It was a change of Pennsylvania opponent for the Yankees in their third game of the young Spring Training season this afternoon, and that change brought them their first win of 2015. Not much to this one really. Here are the important things: - Starter Esmil Rogers threw 2 scoreless innings, giving up 1 hit and striking 1 out. I know a lot of people aren't high on him, but I could see the Yankees trying to use him in an Alfredo Aceves/Cory Wade-type of role as an emergency starter/low-leverage longman. If they start the season with him in that spot and he doesn't deliver in 10-15 innings, cut him.
- Chase Whitley followed Rogers with 2 shutout innings of his own, but the standout pitching performance of the day belonged to righty relief prospect Nick Rumbelow. He struck out the side in the 8th inning, showing off the stuff that brought him from A-ball to SWB last year.
- Of the hitters expected to make the Opening Day roster, Garrett Jones was the top performer. He went 2-2 with a double, RBI, and a BB in 3 trips. Katie wrote about him earlier today. You should check that out.
- Of the hitters not expected to go north, Rob Refsnyder was the headliner with a 2-3 day and a double. Tyler Austin also smacked a solo home run in the 8th for the game-winning run, so that's pretty neat.