Yankees’ Domingo German uses ‘big-time command’ to deliver gem
Domingo German led the New York Yankees to a hard-fought 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the rubber match of their series at Chavez Ravine on Sunday. German started strong, throwing his first 11 pitches for strikes. He scattered four hits and one walk over 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball, striking out six along the way. J.D. Martinez accounted for the lone Dodgers run, hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning. It was a much-improved showing from German, who struggled in his first start back from suspension last week. The win gives the Yankees a series win at Dodger Stadium and puts them at 33-29 on the season.
“I felt like during the game, we were able to [execute pitches],” German said after the game through an interpreter. “We were able to stay mentally locked into the game. That allowed me to execute pitches.”
Manager Aaron Boone was thrilled with German’s performance, saying, “That’s what command looks like. That’s big-time command right there and that’s what you gotta have when you go up against a lineup like the Dodgers. His changeup and curveball were outstanding, but he did a good job staying unpredictable.”
The Yankees will now travel to Minnesota for a three-game series against the Twins beginning on Monday.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Q: How well did Domingo German pitch in Sunday’s game?
A: German turned in a strong performance, throwing 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball, striking out six and scattering four hits and one walk.
Q: Who hit the lone Dodgers run?
A: J.D. Martinez hit a solo home run in the seventh inning for the Dodgers.
Q: What did manager Aaron Boone have to say about German’s performance?
A: Boone was impressed with German’s command, saying, “That’s what command looks like…His changeup and curveball were outstanding, but he did a good job staying unpredictable.”
Q: What’s up next for the Yankees?
A: The Yankees will travel to Minnesota for a three-game series against the Twins beginning on Monday.
“Yankees’ Domingo German Delivers Outstanding Performance with Exceptional Command.”
Domingo German put on a pitching clinic on Sunday as he delivered one of his best outings of the year to help the Yankees secure a 4-1 win over the Dodgers in their series rubber match at Chavez Ravine. German’s first 11 pitches were all strikes, setting the tone for his strong performance. He went 6 ²/₃ innings and gave up just one run while scattering four hits and one walk and striking out six. The only blemish for German was a 0-2 curveball to J.D. Martinez, which he hit for a solo homer to tie the game in the seventh inning. Despite that, German’s overall performance drew praise from manager Aaron Boone, who lauded his command and unpredictability. German had served a 10-game suspension for a failed foreign-substance prior to the game. Meanwhile, Carlos Rodon is progressing well in his rehab from a forearm muscle strain and back discomfort and could be targeting a July return to the Yankees rotation. Ryan Weber, who has been sidelined with a forearm strain, will undergo a “hands-on” evaluation with team physician Dr. Chris Ahmad after an MRI on Saturday. Boone also called for the Dodgers to look into padding up the concrete ledge at the bottom of the right-field wall at Dodger Stadium, after Aaron Judge hurt his right foot slamming into it on Saturday.