Yankees try to cheat Rays with Deivi Garcia Bait-and-Switch


Deivi Garcia’s playoff debut didn’t last long.The 21-year-old became the youngest pitcher to start a playoff game in Yankee history, surpassing Whitey Ford, but was pulled out after just one inning for JA Happ in ALDS Game 2 on Tuesday night at San Diego.

Garcia ended up being used as an opener, allowing Randy Arozarena a two-strike solo homerun late in the game before coming out of the set after 27 shots.

Happ was warming up in the first set, likely with the idea of ​​having the Rays prepare their roster to face right-hander Garcia before joining left-hander Happ.

It was a tough second inning for the Yankees and Happ, who gave up a two-run homerun to Rays wide receiver Mike Zunino in his first inning of work.


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