Even though the New York Yankees aren’t competing for a playoff spot this weekend, there is still plenty to watch with this team. It’s a time to evaluate which of the young players they can use moving forward. Two of those players played prominent roles in the New York Yankees beating the Astros tonight 3-2.
One of those players is Adam Warren, who could be a candidate for a spot in the starting rotation in 2014. Warren walked one and gave up two hits over five innings. He’s been the long man all year, and could follow the path that David Phelps took this year from the bullpen to the starting rotation.
The game was scoreless until the fourth when they broke through against Brett Oberholtzer. With one out, Robinson Cano singled and Alfonso Soriano walked. Mark Reynolds followed with a run scoring single. Soriano went to third and Reynolds went to second on a throwing error by Matt Dominguez.
That set up the second young player to drive in two runs. David Adams drove them both in with a double to left.
The Astros got their two runs in the seventh. Chris Carter led off with a walk against Phelps. After a flyout, L.J. Hoes singled. After another flyout, Joba Chamberlain came in. He gave up a double to Brett Wallace to make it 3-2. After a single and walk, Joba got Dominguez to fly out to end the inning. David Robertson got the save in a 1-2-3 ninth.
YGY Player Of The Game: Adams
Andy Pettitte will make his final start of his career tomorrow night at 7:05. He will face a Clemons, Paul Clemons.
Notes: Mariano Rivera will decide when and if he pitches in the next two games. Pettitte was honored in the fifth inning of tonight’s game with a framed Astros jersey he wore during his tenure with the club.