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Yankees' Lucas Luetge: Win in relief
Luetge (2-2) earned the win Tuesday against the Twins. He allowed zero runs on one hit and zero walks over 1.2 innings.
After an early exit from starter Jameson Taillon, Luetge took over and pitched well, despite not accruing any strikeouts. He pitched well enough to earn the win -- his first since April 9 -- but his ERA still sits at 5.14.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Lucas Luetge: Notches hold Wednesday
Luetge earned a hold against Baltimore on Wednesday, allowing one walk and striking out one batter over two-thirds of an inning.
Luetge handled the top of the eighth inning for New York and retired two batters around a walk to Trey Mancini. The left-hander finished with his third straight scoreless outing and his fourth hold of the campaign. He has appeared in four games over the past seven days after making only three appearances across the first 18 days of May.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Lucas Luetge: Earns win in relief
Luetge (1-0) was credited with the win over Boston on Saturday, pitching a scoreless inning during which he walked one and struck out two batters.
The southpaw entered the contest with the score tied in the sixth inning and retired Boston on 16 pitches. He earned his first win of the campaign when the Yankees scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame. Luetge figures to be a key middle-relief arm for New York this season after posting a 2.74 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 78:15 K:BB across 72.1 innings in 2021.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Lucas Luetge: Agrees to one-year deal
Luetge signed a one-year, $905,000 contract with the Yankees on Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Luetge saw his first big-league action since 2015 last season and pitched well for New York with a 2.74 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 78:15 K:BB over 72.1 innings. The 34-year-old should have a spot in the major-league bullpen to open 2022 with a decent showing in spring training.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Lucas Luetge: Secures first save since 2012
Luetge earned the save against the Red Sox on Wednesday by retiring the only batter he faced.
Aroldis Chapman started the ninth inning with the Yankees holding a four-run lead, but the team turned to Luetge after the veteran closer gave up a homer along with two additional baserunners. Luetge battled Kevin Plawecki for nine pitches before inducing a groundout to end the game. The save was Luetge's first since his rookie 2012 campaign. Per Max Goodman of SI.com, the left-hander went 3,284 days between saves.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Lucas Luetge: Covers two innings as opener
Luetge allowed a run on two hits and struck out one in two innings in a no-decision versus Kansas City on Wednesday.
Serving as an opener in his first major-league start, Luetge gave up a hit in each of his two innings and allowed Whit Merrifield to score on a Salvador Perez groundout. Luetge has been an effective bullpen arm for the Yankees this year, pitching to a 2.82 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 61:9 K:BB through 54.1 innings overall. He's added three holds and two blown saves, but he has yet to see a large run of high-leverage work.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Lucas Luetge: Opening Wednesday's game
Luetge is slated to serve as the Yankees' opening pitcher in Wednesday's game against the Royals, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.
With six starting pitchers currently residing on the injured list, the Yankees will turn to Luetge to lead off a bullpen game in the series finale. Luetge has maxed out at four innings this season, but since he hasn't covered more than two frames since April, the Yankees may not ask him to go more than once through the batting order. Brody Koerner -- who had been starting at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before being called up Aug. 3 -- could be a candidate to fill multiple innings behind Luetge.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Lucas Luetge: Tagged with second loss
Luetge (4-2) allowed two unearned runs on two hits and a walk while striking out two in one inning to take the loss against the Mariners on Sunday.
Luetge was somewhat unlucky in his outing, as Abraham Toro reached on a fielding error to lead off the inning before he gave up a walk and a double. However, the runs that came across during the inning were the only two runs of the game, so the southpaw was forced to settle for his first loss since June 30. Luetge hasn't allowed any earned runs in 10.2 innings across his last nine outings, and he's posted a 2-1 record during that time.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Lucas Luetge: Fans four, earns relief win
Luetge (4-1) earned the win in relief Saturday against the Marlins after tossing two scoreless innings, giving up one hit and fanning four.
Luetge has been pitching very well of late and extended his streak of scoreless appearances to six outings, a stretch in which he's posted an excellent 12:1 K:BB while also going more than one inning three times. The left-hander posted a strong 2.00 ERA and an excellent 12.0 K/9 across eight July appearances, but a concerning 1.44 WHIP suggests he outpitched his ERA during that same span.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Lucas Luetge: Pitches two perfect frames
Luetge struck out four without allowing a hit or a walk over two innings in Wednesday's win over Tampa Bay.
After Nestor Cortes gave New York five strong innings as the starter, Luetge came on for the sixth and seventh frames with the score tied 1-1. The left-hander retired all six batters he faced, collecting two punchouts in each of his frames. Luetge hasn't pitched in many high-leverage spots but is putting together a strong campaign after a six-year absence from MLB, posting a 3.06 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 51:8 K:BB across 47 innings.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Lucas Luetge: Charged with first blown save
Luetge struck out two batters but allowed two runs on one hit and one walk over 1.1 innings Sunday and was charged with the blown save against Boston.
The left-hander wasn't used in a traditional save situation, coming in with two outs and New York clinging to a two-run lead in the top of the sixth inning. Luetge struck out Rafael Devers to end that frame, but he served up a two-run homer to Marwin Gonzalez in the seventh to allow Boston to tie the game. Despite a rough start to the campaign, Luetge has been mostly solid in his first MLB action since 2015, posting a 3.03 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 30:4 K:BB across 29.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Lucas Luetge: Earns second win in relief
Luetge (2-0) was credited with the win Tuesday against Houston, allowing one hit in a scoreless inning.
Luetge entered the contest in the sixth inning with the score tied 3-3. He allowed a one-out single to Alex Bregman that was subsequently erased on an inning-ending double play. The Yankees then exploded for four runs in the bottom of the frame, handing the left-hander his second win of the campaign. Luetge has been a solid contributor to the team's bullpen in his first big-league action since 2015, compiling a 3.78 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 17:3 K:BB across 16.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Lucas Luetge: Picks up win Friday
Luetge (1-0) earned the win Friday, allowing one walk with one strikeout in 1.1 innings versus Cleveland.
Starter Jordan Montgomery was unable to complete five innings, so Luetge picked up the win in a relief appearance. The 34-year-old reliever has a 4.97 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 13:3 K:BB across 12.2 innings this season. He's surrendered three home runs in seven appearances, but none in his last three outings. Luetge is likely to remain in a low-leverage role.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Lucas Luetge: Whiffs four in relief
Luetge tossed three innings out of the bullpen against Tampa Bay on Friday, allowing one run on three hits and no walks while striking out four.
The left-hander came into the contest in the fifth inning with New York already down by five runs. He gave up a seventh-inning homer to Willy Adames but otherwise quieted the Rays' offense. Luetge has yielded at least one run in each of his three appearances this season and has a 7.20 ERA over five frames. However, there is some optimism to be found in his 6:0 K:BB.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Lucas Luetge: Makes Opening Day roster
Luetge has made the Yankees' Opening Day roster, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Luetge was dominant for the Yankees during Grapefruit League play and posted a 1.74 ERA and 0.97 WHIP with 18 strikeouts in 10.1 innings. As a result, he'll return to the majors for the first time since 2015. Luetge is unlikely to pitch in many high-leverage situations this year.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Lucas Luetge: Making splash in spring play
Luetge has pitched three scoreless innings thus far in Grapefruit League action, allowing two hits and no walks while striking out eight.
No Yankees pitcher has been more dominant than Luetge, who has picked up eight of his nine outs via strikeout. The veteran southpaw is not on the 40-man roster and hasn't pitched in the majors since a one-outing stint with Seattle in 2015, so he remains a longshot to break camp with New York. However, Luetge is at least giving the club a reason to keep his name in mind while proving that he still has something left in the tank as he approaches his 34th birthday.... See More ... See Less
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