The Yankees are hoping to add right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga to the warm up area Wednesday, Aaron Boone said before the Yankees’ 7-2 success over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
Loaisiga has been out with a right shoulder strain since Sept. 5.
Prior to the injury, Loaisiga had been the Yankees’ best reliever. Before he permitted a disagreement his latest excursion, Sept. 3, Loaisiga had surrendered only one altercation 15 appearances, covering a range of 18 ²/₃ innings.
Luis Severino, a new expansion to the warm up area after his return from February 2020 Tommy John medical procedure, thrown one more scoreless inning of help, a 1-2-3 eighth.
In three excursions, he has joined to toss five shutout innings — and he has left Gerrit Cole dazzled.
“I was pleasantly surprised by his feel for his offspeed pitches,’’ Cole said before the game. “He’s been tremendously sharp. It’s been an emotional pick-me-up for us and for Yankee fans to see him back out there.”
Michael King, who was strong again Tuesday, surrendering only a spat 2 ¹/₃ innings, has pitched himself into “a significant job” in alleviation, as indicated by Boone.
The right-hander has pitched well since getting back from a finger injury-particularly with the warm up area missing Loaisiga and Zack Britton.
“I’ll gladly fill any role,’’ King said.
Giancarlo Stanton, whose three-run homer in the seventh tore the game open, was the DH, yet Boone said that wasn’t a direct result of the fake turf in Toronto.
“I considered putting [Stanton] out there,’’ Boone said. “Turf was not a factor, especially at this point of the season, when I’m gonna give us the best chance to win.”
Boone and Stanton said they were glad to have the option to play at Rogers Center interestingly since 2019. The Blue Jays played every one of their games last season at their Triple-A ballpark in Buffalo, and prior this year played at their Low-A ballpark in Dunedin, Fla., and in Buffalo.
Gio Urshela proceeded with his new hot stretch with a solitary and a homer. He is 17-for-47 (.362) with nine runs, a twofold, three homers and six RBIs in his beyond 13 games.
That followed a revolting eight games wherein the third baseman turned shortstop went 3-for-23 with no extra-fair hits or strolls — and 10 strikeouts.