Domingo German was the only one on Wednesday alongside Don Larsen, David Wells and David Cone New York Yankees throwing a perfect game, and now it’s going to be about what the follow-up performance looks like
After his historically perfect game, German will be on the mound on Monday night when the Yanks Returning home to kick off a four-game streak against the Baltimore Orioles
The Yanks, who lost two out of three games at home to Baltimore on May 23-25, returns to New York after a 3-3 road trip. They ended the trip with a 5-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, in which they suffered three hits
German (5-5, 4.54 ERA) had conceded 17 earned runs in back-to-back losses in Boston and Seattle before making history in Oakland. The right-hander threw 99 shots, including 51 curveballs, and had nine strikeouts in the 11-0 win over the Athletics.
“So exciting,” German said through an interpreter after the game on YES Network, after presenting the 24th perfect game in baseball history. “If you think about something very unique in baseball, not many people have the opportunity to deliver a perfect game. Achieving something like that in my career is something I will remember forever.”
German threw New York’s first perfect game since Cone on July 18, 1999 against the Montreal Expos. He’s hoping to avoid what happened on Cone’s next start after the perfect game, when Cone conceded six runs in four innings against Cleveland.
“When he gets rolling like that, it’s just fun to watch him at his craft because he’s so good at all his pitches.” Yanks said manager Aaron Boone. “His curveball was great tonight, but because his changeup and fastball were good too, it made that curveball even more special.”
German is 6-1 with a 2.40 ERA in nine career appearances (seven starts) against the orioles. He last faced Baltimore on September 30, 2022 in New York when he allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings for his first loss to Baltimore
The orioles meets German after ending a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over visiting Minnesota Twins on Sunday. The orioles totaled three runs and 12 hits against Minnesota in the series, but clinched the win on Sunday when rookie infielder Jordan Westburg was hit by a loaded bases pitch in the eighth inning
“It’s a tremendous win and I think we needed it ahead of an important series in New York,” Baltimore starting pitcher Cole Irvin said.
Westburg was hit on the back of his left hand and needed an X-ray, but is expected to play on Monday.
The orioles possibly without outfielder Austin Hays hitting .312. Hays was knocked out after the fourth inning with a bruised hip and is disabled
Tyler Wells (6-4, 3.21) starts for Baltimore hoping to avoid his third straight loss. He allowed four runs in five innings in a 7-2 loss at Tampa Bay on June 21 and then allowed two runs in six innings in a 3-1 loss to the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday.
Wells is 0-4 with a 5.26 ERA in 12 career appearances (six starts) against the Yanks. In the end he faced it Yanks on May 24, when he allowed five runs in five innings and made no decision when the orioles scored eight goals in the seventh inning for a 9-6 win
–Field level media
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