Fun stuff about last night’s game via Elias -
The Yankees got a win and a save from rookie pitchers Monday — starter Darrell Rasner went six innings for the win; Jose Veras got the last out of the game to record the save. It was only the Yankees’ third game since saves were first recorded in 1969 that one rookie got a win and another got a save. Ron Davis and Mike Griffin did it in 1979; Jose Rijo and Clay Christiansen did it in 1984. Davis and Rijo won those games in relief, so this was the first Yankees game in which a rookie starting pitcher got a win and another rookie got the save.
No rookie had even recorded a save for the Yankees since Dave Pavlas recorded the only save of his career on Aug. 24, 1996.
Any time something happens for the first time in Yankees history, that’s saying something.