Yankees takeaways from Wednesday’s 4-2 win over the Mariners, including Jhony Brito edging out Luis Castillo

June 21, 2023;  Bronx, New York, USA;  New York Yankees shortstop Anthony Volpe (11) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium.
June 21, 2023; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Anthony Volpe (11) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. / Brad Penner – USA TODAY Sports

Jhony Brito outmoded Luis Castillo as the Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners, 4-2, Wednesday night at Stadium.

Take away food

– The Yankees came first on the board in the third inning against Castillo. After a first walk of Anthony Volpe, Jake Bauer threw an imposing two-run homer over the field wall to right center to give the Yanks a 2-0 lead. Bauers finished 1 for 2 with a walk.

Billy McKinney added to the Yankees lead in the fourth with a one-out solo shot. McKinney went 2-for-3 and is now hitting .317 since being called up.

– Castillo, once a trade target for the Yankees, had a very successful career against New York. In four career games, he’s 1-1 with a 2.36 ERA, but his team is 3-0 in its last three starts against the Bombers. However, Wednesday was different as the Yanks put him to work and had three points against him. His last line: 5 IP, four hits, three earned runs, four walks and three strikeouts.

– Brito gave the Yanks almost six shutout innings in baseball. In his last start — May 20 against the Cincinnati Reds — he went just four innings and allowed four runs. On Wednesday, the 25-year-old blanked the Mariners in 5.2 innings and scattered just three runners (two hits, one walked).

Brito was retired after walking his last batter in the sixth par Aaron Boon. Brito went 5.2 innings (81 pitches/51 strikes) while allowing two hits, one walk and three strikeouts. In 11 games (10 starts), Brito is now 4-3 with a 4.89 ERA.

— After receiving another vote of confidence from the Yankees’ general managing partner Hal Steinbrenner Wednesday The Michael Kay ShowVolpe drove in at home plate 1 for 2 with a walk and solo shot in the seventh inning.

The shortstop’s home run was his 10th of the season, placing him third among American League rookies. He is also only the fourth Yankees rookie to have 10+ homers and 15+ stolen bases in a season, joining Alphonse Soriano (2001), Bobby Brown (1980) and Tony Lazzeri (1926).

-The Yankee bullpen has done its job in relieving Brito. jimmy cordero had four withdrawals while Wandy Peralta got the first two batters he faced before giving up a solo shot at Dylan Moore which cut the Yankees’ lead to 4-1. Michael King finished the eighth inning, but got into trouble in the ninth. He gave up a walk and a single to start the inning before he had Theoscar Hernandez fly away. Tommy Kahnle came in and got Jarred Kelenic fly out and cut the lead to 4-2 and retire on strikes Eugenio Suarez to complete the game.

As for the struggling Yanks, not much has changed. After his three-shot night on Tuesday, Anthony Rizo finished 0 for 3 with a walk but had plenty of hard hit balls. Josh Donaldson went 0-for-4 and Giancarlo Stanton got the day off.

Strong points

And after

The Yankees await the three-game sweep against the Mariners on Thursday at Stadium. The first throw is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

german domingo (4-4, 4.30 ERA) should take the mound for the Yanks and he will be opposed by RHP Bryan Woo (0-1, 7.30 MPM).

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