Shane Greene (2-1, 3.28 ERA) takes on fellow rookie Allen Webster (1-0, 3.38 ERA) in game two against Boston. Greene has given the Yankees a boost since joining the rotation in July. He held the Blue Jays to three runs and eight hits in a 5 1/3 inning no decision his last time out. “I felt pretty good,” Greene said after the game. “I made some good pitches. I’ve just got to be better later in the game.” He made his Major League debut against Boston.
Webster, Boston’s number 5 prospect, allowed two runs on three hits and five walks and won his first start of the season Sunday against the Rays. He was called up when Jake Peavy was dealt and he will stay in the rotation for now. “There is a lot of leadership, ability and success that left in Jon Lester and John Lackey,” John Farrell said. “At the same time, we feel like there is a support and structure in place to maximize the abilities of young guys with good stuff.”
Joe Girardi said before Friday’s game that he would use newly acquired Martin Prado in right field, even though it was a position he’d never played at the big league level. “A guy like Martin Prado, who has moved around in his career and has played a lot of different positions, you feel pretty comfortable there,” said Girardi.