[kevin] Whelan (2-0) went five innings in the Yankees' combined no-hitter Wednesday, striking out four and walking one in the 3-0 shutout at Legends Field.
The 23-year-old right-hander, who was able to use his fastball and slider for strikes, lowered his ERA to 1.73 in his sixth start for Tampa.
Whelan was a reliever for the past two seasons before beginning this year with Double-A Trenton, where he was 3-0 with four saves and a 2.90 ERA in 18 appearances. He made his first Minor League start June 12, giving up four runs on four hits in two frames, but has yielded just one run on six hits over his last 24 innings. [milb]
in other milb news, his awesomeness' line from his cursed day start:
Hughes 4.0IP 2H 1R 1ER 2BB 5K 0HR