All bets are off for the pitching staff in the playoffs. Starting pitchers are converted into relievers. The relievers are no longer used during the regular season.
By: RB NEWS
Yankees manager Aaron Boone turned to Jameson Talone in extra innings, after exhausting his injured bullpen options in a low-scoring fight with the Cleveland Guardians on Friday.
After exhausting his injured bullpen options in a low-scoring battle with the Cleveland Guardians on Friday, Yankees manager Aaron Boone turned to Jameson Talon in extra innings.
After starting 143 games as the Yankees' No. 3 starter for the majority of the season, Talon was making his first relief appearance in his six-year major league career.
Two lazy fly balls, a line drive, and an error by third baseman Josh Donaldson defined a chaotic inning that saw the Yankees lose Game 2 of this best-of-five American League Division series 4-2 in 10 innings.
When Guardian right fielder Oscar Gonzalez's bloop was caught by right fielder Aaron Judge for a go-ahead single, the 47,535-person sell-out crowd was stunned.
The judge said, "I've played two bad games in my career so many times. He gave a tough fight to missing pitches and his timing was off.
Klass once more took control of the mound after the Guardians gained the upper hand. His 33rd and final pitch, which reached 99 mph, gave the Guardians the victory.