If things went well for Adam Ottavino in the sixth inning of Thursday’s matinee, this article would have been very different. Last Friday I took some time to highlight how well Chad Green has pitched in 2020, and my plan was to do the same today with Otto.
Every New York Yankee fan knows that Ottavino can be downright special when he’s on his game. He has some of the nastiest stuff in the majors, and he can make hitters look silly with his sinker/slider combination. Prior to his outing Thursday, his numbers for the 2020 season were extraordinary: