Phelps the winner in 3-man duel

April, 4, 2012
4/04/12
6:03
PM ET
David Phelps won the battle royal between he, Adam Warren and D.J. Mitchell for the Yankees long relief job. For the past week, Joe Girardi has said "they're all very close,'' and by the numbers, they were, or at least Phelps and Mitchell were. Phelps went 0-1 with a 2.08 ERA in seven appearances and 17-1/3 innings; Mitchell went 2-1, 2.60 in the same number of appearances and innings. Warren lagged slightly behind at 1-0, 4.80 in five appearances, two of them starts.

Girardi said, It was a very difficult decision that really came down to the last day. They’re so close, we just chose (Phelps). He’s a guy that holds runners, has three or four pitches and performed well at Triple-A. His strikeout-walk ratio has been pretty good.”
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
Follow Wallace on Twitter »  Chat archive »

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Masahiro Tanaka
WINS ERA SO IP
12 2.51 135 129
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Ellsbury .291
HRM. Teixeira 17
RBIM. Teixeira 48
RB. Gardner 60
OPSB. Gardner .786
ERAM. Tanaka 2.51
SOM. Tanaka 135