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CC Sabathia didn’t like Yankees ‘opener’ idea with Deivi Garcia, J.A. Happ in ALDS

CC Sabathia didn’t like Yankees ‘opener’ idea with Deivi Garcia, J.A. Happ in ALDS

The former Yankees ace called out the Yankees for trying to be too smart in the American League Division Series against the Rays.
Newsday Oct 7, 2020

Yankees' genius plan for Deivi Garcia didn't pan out well

After taking four days to come up with that strategy, a bait-and-switch designed to lure the the platoon-oriented Rays into a heavy lefty lineup, it all unraveled over the span of four innings
Call to the Pen Oct 7, 2020

New York Yankees: The botched Deivi Garcia ‘opener’ plan

The New York Yankees’ attempt to execute an opener blew up in their face. Originally, the thought of going with Deivi Garcia, the youngest New York Yankees pitcher ever to make a postseason start, in game two of the ALDS seemed a bit out of character for the storied organization. This is a kid who […] New York Yankees: The botched Deivi Garcia ‘opener’ plan - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Yankees put J.A. Happ in a bad spot and it cost them a chance to push the Rays to the brink

Yankees put J.A. Happ in a bad spot and it cost them a chance to push the Rays to the brink

It was a decision that raised eyebrows across baseball when the Yankees announced 21-year-old right-handed rookie Deivi Garcia as their starter for Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Rays.
Newsday Oct 7, 2020

Giancarlo Stanton's two HRs not enough for Yankees as Rays tie series

The Yanks started rookie Deivi Garcia but he was pulled after one inning, a move that backfired as reliever J.A. Happ allowed a pair of two-run homers in 2 2/3 innings.
NorthJersey.com Oct 6, 2020
'Probably' the plan: Aaron Boone on why J.A. Happ replaced Deivi Garcia after 1 inning in Game 2

'Probably' the plan: Aaron Boone on why J.A. Happ replaced Deivi Garcia after 1 inning in Game 2

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said it was "probably" the plan all along for rookie Deivi Garcia to only pitch an inning in Game 2.        
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J.A. Happ replaces Deivi Garcia for Yankees after one inning of Game 2 of ALDS vs. Rays

J.A. Happ replaces Deivi Garcia for Yankees after one inning of Game 2 of ALDS vs. Rays

Rookie phenom Deivi Garcia only threw one inning for the Yankees in Game 2 before being replaced by J.A. Happ.        
DRaysBay Oct 6, 2020
Previewing Yankees starter Deivi Garcia

Previewing Yankees starter Deivi Garcia

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ The Rays will have to get back on track against a promising rookie. In game two of their best of five series, the Rays will face off against Yankees rookie starter Deivi Garcia. The 21 year old righty will be making his seventh major league start, continuing a debut season where he struck out 22.6% while walking 4.1%, en route to a 4.98 ERA, 4.15 FIP, and 4.63 xFIP over 34.1 innings. That is to say, Garcia was around league average and the Rays should expect more of the same. Matched up against Tyler Glasnow, the Rays will have a significant advantage. However, we...
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Tampa Bay Rays announce Tuesday's ALDS Game 2 lineup vs. New York Yankees

Tampa Bay Rays announce Tuesday's ALDS Game 2 lineup vs. New York Yankees

Rookie Deivi Garcia (3-2, 4.98) will start for New York, while Tyler Glasnow (5-1, 4.08) will go for Tampa.        
Lookout Landing Oct 6, 2020
Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/6/20: The ALDS, Deivi Garcia, and Rhys Hoskins

Mariners Moose Tracks, 10/6/20: The ALDS, Deivi Garcia, and Rhys Hoskins

Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports Happy Tuesday! In Playoff News... The Astros’ offense showed up and showed the A’s out as they take Game 1 of the ALDS with a 10-5 win. In a high-scoring game of their own, the Yankees top the Rays 9-3 in Game 1 of their ALDS matchup. Yankees rookie Deivi Garcia will start ALDS Game 2, making history as the youngest pitcher to make a postseason start for the Yankees. In Mariners News... Sign up to donate blood at T-Mobile Park’s pop-up donation center and show up in your Mariners gear to receive a Kyle Seager bobblehead. Give blood, save lives,...
Newsday Oct 5, 2020

Yankees' decision to pitch rookie Deivi Garcia ahead of veteran Masahiro Tanaka for Game 2 is shocking

Tanaka has 173 major-league starts on his resume, plus another nine in the playoffs. Garcia has a total of six.
Newsday Oct 5, 2020

Yankees manager Aaron Boone chooses Deivi Garcia over Masahiro Tanaka for Game 2 vs. Rays

The manager made the closely-held, surprise announcement five hours before Monday's series opener, named Tanaka as his Game 3 starter.
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Yankees riding with Deivi Garcia in ALDS Game 2, with Masahiro Tanaka pushed to Game 3

Yankees riding with Deivi Garcia in ALDS Game 2, with Masahiro Tanaka pushed to Game 3

In a surprise move, the Yankees will go with unproven rookie Deivi Garcia in Game 2 against the Rays, with Masahiro Tanaka going in Game 3.        

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