY GIRARDI.

  4. hotdog says:

    I don't see Shane Greene as the answer but would not mind seeing him get another start…not sure who else is available at AAA or even AA…i've got to question the Brandon McCarthy trade…the guy is going to be a free agent after this year and McCarthy isn't exactly a good grab…he's given up the most hits and runs I believe in the entire major leagues this year…and I kind of liked Nuno…junk ball pitcher but capable of shutting teams down…guess the Yankees don't have time to see a pitcher develop…desperate move by the Yankees to find lightning in a bottle imo…

  5. Robert Rufa says:

    And what do we expect from McCarthy, who's 3-10 with a 5+ ERA? I'd say give Shane a another start. I'd rather try to plug a hole with a developing player than a retread with lousy numbers.

  6. Patricia McLaughlin says:

    I think Shane Greene was great!!