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ANAHEIM, Calif. Marlins Jerseys 2019 . -- The pitching matchup for Sundays game between the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium reflects the teams conflicting approaches to reconstructing their rosters.Right-hander Chad Green represents the Yankees immediate focus on youth. But another right-hander, the Angels Jhoulys Chacin, belongs to the squadron of stopgap solutions for an injury-riddled pitching staff.Green comes off one of the best performances by a starting pitcher in the Yankees history. In just his fifth major league start, Green the first 13 batters he faced, amassed 11 strikeouts in six shutout innings, conceded just two hits and issued no walks Monday night in a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.The 25-year-old compiled the most strikeouts by a Yankees rookie since Masahiro Tanaka struck out 11 Seattle Mariners in 2014. Green also became just the second rookie pitcher in team history to compile at least 11 strikeouts without permitting a walk or a run. Stan Bahnsen pitched a three-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts against the Boston Red Sox in 1968, the year he was named the American Leagues rookie of the year.Greens start Monday night marked the beginning of his fifth stint with the Yankees after being promoted from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.Each time, he took his demotion the right way and said, OK, this is what I need to work on, and Im going to get better, New York manager Joe Girardi said. Hes got good stuff and his stuff has developed this year.Part of that development includes the rapid improvement of his slider.It was terrible, Green told the New York Times. It was pretty much non-existent. But the strides with that pitch have been huge. I didnt really change the grip too much. I think it was more like a mind-set. Just being more confident with it was huge.Chacin, meanwhile, has experienced little success after the Angels acquired him from the Atlanta Braves in May.The seven-year veteran has lost five consecutive starts since his last victory June 14. But after being sent to the bullpen in mid-season, Chacin collected 20 strikeouts in eight relief appearances covering 17 2/3 innings while allowing just five runs, 11 hits and five walks.When Chacin returned to the rotation, however, that effectiveness evaporated. In his two starts since his return, the right-hander gave up 11 runs, 13 hits, five walks and a hit batsman while collecting just two strikeouts and pitching only six total innings.Against the Mariners in his last start Tuesday night, Chacin threw 88 pitches in 4 2/3 innings, allowed four runs on seven hits, walked two, hit one and struck out two. Seattle scored all four of its runs against Chacin with two out.He had trouble closing out innings, Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia said. It usually comes down to one pitch. The more a team gets looks when theyre ahead in the count, theyre going to put better swings on pitches.The Angels will play without Yuniel Escobar, who began Saturday ranked second in the American League with a .320 average and ninth with a .368 on-base percentage. The veteran third baseman went on the seven-day disabled list for concussions after bunting a ball off his nose in the fourth inning of a 7-0 loss Friday night. Miami Marlins Store . -- Three close looks at the bucket, three misses. Miami Marlins Gear . -- Jimmy Walkers first PGA Tour trophy came with a special gift tucked inside. https://www.cheapmarlinsjerseys.us/ . MORITZ, Switzerland -- Fog prevented downhill racers from getting their Olympic dress rehearsal. Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin clearly wasnt pleased with his players after the No. 24 Bearcats lost to No. 21 URI in Saturdays second semifinal game of the Naismith Hall of Fame Tipoff in Connecticut.But Cronin, who recognizes the concerns he has about his team, also knows, Its early.And he also knows he has to get his team ready quickly for what likely will be a bit of a letdown game against Penn State in Sundays consolation game at Mohegan Sun Casino Arena.Its rare that the third-place game is played after the championship, but thats the way it is in this preseason tournament -- and while the Bearcats had to be thinking about a date with No. 1 Duke in the final, what they have is a meeting with the 2-2 Nittany Lions, who lost to Duke by 10 in the first game Saturday.We just wanted to win. We wanted to win today, Cronin snapped when asked if his team was thinking about Duke.The Nittany Lions fell to 0-14 all-time when facing the No. 1 team in the nation, but coach Patrick Chambers saw the positives in the way his team played.We took another step today, he said. We got better. And thats our goal Just keep getting better. Its a process thats going to take some time, but were going to eventually get there.Cronin, who lost a coaching battle to personal friend Dan Hurley and URI, hopes his guys learned a lesson.They ttaught us a lot about ourselves today and our deficiencies were physical and mental toughness, he said. Custom Miami Marlins Jerseys. We got what we deserved. Reboundings about heart and toughness.Asked about both, Cronin said, Its been our weakness with this particular team since practice started.He went on to say his players could be relying on what it says on our chest, and have to put in the work to get better.Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, whose injury battered team moved onto the final, gave a nod to Penn State, saying, We really prepared hard for Penn State. We think theyre good and we prepared that way and it helped.Said Chambers, who got 20 points out of Tony Carr Saturday: Theres so much more basketball to go. Thats whats so exciting for me.Our focus is on Penn State and making Penn State better. Whoever were playing Sunday, trying to get better that day. ... We need to get there hopefully by Big Ten season.Cincinnati started the season just barely on the outside of the rankings, at No. 26. The Bearcats won a game and moved up to 24 and need a win Sunday if they are to have any chance of staying in the Top 25.They were the tougher team. I thought they wanted it more, Cronin said of Rhode Island. ' ' '