German (12-2) got the win against in Game 1 of the Yankees' doubleheader against Rays on Thursday, giving up two earned runs on four hits over six innings, striking out five and walking two in a 6-2 victory. The right-hander continues to rack up victories, tossing another quality start in this contest to give him 12 wins in 15 starts this season. His numbers are good, too, as he's sporting a solid 3.38 ERA, a 1.05 WHIP and a 95:21 K:BB over 88 innings in what can safely be called a breakout campaign for the 26-year-old. He'll look to keep it rolling in his next start, which is scheduled for a Tuesday road matchup against the Twins.
German's scheduled start against the Rays on Wednesday was postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Thursday, with German starting Game 1, per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. Since returning from the injured list at the beginning of July, German is 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA, 0.67 WHIP and 13:0 K:BB in 12 innings (two starts).
German (11-2) tossed six scoreless innings Friday against the Blue Jays, striking out seven and walking none while giving up just three hits. He picked up the win. He induced 13 swings and misses on his curveball alone in this outing, which is tied for the second-most by a Yankees hurler since 2008 (the pitch-tracking era), per Sarah Langs of MLB.com. German's hook may not have a national reputation yet, but it is one of the game's best breaking balls. He hit a bit of a rough patch in four starts from May 21 through June 7 (7.32 ERA, 1.53 WHIP), but has been mostly excellent this season. German will have a more challenging matchup Wednesday against the Rays.
German (10-2) earned the win Wednesday against the Mets after giving up one run on five hits across six innings. He had six strikeouts and didn't issue a walk. German served up a home run to Jeff McNeil on the first pitch of the game, but he quickly settled in and silenced the Mets the rest of the evening. The 26-year-old needed only 80 pitches Wednesday, and he likely would have worked deeper into the game were it not his first start off the injured list. German will enter the All-Star break with a 3.67 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 83:19 K:BB over 76 innings.
The Yankees reinstated German (hip) from the 10-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday against the Mets. Relieved Stephen Tarpley was sent to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a corresponding move, clearing the way for German to make his first appearance with the big club since June 7. German tossed 65 pitches while covering four innings in his lone rehab start at Triple-A last week, so he'll likely be subject to a more restricted workload than normal in his first outing back from the IL.