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Yankees rotation sets bar at historic high with dominant week

The Yankees rotation has been a strength all season, but it’s been on something of a roll over the past week.

After Luis Gil’s six-inning, 14-strikeout performance in Saturday’s 6-1 win over the White Sox, Yankees starters have allowed just two earned runs over their last six games and 39 innings – good for a 0.46 ERA.

“It’s really cool to see these guys working every day and doing what they do,” Juan Soto said. “There’s a reason we’re in first place. They commanded the team the right way, they helped the offense when the offense is down and when the offense is active as well. They were great day in and day out. I think they play an important role.


Luis Gil, who struck out 14, lets out a scream after closing out the sixth inning in the Yankees' 6-1 win over the White Sox.
Luis Gil, who struck out 14, lets out a scream after closing out the sixth inning in the Yankees’ 6-1 win over the White Sox. Robert Sabo for the NY Post

Over their last six games – two starts from Gil and one each from Nestor Cortes, Clarke Schmidt, Marcus Stroman and Carlos Rodon – the Yankees’ starters have pitched at least six innings each and allowed a total of three runs.

This is only the third time in franchise history that Yankees starters have accomplished this feat and the first time since Ron Guidry (two starts), Phil Niekro (two starts), Ray Fontenot and Shane Rawley have done so. made in 1984.

“They’re doing a good job,” receiver Jose Trevino said. “They are all excited. I think they’re throwing the ball really well right now.


Trevino’s second-inning homer, which gave the Yankees a 3-1 lead, was his fifth in 28 games this season, surpassing the four he hit in 55 games last year.

He is batting .348 with a .947 OPS over his last 22 games.


Jose Trevino, congratulating Dennis Santana after the Yankees' victory, hit his fifth home run of the season in the victory.
Jose Trevino, congratulating Dennis Santana after the Yankees’ victory, hit his fifth home run of the season in the victory. Getty Images

Giancarlo Stanton scored for the second straight game and added an RBI double in almost the exact same spot in right center field, a few feet down and off the wall.

He has homered in three of his last four games. … Anthony Volpe doubled in the sixth inning to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 11 games.


DJ LeMahieu and Tommy Kahnle are scheduled to play in rehab games with Double-A Somerset on Sunday.

For Kahnle, this will be his fifth appearance and could be his last before joining the Yankees.

For LeMahieu, this will be his second game after playing three innings on Friday.

The Yankees moved Oswald Peraza’s rehabilitation assignment to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.

The infielder, returning from a shoulder injury, began his rehabilitation mission with two games with Single-A Tampa before playing his final five with Double-A Somerset.

Overall, he is hitting 4-for-21 (.191) with three homers and a .989 OPS.

Once his 20-day rehabilitation period is up, Peraza will likely be optioned to Triple-A, barring injury from the big league club.

New York Post

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