Yankees’ Domingo Germán shakes off previous bad performances to no-hit Athletics

Written by J.Y. Mortimer

Domingo Germán with the New York Yankees in 2019. By Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA – Stephen Tarpley, CC BY-SA 2.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

30-year-old Domingo German pitched MLB’s 24th perfect game in history on June 28, 2023, and the first since Seattle’s Felix Hernandez’s perfect game on August 15, 2012. Germán’s performance marked the fourth perfect game by a Yankees pitcher, the most by a single team in major league history.

The Yankees won 11-0.

Oakland’s Esteury Ruiz grounded the Dominican Republic right-hander’s 99th pitch of the night sharply to Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson who throw out the game’s 27th batter.

German, now 5-5 on the season,  put his name in Yankees history alongside three others who threw perfect games: Don Larsen in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers; David Wells on May 17, 1998, against the Minnesota Twins; and David Cone on July 18, 1999, against the Montreal Expos.

The no-hitter was the 13th in Yankees history, the first since Corey Kluber blanked the Texas Rangers on May 19, 2021.

The A’s were no-hit for the 15th time in their storied history.

(courtesy NY Yankees)

German had pitched very poorly in his previous starts and basically got hammered. He surrendered 17 runs in 5 1/3 innings in his previous two starts, including 10 runs, allowing four home runs against the Mariners last time out.

(Courtesy MLB)




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