At the beginning of spring camp, Rutgers coach Chris Ash left open the possibility that he could name a starting quarterback for the 2018 season after the Scarlet-White intrasquad scrimmage.
The more pressing question coming out of his team’s first intrasquad scrimmage last Saturday is whether he’s gained any clarity in a competition that includes Rescigno, sophomore Johnathan Lewis, freshmen Artur Sitkowski and Jalen Chatman and walk-ons Tom Flacco and Rob Nittolo.
Ash said the QB battle is coming into focus, indicating that Rescigno, Lewis and Sitkowski have emerged as the favorites to start the 2018 campaign behind center.
There’s some guys that are maybe starting to pull away from the pack a little bit but it’s going to be an ongoing competition all the way into training camp and probably in the middle of training camp (in August),” Ash said. Gio had a good scrimmage. Artur had a good scrimmage. Johnathan had a good scrimmage. Not that the other guys were bad. But those guys made some throws (and) did some things that were a little bit better.
So they’re pulling away a little bit.”
Tyler Wade entered the game at second base in the sixth inning, with Neil Walker shifting to first base and Austin leaving. It seemed like a defensive move, though it’s possible Austin was hurt. Austin lunged to first base beat out a groundball that was ultimately called an out, despite the Yankees’ replay challenge.
Green struck out three batters in 1 1/3 innings before Dellin Betances entered in the eighth with a five-run lead.
Betances surrendered a first-pitch home run to left-center to Kevin Pillar.
Severino made the Yankees’ only error, throwing wide on a pick off try at first base in the fourth inning and letting Granderson advance to second base.
Leon Hall is staying in Cali.