Corey Kluber’s first outing with the Yankees did not last as long as he had hoped, but the experienced right-hander had to be satisfied with his performance in the pinstripe debut .
Kluber encountered some jams in the Bronx’s 5-3 defeat of the Blue Jays on Saturday and was in control for most of the day. In four games, he only allowed five hits to win once. He threw five shots and walked three, then left after throwing a home run to start the fifth inning,
For Kluber, this is a step back. Last year he missed all games as a member of the Rangers.
Kluber said: “It’s fun to get back there and have the opportunity to compete with the boys.”
For the first time since July last year, the driver who won the Cy Young twice threw 74. Kluber didn’t let the Blue Jays score in the first two innings. He lost a bit of command in the third game, walked two combos, and threw a wild pitch. One of the batsman Danny Jansen (Danny Jansen) after Kluber hit Cavan Biggio (Cavan Biggio), catcher Gary Sanchez (Gary Sanchez) fouled and scored. Kluber then eliminated Bo Bichette.
Before Klüber allowed Jansen to come forward and get confined, Toronto topped the fourth base.
“I think Corey played the ball well,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “He had easily won a few rounds before that, and then had to stretch himself a little bit, stretched there a bit, at that point he lost the area. I think it’s just his movements on the court, the ability to get in and out really well.
“I think this is another good step for him overall.”
Marcus Semien set off from Kluber and started the fifth game. Boone caught him. He left the game with a 3-2 lead for the Yankees, but made no decision after only scoring 4 games.
For Kluber, in the Rangers last season, the muscle tear on his right shoulder was limited to 18 pitches, but it was a victory on the hill. In the past two years, he has only thrown 36²/₃ innings. In handling his forearm and oblique injuries, he has only made seven receptions with Cleveland in 2019.
Kluber signed a one-year contract worth $11 million. He said: “You need to spend a lot of time retraining yourself, whether it’s leaving the team on the road or doing things early before the team comes in” with Yankees The team dealt with. “You kind of miss the team side.”