New York Yankees

Randy Vasquez pitched five solid innings for the Patriots on Saturday as Somerset won its sixth straight. Photo: Somerset Patriots.

The New York Yankees are calling up prospect Randy Vasquez from Triple-A Scranton to start tonight’s game between the Bronx Bombers and San Diego Padres at 7:05.

Vasquez is starting in place of the suspended Domingo German.

Fans in Somerset will recall that Vasquez pitched for the Somerset Patriots, the Yankees Double-A affiliate, last season. His signature moment came in the clinching game of the Eastern League Championship Series against Erie, when he pitched eight of the nine combined-no-hit innings for the Patriots in a blowout victory.

In 25 games with the Patriots, Vasquez was 2-7 with a 3.90 ERA and 120 strikeouts over 115.1 innings pitched.

Vasquez finished among the Eastern League leaders during the 2022 season in ERA (3.90, 2nd), games started (25, T-3rd), opponents’ batting average against (.239, 4th), innings pitched (115.1, 8th) and strikeouts (120, 9th).

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