The Jenks, Oklahoma native threw two scoreless innings on 18 pitches — the seventh and eighth — in Toronto’s 10-5 win against the Orioles on Friday to lower his ERA to 2.73 this season. He’s 3-1 with 23 strikeouts and a 1.18 WHIP in 17 games during his rookie season.
Hatch, who will celebrate his 26th birthday today, will be in the Toronto bullpen as the Blue Jays visit the Rays in Tampa Bay for Game 1 of their best-of-three American League wild-card series at 4 p.m. on TBS.
Hatch reached two major milestones against the Rays this season: MLB debut and first career win. He allowed no hits, struck out three and walked two in 2 1⁄3 innings in his debut July 27 in Toronto. He also recorded his first career MLB win against Tampa Bay with two strikeouts and one hit allowed in a scoreless ninth Aug. 22 at Tropicana Field.
Infielder Jordy Mercer and pitcher Tyler Lyons were not included on the Yankees’ postseason roster for New York’s series against Cleveland.