Loaisiga (7-2) allowed no hits and one walk while striking out one in 1.2 scoreless innings to earn the win against the Athletics on Sunday.
Loaisiga now hasn't given up a run in any of his last 11 relief appearances, and he was rewarded with his seventh win of the year Sunday. The right-hander has posted a 1.63 ERA and 0.96 WHIP with two saves and eight holds in 38.2 innings this season.
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.
Loaisiga recorded his first career save in Saturday's 2-1 win over Cleveland, throwing 1.1 scoreless innings.
Aroldis Chapman had pitched on two straight days and three of the last four, as had Chad Green, creating a save opportunity for someone else in the Yankees' bullpen. Loaisiga has had a great beginning to the season with a 1.35 ERA and 13:1 K:BB through 13.1 innings over nine appearances, but it might take some significant attrition ahead of him on the depth chart to make him a consistent source of saves.
Loaisiga (2-0) picked up the win Tuesday in a 3-1 victory over Atlanta, striking out one in a perfect eighth inning.
The right-hander got rewarded for another strong appearance when the Yankees pushed two runs across in the bottom of the frame. Loaisiga has been a key part of the team's bullpen in the early going, posting a 1.64 ERA and 12:1 K:BB through his first 11 innings, but he's still looking for his first hold or save.
Loaisiga has pitched 10 innings so far this season, allowing two earned runs on seven hits while posting an 11:1 K:BB.
The last-place Yankees have plenty of problems, but their bullpen isn't one of them. Loaisiga has been excellent in relief thus far, though he has been touched up for a run in each of his past two outings, both of which went two innings. He is clearly a trusted option in New York but doesn't have much relevance in fantasy since his role doesn't include any save opportunities.
Loaisiga pitched three perfect innings and struck out one batter in Thursday's Grapefruit League win over the Phillies.
Loaisiga followed starter Gerrit Cole and needed only 24 pitches (17 strikes) to retire nine Phillies hitters. The right-hander has pitched six scoreless innings thus far this spring, allowing two hits and no walks while striking out five. Loaisiga is slated to begin the campaign in a flexible relief role.
Loaisiga will serve as a "utility reliever" this season, appearing as an opener, a single-inning arm or in long relief as needed, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
Perhaps most notably, starting games was not listed among the righty's duties for the upcoming season. He did technically start in three of his 12 appearances last season but didn't face more than 12 batters or record more than nine outs in any of them. Over his three big-league seasons, he's been the first pitcher on the mound in 11 of his 36 outings but has reached five innings just twice, both of which came back in 2018.
Loaisiga (3-0) allowed one run (zero earned) on one hit and one walk along with a punchout across two innings Friday as he picked up the win over the Red Sox.
Loaisiga entered in the 11th and instantly ran into trouble as he allowed Michael Chavis to advance to third on a wild pitch before he came in to score on a Christian Arroyo single. Loaisiga soon found himself in a bases-loaded jam with one out but was able to pitch himself out of it by striking out J.D. Martinez and getting Christian Vazquez to fly out. He came back out for the 12th after the Yankees were able to retake the lead in the top half of the inning and sent the Red Sox hitters down in order to pick up his third win of 2020. Loaisiga owns a 2.70 ERA and 21:5 K:BB across 20 innings, and he should see more work down the stretch while the Yankees push for a playoff spot.
Loaisiga (undisclosed) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
Loaisiga had a minimum stay on the injured list after being sidelined in early September for an undisclosed reason. He'll be available out of the bullpen going forward as the Yankees prepare for a likely playoff run. The right-hander last pitched Sept. 1, and he had a 3.18 ERA and 1.06 WHIP over 17 innings prior to his absence.
Loaisiga is set to be activated off the injured list Tuesday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
The reason for Loaisiga's stint on the IL has not been revealed, but it appears to be resolved as the right-hander is expected to return to the active roster Tuesday. Loaisiga last pitched Sept. 1, so he may have some rust upon returning to the mound. The 25-year-old has compiled a 3.18 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 20:4 K:BB over 17 innings this season.
Loaisiga (undisclosed) threw a bullpen session Friday and is on track to be activated Tuesday, Max Goodman of Sports Illustrated reports.
The nature of Loaisiga's issue has not been disclosed, though manager Aaron Boone has clarified that it is not related to COVID-19. Assuming Loasiga's bullpen went well Friday, he'll toss another Sunday and could then be activated off the injured list before the team's critical three-game series against Toronto that begins Tuesday.
Loaisiga was Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com retroactive to Wednesday for undisclosed reasons.
The Yankees' vague language -- their announcement referred to the issue as "a medical condition that prevents him from playing and necessitates placement on the IL" -- makes this sound like a COVID-19 situation, though Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports that isn't the case. Loaisiga will be eligible to return from the injured list next Saturday, though the lack of clarity surrounding the issue makes it difficult to predict whether or not he'll be able to do so. Miguel Yajure was recalled to take his place in the bullpen.
Loaisiga allowed one run on three hits and no walks while striking out three over three innings in Friday's Game 2 loss against the Mets. He didn't factor into the decision.
Loaisiga was effective over the first three innings of Friday's contest, but he settled for a no-decision after the Mets hit a walkoff home run. The right-hander has a 2.81 ERA and 18:4 K:BB over 16 innings this season. He'll likely work out of the bullpen in the near future.
Loaisiga will start the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Mets, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
The Mets had a late-game rally in the first game of Friday's twin bill, and Loaisiga will attempt to quiet their bats to begin Game 2. Loaisiga has made six appearances (two starts) this season and carries a 2.77 ERA and 1.08 WHIP over 13 innings.
Loaisiga was one of three pitchers mentioned by Yankees manager Aaron Boone on Saturday as candidates to replace James Paxton (forearm) in the rotation, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Paxton hit the injured list Friday and is expected to miss at least two weeks, so the team will need to select a replacement when his spot in the rotation comes back up. The decision may not be made for some time with the Yankees' weekend series against the Mets cancelled due to coronavirus concerns, but Loaisiga was named as an early candidate for the role along with Michael King and Nick Nelson. Loaisiga has some experience as a starter -- he has opened in 10 of his 30 big-league appearances -- though he has not exceeded four innings in any outing since 2018.
Loaisiga (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out three to earn the win Wednesday versus Atlanta.
Loaisiga relieved Masahiro Tanaka after four innings, and that was enough for the former to earn the win in a relief appearance. The 25-year-old Loaisiga has pitched to a 3.48 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 13:4 K:BB in 10.1 innings across four outings this year. He's typically deployed in a long-relief role.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/20||vs OAK||W 2-1||1||1.2||0||0||1||1|
|06/17||@ TOR||W 8-4||1.2||1||0||0||3|
|06/15||@ TOR||W 6-5||1||1.0||2||0||0||0|
|06/13||@ PHI||L 0-7||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|06/10||@ MIN||L 5-7||1.2||0||0||0||0|
|06/08||@ MIN||W 8-4||1||1.1||0||0||0||0|
|06/05||vs BOS||L 3-7||1.2||3||0||1||1|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2017||ASX-Staten Island Yankee||17.0||4||4||0||1||0||0||18||1||7||0.53||0.471|
|2017||R-GCL Yankees West||2.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.00||0.000|
|2017||R-GCL Yankees East||13.2||6||6||0||0||1||0||15||2||10||2.73||0.909|
|2018||ROK-GCL Yankees West||1.2||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||1||0.00||1.667|