Devi Garcia revives Yankee with an electrifying performance


Devi Garcia was not old enough to drink beer and never survived a big league game when he arrived in Tampa for spring training in February.

After getting up through the Yankees’ minor league system with higher-than-average baggage, reports also highlighted how confident, but not arrogant, the right hand was.

That self-assurance asked him for a belt with the No. 45 to honor Dominican Republic Hero and Hall of Fame Piedro Martinez.

On Wednesday night, in the Yankees’ biggest game of the season, Garcia wore a belt, while leading his teammates to a 7–2 win over the Blue Jays at Buffalo’s Sahlen Field.

“It’s in honor of Pedro Martinez,” Garcia said. “It’s a number that I carry around. Is in my glove. ”

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The win ended the five-game Yankee slide, reducing the Blue Jays lead to two games in the second-place race in the AL East and extending the Yanks’ lead to 1½ over the Orioles for the second Wild. Card ticket.

If Martinez saw Garcia dominate the Blue Jays, he would have been proud of a right-handed partner with a small build. After giving Derek Fisher a two-run homer in the second inning that erased a 1-0 Yankees lead, 21-year-old Garcia did not concede a run in the next five innings en route to his first big-win win.

During the Yankees 5–15 slide, the pitcher broke down with older and more experience. Nevertheless, Garcia acted like a 10-year veteran against the Blue Jays.

“Of course it’s on your mind. We find ourselves in a losing streak, but I don’t see it as pressure. I see it as a responsibility, ” Garcia said. “To give us a chance. I enjoy competing on the mound and being aggressive. I enjoy the competition itself. ”

Garcia, who retired 18 of the final 20 batsmen, including the last eight, helped him.

Wearing goggles, he says he will continue to don after a solid night, a seriously superstitious Glibber Torres went 2-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs. DJ Lehmahu also scored 2-for-4 by Bazi Mari and Clint Frazier, dodging a run and making a running catch in the sixth to take an extra-base hit from Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

When Garcia left the game after seven innings, during which he allowed two runs and five hits, he was seen showing his right palm to the training staff in the dugout, a possible sign of a blister. But it was a seam burn only by putting pressure on the fastball.

“Not a problem, not an issue,” Garcia said.

Armed with a fastball, which may have reached the mid-90s, but also a lot of deception to deal with Hitler at a slow pace, Garcia showed his pitching IQ when facing the order of the Blue Jem for the third time. had time. He walked away with a lot of curbballs and into sliders and changeups.

“I have great faith in the slider and the changeup,” said Garcia, who threw 95 pitches. “It was about changing their eye level around the third time and I could execute those pitches.” I really like pitches that are important to me. ‘

A win does not erase 15 of the 20 lost. Nor does it guarantee that another journey through wildness is not a secret. However, it was surprising to the Yankees’ personality as he prepared for a flight home for a crucial four-match series against the Orioles starting Thursday night at The Bronx.

“It’s like a discotheque,” ‘Aaron Boone said of club house music, which serves as the backdrop for his zoom call with reporters.

The music is orchestrated by a child-faced pitcher, who may help Yanix take his first steps back to dignity.

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