Following tonight’s horrendous outing, Jonathan Holder has been sent to AAA Scranton by the Yankees. An inevitable move is inevitable.
Pretty brutal for Holder personally, as he’ll now spend the weekend in Allentown, PA as opposed to London, but the results simply were not there. I mean, tonight he surrendered 5 runs on 5 hits (2 HR) and just looked completely lost. Missing his spots, getting crushed, the works.
He’d allowed 13 runs on 13 hits in 5.1 IP in his last 6 appearances, including tonight’s ballgame. (He’s got a 6.81 ERA/4.95 FIP on the season) That is so unbelievably bad. I feel awful for Holder, but yikes.
Hopefully, Holder goes to AAA, makes some adjustments, and returns to form ala Chad Green. That would be nice. And, not to mention, Holder was good last year, pitching to a 3.14 ERA (3.04 FIP) in 66 IP last year, with opponents hitting .210 off him. It sure would be nice to see Holder come back looking like that, but it’s obvious that right now, he shouldn’t be anywhere near a Major League mound.
We’ll update with the corresponding roster move once it’s announced.