Green (3-5) allowed four runs on four hits and took a loss against the Astros on Sunday. He recorded just one out. Things unraveled quickly for the Yankees after entering the ninth inning with a 7-2 lead. Green allowed two inherited to runners to score and eventually served up a walkoff, three-run blast to Jose Altuve. His season ERA spiked to 2.89 through 46.2 innings. He had turned in 6.1 straight scoreless innings prior to Sunday's outing. Between Green and Aroldis Chapman's recent struggles, the Yankees enter the All-Star break with some big question marks in the bullpen.
Green earned the save against Seattle on Wednesday, pitching a perfect ninth inning during which he struck out two batters. Usual closer Aroldis Chapman has been a disaster of late, giving up nine earned runs and issuing eight walks along with six hits over his past 2.1 innings. As such, the Yankees turned to Green to close the door Wednesday while clinging to a one-run lead. The veteran righty came through, striking out two of the three batters he faced in a 1-2-3 frame. It's difficult to imagine New York going away from Chapman permanently, though the Yankees could give him some time to get his arsenal back in order. Green figures to be a logical temporary closer in that scenario, as he has impressed this season with a 2.23 ERA, 0.72 WHIP and 48:8 K:BB across 44.1 innings.
Green (3-4) won Sunday's 4-2 victory in the second game of a doubleheader against the Mets, pitching three perfect innings with six strikeouts. Green entered in the fifth to protect a 3-2 lead and ended up staying in for the game's final three innings, retiring all nine batters he faced on just 35 pitches. The outing lowered his ERA to 2.28 and the three innings and six strikeouts represent season highs.
Green earned the hold against Minnesota on Tuesday, tossing a perfect inning during which he struck out one batter. Green came on in the eighth inning with New York holding a two-run lead and set the side down in order. It was a nice bounceback outing after the right-hander gave up a season-high four runs in his previous appearance. Green has nine holds, a 3.03 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP through 26 outings as the Yankees' top setup man.
Green (0-4) allowed four runs on four hits and struck out one in two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss versus Boston on Saturday. Green was hit hard, as Enrique Hernandez and Christian Vazquez each tagged him for RBI doubles. Bobby Dalbec added a two-run home run as insurance for Boston. Despite the rough outing, Green still has a 3.14 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 27:7 K:BB across 28.2 innings this year. He's added two saves, eight holds and a blown save in a high-leverage role.
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