September 21, 2021

Yankees demolish O’s in Luis Gil’s dominant MLB debut (New York Post)


A night after resembling the pre-trade deadline Yankees, the upgraded version offered a proper introduction to Yankee Stadium. 

Coming off a dismal loss and the news of two starting pitchers testing positive for COVID-19, the Yankees dusted themselves and enjoyed a laugher, crushing the Orioles 13-1 on Tuesday night in The Bronx. 

Led by two-hit nights from DJ LeMahieu, Anthony Rizzo, Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sanchez and Gleyber Torres — after the entire lineup mustered just three total hits Monday — the offense exploded for a season-high in runs on 15 hits to provide Luis Gil plenty of cushion in his MLB debut

The 23-year-old Gil, called up earlier on Tuesday to start for the COVID-19-positive Gerrit Cole, hardly needed all the support, firing six shutout innings for a strong first impression. The right-hander gave up just four singles and a walk while striking out six on 88 pitches. 

The Yankees (57-49) won for the sixth time in eight games — and 16 out of 24 — including a 4-1 mark since adding a trade-deadline haul headlined by Rizzo and Joey Gallo. 

Luis Gil is greeted by his teammates in the Yankees dugout.
Luis Gil is greeted by his teammates in the Yankees dugout.
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