Deivi Garcia made his debut for the New York Yankees on Sunday and was rather impressive as he helped the Yankees get their third straight win.
The New York Yankees have had a plethora of injuries lately, and adding that to an already weak starting pitching rotation doesn’t make for a good combo. With this, Aaron Boone made the decision to give Deivi Garcia the start in the second game of a Sunday doubleheader against the Mets.
Garcia went six innings strong allowing only four hits and zero earned runs while striking out six without any walks. Unfortunately for Garcia, the one unearned run that came in while he was on the mound would prevent him from recording a win in his debut.
As it has been the case many times as of late, the Yankees’ bats struggled in a big way until extra innings, collecting only six hits and one run while Garcia was in the game. This wouldn’t be enough for Garcia to collect a win, but the Yankees would go onto win their third game in a row.
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However, Garcia showing out in his debut could answer some questions for the Yankees moving forward. Because they have several starters on the IL or suspended for the season, the Yankees are short when it comes to their starting rotation, but that might no longer be the case.
Deivi Garcia could potentially be the Yankees’ fifth starter, which would be HUGE for the Bronx Bombers going forward.
With Gerrit Cole, Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton, and J.A. Happ all taking up a spot on the rotation, there is still one slot. Recently it has been Jordan Montgomery who has been acting as the fifth starter, but he is traditionally a bullpen pitcher.
If Garcia is the solution, the Yankees could move Montgomery back to the bullpen which could also solve some of their bullpen issues.
All-in-all, Deivi Garcia pitching well on Sunday means a whole lot more than just helping the Yankees win their third-in-a-row, his performance on Sunday could help the Yankees solve a lot of their problems.