Yankees’ rotation raises bar to historic level with dominant week

The Yankees’ rotation has been a strength all season, but it has kind of improved over the past week.

After Luis Gil’s six-inning, 14-strikeout performance in Saturday’s 6-1 win over the White Sox, Yankees starting pitchers have allowed just two earned runs in 39 innings over the last six games, with an ERA. It is good at 0.46.

“It’s really great to see the effort they put in every day,” Juan Soto said. “There’s a reason we’re No. 1. They’ve been directing the team the right way and they’ve helped the offense when the offense is off and when the offense is on. I think they were a big part of it.”

In the Yankees’ 6-1 victory over the White Sox, Lewis Gil, who had 14 strikeouts, let out a roar at the end of the sixth inning. Robert Szabo of the New York Post

Over the past six games (two for Gil, one for Nestor Cortez, Clark Schmidt, Marcus Stroman, and Carlos Rodon), each Yankees starting pitcher has pitched at least six innings, giving up a total of three runs. .

He is the third Yankees starter to accomplish this feat, and the first since Ron Guidry (two starts), Phil Niekro (two starts), Ray Fontenot and Shane Lowry in 1984.

“They’re doing a good job,” catcher Jose Trevino said. “Everyone’s excited. I think they’re throwing the ball really well right now.”

Trevino’s line drive home run in the second inning to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead was his fifth in 28 games this season, surpassing the four he hit in 55 games last year.

Over the past 22 games, he has a batting average of .348 and an OPS of .947.

Jose Trevino congratulated Dennis Santana after he hit his fifth home run of the season in the Yankees' win.
Jose Trevino congratulated Dennis Santana, who celebrated the Yankees’ victory by hitting his fifth home run of the season. Getty Images

Giancarlo Stanton hit his second consecutive home run and added an RBI double in the same spot in right-center field, just a few feet off the wall.

He has hit home runs in three of his last four games. …Anthony Volpe hit a double in the sixth inning, extending his hitting streak to a career-high 11 games.

DJ LeMahieu and Tommy Kahnle are scheduled to play in a rehab game for Double-A Somerset on Sunday.

This will be Kahnle’s fifth appearance, but it could be his last before rejoining the Yankees.

It will be LeMahieu’s second game after playing three innings on Friday.

The Yankees transferred Oswaldo Peraza’s rehab assignment to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.

Returning from a shoulder strain, the infielder began his rehab with two games at Single-A Tampa, then played the final five games at Double-A Somerset.

Overall, he has 4-for-21 hits (.191), three home runs, and a .989 OPS.

Once the 20-day rehabilitation period is complete, Peraza will likely be given the option to Triple-A, barring an injury to the major league club.