Since the New York Yankees have struggled with the injury bug all season, they’ve had no option but to pull up several dozen triple-A players to take MLB roles. Monday night it was Brady Lail making his debut, and last night Adonis Rosa appeared in his for MLB game.
Rosa went two full innings where he allowed one run on a solo shot in the top of the ninth. He fanned two and walked none in his appearance. The 24-year-old right-hander flashed a low-90s fastball and dropped a hammer at around 77mph. He recorded the last out on a filthy down-and-away slider to get the batter chasing.
Adonis Rosa's first MLB strikeout pic.twitter.com/yCzTuGzdNC
— David Mendelsohn (@BigBabyDavid_) August 14, 2019
Rosa signed with the New York Yankees in December of 2013 as an international free agent. He made his professional baseball debut for the Dominican Summer League Yankees in 2014. This season for the triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders, Rosa posted a 3.45 ERA so far with a 4-0 record (Baseball Reference). Rosa has been with the Yankees his entire career ever since he signed with them in 2014.
Domingo German started the game where he went seven innings pitched and allowed two earned runs on five hits. He improved his record to 15-2, where he now leads the MLB in wins. He’s also leading the pros in highest winning percentage, at .882 (Baseball Reference).
The Yankees improve their record to 80-41 and set themselves a season-high 39 games above the .500 mark. They also improve their record against the Baltimore Orioles this season to 16-2. The Bombers will continue their domination over the O’s tomorrow at 1:05 pm EST home in the Bronx.