Yankees shuffle rotation to give Gerrit Cole another start before break
BOSTON — The Yankees will make a slight adjustment to their rotation before the All-Star break, with Gerrit Cole edging out Luis Severino.
So Cole will start Tuesday against the Reds in the Bronx and Severino will go on Wednesday.
The move will allow Cole to make the final first-half start for the Yankees and provide some extra rest for Severino, who – along with Nestor Cortes – will likely see his starts and innings manipulated a bit in the second half. time, since the two are on pace to pitch much more than they have in recent seasons.
With Cole scheduled for Sunday against the Red Sox in the Bronx, the right-hander may not play in the All-Star Game on July 19 at Dodger Stadium.
Once the Yankees came out of the break with a doubleheader in Houston on July 21, Aaron Boone said he doesn’t think they’ll need a fifth starter thanks to a day off after the top five matches.
Domingo German said he feels ready to pitch for the Yankees after his rehabilitation debut Saturday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but Boone said the team has yet to determine what the next step will be. right-handed.
The German’s speed was down from what it was before the injury, consistently hitting 91mph, a few ticks slower than usual, but Boone said that was not a problem .
« He had his command and looked sharp, » Boone said of the video of German’s exit.
German has been sidelined since the spring with a right shoulder impingement, but said he’s been feeling healthy since starting live batting practices in Tampa during spring training.
It’s unclear how the Yankees would use German if he was on the staff, though they have shown a willingness to fire left-hander JP Sears to SWB, which would make room for German if they choose. to put it on the list.
Jonathan Loaisiga’s first appearance in rehab since hitting IL with an inflamed right shoulder went well, Boone said.
Loaisiga pitched an inning for Low-A Tampa and « looked really good, » according to Boone.
He is expected to pitch next for SWB on Tuesday, with a possible return to the Yankees bullpen before the All-Star break.
They’re hoping for better results from Loaisiga this time around, as he’s given up 13 earned runs in 16 ²/₃ innings this season and has a WHIP of 1.560, numbers much worse than what he had. set up a year ago.
Ron Marinaccio, who was out with an inflamed right shoulder, played on Saturday, which Boone said went better than the right-hander expected.
The 27-year-old has become an important part of the bullpen – especially since being recalled from SWB for the second time.
In his last 13 appearances, Marinaccio allowed just one hit in 15 ¹/₃ scoreless innings before hitting the IL.
Despite allowing a run and two walks, Boone said he was « really encouraged » by Aroldis Chapman’s outing, when he came on to kick the sixth inning of the 11-6 loss to Boston Sunday at Fenway Park.
Boone said Chapman’s fastball, which peaked at 101 mph, was better and he was « beaten by bloops ».
He followed two consecutive scoreless outings against the Pirates.
Matt Carpenter started at DH on Sunday and hit his 10th homer in his 77th plate appearance after hitting seven in his previous 418 plate appearances, while Joey Gallo was again out of the lineup against a right-hander. Gallo is 3-for-38 with one triple, one homer, nine walks and 19 strikeouts in 47 plate appearances in his last 14 games.