Jameson Taillon leaves after just two innings against Angels following come-backer to his right arm, but is hopeful he can make next start



ANAHEIM — Jameson Taillon is hopeful he can make his next start, but not sure. The Yankees right hander left Tuesday night’s 7-4 win over the Angels after just two innings with what the team said is a right forearm contusion. The X-Rays were negative for a fracture and Taillon said he will try to throw Thursday in Tampa.

“I’m definitely going to try to though. We’re gonna treat it again tomorrow. And then I’m going to try to play catch on the off day in Tampa and just see where we’re at,” Taillon said.

Immediately after Taillon took the line drive off his right forearm, he was worried.

“It’s not bad. It’s gotten a lot better. I was a little worried there at first. I had some pretty quick swelling in there,” Taillon said. “I was in some pain and then X-rays found out it was negative, and then we’ve just been treating it. I’m already seeing some improvement.”

Taillon’s forearm was red and swollen as he spoke after the game. He had just allowed a game-tying, two-run home run to Max Stassi when Magneuris Sierra lined a ball right back at him off the lower part of his forearm. Taillon walked off the field and directly down the stairs in the tunnel that leads to the visitors’ clubhouse at Angels Stadium.

“It’s happened to me a few times where I’ve taken them off the head and stuff. So, thankfully, this one wasn’t something like that,” Taillon said. “But it’s always scary. You don’t have too much time to react.”

The Yankees bullpen came through with seven strong innings, allowing two runs. Greg Weissert has put his disastrous debut in the past and came up with two perfect innings that included getting out reigning AL MVP Shohei Ohtani and former AL MVP Mike Trout. Lucas Luetge gave up his first home run to a lefty this season in the fifth when former Yankee Mike Ford homered for the second night in a row. Ron Marinaccio gave the Yankees 1.1 scoreless innings and Jonathan Loaisiga struck out the side in the eighth and got Trout in the ninth. After giving up a double to Ohtani and an RBI-single to Luis Rengifo, Wandy Peralta finished it off.

“That was awesome. When you hand the ball over to that many different people, there’s always a risk of someone maybe just having an off night or whatever. Every dude that came in and touched the mound was  just on it seemed,” Taillon said. “I mean, that was the best I’ve seen Loaisiga in a long time. He was electric. For Greg to come in after me and give some length. That was huge. And Lucas, (Lou) Trevino and Ron doing their job. So yeah, I mean, not surprising, but that was huge.”

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