Loaisiga earned the hold against Minnesota on Thursday, retiring all five batters he faced without registering any strikeouts. The right-hander entered with two aboard and one out in the fifth inning. He retired both batters he faced to eliminate the threat, then breezed through a 1-2-3 inning in the sixth frame. Loaisiga ranks second on the Yankees with eight holds this season while posting a 1.89 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 26:8 K:BB across 33.1 innings. He has also notched a pair of saves.
Loaisiga pitched a clean ninth while needing just six pitches to earn his second save of the year in a 5-4 win over the Orioles on Friday. Loaisiga was called upon to close out Friday's game after Aroldis Chapman had pitched four of the last six days and was given a breather. The 26-year-old Loaisiga came in to relieve Wandy Peralta after he allowed a leadoff single and was able to induce a 5-4-3 double play before getting Pedro Severino to foul out for the final out. Loaisiga has been quite solid aside from an uncharacteristic blowup against the Nationals last week, as he owns a 2.49 ERA and 20:4 K:BB over 21.2 innings.
Loaisiga (3-2) allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits and no walks while striking out one in one-third of an inning to take the loss against the Nationals on Friday. Loaisiga hadn't allowed more than one run in any of his first 14 relief appearances this year, but he was hit hard in the eighth inning Friday and was charged with his second loss of the season. The right-hander has now posted a 2.89 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in 18.2 innings in 2021.
Loaisiga (3-1) pitched a perfect eighth inning with one strikeout and earned the win Wednesday versus the Astros. Loaisiga became the pitcher of record when the Yankees rallied for three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning. The 26-year-old has done well in a high-leverage role this season with a save and three holds across 14 appearances. He sports a 0.98 ERA, 0.76 WHIP and 18:3 K:BB in 18.1 innings.
Loaisiga pitched one inning against Detroit on Saturday, giving up a hit and a walk but no runs to earn his third hold. The right-hander found himself in a bit of trouble after allowing a one-out single and a two-out walk, but he induced a groundball to get out of the jam. In doing so, Loaisiga earned his third hold in his past five appearances, and he also has a save during that stretch. He holds a 1.10 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 16:3 K:BB across 16.1 innings this season.
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