Because the Yankees type out their bullpen for October, Scott Effross made a very good impression in his return from the injured listing Saturday in a 7-5 win over the Red Sox in The Bronx.
The suitable-hander, who had been sidelined with a shoulder pressure since Aug. 22, pitched a scoreless ninth inning — entering into hassle, however then escaping.
And for the reason that nearer position is up for grabs, supervisor Aaron Boone stated Effross, acquired on the commerce deadline from the Cubs, can be as important as anybody within the bullpen.
Requested if he could possibly be used as a better, Boone famous, “He was doing that earlier than he went down and he did a few of it with the Cubs this yr.”
However with the best way the Yankees’ relievers are throwing, Boone has made it clear that he needs them to pitch in quite a lot of roles each day.
“He may be in any position,’’ Boone stated. “He’s been in some huge spots for us and he’ll undoubtedly proceed to be in that high-leverage combine.”
On Saturday, Effross gave up a leadoff single to Rafael Devers within the ninth and hit Xander Bogaerts with a pitch, then walked Triston Casas with two outs earlier than getting Bobby Dalbec to floor out to select to the save.
Aaron Decide is only one dwelling run away from matching Roger Maris’ American League and franchise file of 61, and he has continued to be within the lineup each day.
Boone stated previous to the sport he would determine each day whether or not Decide wants a time without work, particularly if the Yankees are in a position to clinch the division within the coming days.
“Hopefully we are able to stack up some wins right here and put ourselves in place within the final week [of the regular season] the place we’re resting, not simply him, however different guys,” Boone stated, including Decide may DH on Sunday evening.
Whether or not Decide attending to 62 homers will have an effect on his schedule, Boone stated: “We’ll see. We’ll work by way of it each day.”