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"It was regretful that Mortensen warmed up and we were told we were not playing any extra innings," Valentine said. "I didn't think that was very courteous."
When a New York reporter told Valentine that Girardi said he wanted to preserve his pitching and the Yankees "had a long day tomorrow," Valentine wasn't buying it.
"They had plenty of pitching," Valentine said. "Probably too long of a ride."
The bus ride from Fort Myers to the Yankees' complex in Tampa takes between 2-2 ½ hours.
Giradi had another pitcher, D.J. Mitchell, throw a side session in the eighth when the Yankees held a four-run lead. All he had left was a situational lefty, Mike O'Connor, and five extra pitchers called up from minor-league camp.
"I used a lot in the last two innings," Girardi said. "We've got a long day tomorrow too. We need pitching. I don't want to run out."
The Yankees have split-squad games Friday against the Minnesota Twins and Philadelphia Phillies.
"Well, usually [umpires] talk about it, if it's a tie game," Girardi said. "But they didn't. And I used all our pitching. I just said, 'That's it.' I looked at [umpire] Tim [Tschida], and I'm like, 'We don't have any more.'