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Bullpen Day Thrives, Yanks top Rays 4-1

Entering the last week of the regular season the Yankees opened a four-game set Monday night in the always dreaded trip to face the Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees came into tonight sitting one and a half games (two in the loss column) above the Oakland A’s for home field advantage in the AL Wild Card game. Aaron Boone decided to go with a “bullpen day” tonight instead of giving the ball to a typical starter.

Justus Sheffield and Domingo German called up to Yankees

Justus Sheffield has finally gotten his long awaited call up to the New York Yankees. The 22-year-old is the Yankees top prospect, and the number three Left-Handed Pitching prospect in the entire MLB. Along with Sheffield, Domingo German, somebody who is familiar to Yankees fans, is also coming back to the big league club for the first time since July 20.

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Sheffield has had a phenomenal year split between Double A and Triple A. Through 116 total innings on the year, Sheffield has a 2.48 ERA with 123 strikeouts, a .195 opponent average, and has only given up 4 home runs spread out over 20 starts and 5 relief appearances.

Article by: Nick Simonelli

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