Girardi has said that he would consider Nuno for the bullpen if he does not win the fifth spot in the rotation.
• Girardi will start evaluating his starters more seriously during the next turn through the rotation.
"You think about a day like today, you only go through a lineup once," Girardi said on Sunday. "You don't get to throw a ton of pitches, so maybe you throw four curveballs instead of 10 or 12."
• There was a small fire near the visitors' clubhouse at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium before Sunday's game, causing smoke to fill the room and prompting most of the Yankees to gather their belongings.
"We had to clear out," Girardi said. "I guess it's the grounds crew clubhouse that's attached to our clubhouse, and I think a towel caught on fire in the dryer. It was a little smoky in our clubhouse. Nuno didn't move, though."