Domingo German
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Joe Girardi appeared on WFAN Tuesday with Mike Francesa and spoke highly of New York Yankees right-hander Domingo German.

One of the more effective players for the New York Yankees on the mound this year has been Domingo German. His stats have been good for the most part. German’s posting an 11-2 record with a 3.40 ERA through 15 games, 14 of which are starts. German is also holding a 1.049 WHIP with 90 strikeouts and 19 walks.

The veteran righty has pitched 82.0 innings pitched thus far in 2019, and it appears like the Yankees may want to give him an innings limit to keep him fresh for the postseason. Former Bombers manager Joe Girardi appeared on WFAN with Mike Francesa on Tuesday and expressed how the 130-140 innings range is what the Yanks should aim for.

“You want him to be a factor in the postseason,” Girardi said. “But I think the rest was perfect for him.”

German could’ve made the All-Star Game for the American League squad, however, injuries are what held him back for the most part. He spent around three weeks this season on the injured list with a left hip flexor strain, which really hurt his chances of making the team.

As long as he stays healthy, German can be very effective on the mound for the Yankees, and Girardi understands that.

“He’s got that really whippy arm,” Girardi stated. “He’s been a blessing for the Yankees and you think that it as like five or six years ago, the Yankees traded for him and he went through some injuries, but gosh is he good now.”

The Yanks are currently 60-33, sitting at six games atop the AL East division. They will play the second place-Tampa Bay Rays in a double-header on Thursday at Yankee Stadium. German will take the mound in the first of the two games, which starts at 3:05 p.m. EST.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.