Who was the better Chase for Yankees?

Whitley, Headley both star in New York's extra-innings win over Texas
07/23/2014 11:26 AM ET
By staff

Chase Headley receives a Gatorade shower from his new teammates after Tuesday's win.(AP)
A Chase started Tuesday's win for the Yankees and finished it off, as Chase Whitley was dynamite over six strong innings, before giving way to Chase Headley's heroics in extras.

But which performance do you think was the best? We make the case for each.


Given the theater of the game's end, it might have been easy to overlook the effort of Chase Whitley. Whitley entered the game having failed to get past the fourth inning in each of his last three outings, and was pitching with his spot in the rotation very much in doubt.

All he did was scatter seven hits over six innings, striking out six to keep the Rangers scoreless in a game where neither team could muster any offense. After the game, Whitley spoke about how the rest during the All-Star break helped him attack from the start of the game.


Headley's night wasn't as consistently brilliant as the night's starting pitcher, but he sure made his impact felt. Traded to the Yankees earlier in the day, Headley headed straight to the Bronx to be ready for the night's game. Headley entered the game in the eight inning, and despite an inauspicious beginning (Headley struck out in his first at-bat) he was ready when the team needed him come extra innings

A game-winning hit would have been plenty to impress a new team, but the former Gold Glover also flashed some leather when he snared a line drive off the bat of Texas' Rougned Odor to end the top of the 10th inning.

We've made the case for each, now it's your turn to decide which performance impressed you the most:


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