David Phelps was gritsy n gutsy last night. He got some big outs, escaped trouble and allowed just a couple of runs over 7 innings.
“It always feels good to throw well any day,” Phelps said. “But especially when it’s against the top teams in the league. It’s encouraging knowing that you’ve got their best hitters out there and you’re getting them out. You can see how quick the game can turn around with a lineup like that. It was 2-0 and all of a sudden, with one swing, it was tied up. I just had to stay aggressive, pick my spots that’s for sure.”
“It’s kind of refreshing seeing guys like Chase (Whitley) come up and the success that he’s had,” Phelps said. “Just being able to learn from him. I feel like sometimes as pitchers we try to make the game a little bit too difficult, try to perfect, and he’s just been throwing strikes – all of his pitches for strikes – and that’s one of the things I’ve learned from just watching him pitch.”
The Yanks scored in all but 2 innings. Sure, they only scored 1 run in each inning but it proved to be enough. Brian McCann had bad luck on two balls he squared up but I think he’s starting to come around.
Power didn’t help last night, speed did.
Final Score: Yanks 6, Jays 4.
[Photo Credit: Nabil]