The New York Yankees finally put together two straight wins, something that hadn’t happened in weeks.
They survived the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday and beat the New York Mets on Monday, taking the first game of the Subway Series with a 4-2 score.
As the Yankees try to navigate several bullpen injuries and crucial players underperforming, anything they can get from unexpected sources would be great.
Right-hander Ron Marinaccio keeps getting the job done and asking for a bigger role with his performance.
Up from a recent demotion, the rookie keeps turning heads with his excellent pitching.
Another Stellar Outing For The Surprising Rookie Reliever
On Monday, he took over for starter Domingo German in the seventh inning, got two outs there and two more in the eighth.
He walked one, but allowed no hits and struck out one in another effective outing.
“Ron Marinaccio has not allowed a hit in 22 of his first 27 career games, the most such games by any Major League pitcher through his first 27 career appearances,” MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch tweeted.
Ron Marinaccio has not allowed a hit in 22 of his first 27 career games, the most such games by any Major League pitcher through his first 27 career appearances.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) August 23, 2022
In 31.1 innings, Marinaccio’s ERA is down to an incredible 1.72, and his WHIP is also rock-solid, at 0.80.
Simply put, he rarely allows baserunners because he is very, very good.
While his walk rate is a tad high at 12.3 percent, he strikes out 30.3 percent of the hitters he faces, somewhat offsetting his occasional wildness.
Marinaccio has been everything the Yankees hoped and more, a welcome development in a year in which they need all the bullpen help they can handle.