It is rarely ideal for a team to have to dip past their set rotation for a start. It’s especially isn’t ideal for the Yankees at this moment in time with all their injuries, including a couple in bullpen (and no Luis Gil). Yet after playing the doubleheader on Sunday, they had to do it. However in this game, the Yankees got all they could’ve hoped for.
Making his first MLB start, JP Sears was very solid for the Yankees, throwing five scoreless innings. He struck out five, and overcame three hits and some occasionally bad defense behind him to keep Baltimore off the board.