Seattle Mariners starter Bryan Woo has a 2024 first as he shuts down the Yankees

Bryan Woo dazzled once again on Tuesday, this time in New York against the Yankees as he did something no other pitcher had done all season
Seattle Mariners v New York Yankees
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Bryan Woo looked outstanding as he baffled one of the league's most potent lineups in the Bronx. Woo was in total command, as he struck out seven Yankees and walked none. He struck out Yankees' sluggers Juan Soto (twice) and Aaron Judge on what was a spectacular night for Woo. In six innings of work Woo gave up just two hits, a double to Yankees' outfielder Alex Verdugo and a single to catcher Austin Wells.

Woo has been on point this season, giving up just six hits and one earned run through 15.2 IP in his first three starts this year. Tuesday's start against the Yankees was another fine outing for Woo, as he dominated one of the league's best offenses. The Yankees came into tonight second in the league in home runs and tied for fifth in runs scored. Woo's start was unreal and another example of why the Mariners are so happy to get him back.

Bryan Woo dominated the Yankees in a stellar outing

Bryan Woo was on a pitch count limit tonight according to Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times. Manager Scott Servais was willing to let Woo go as many as 85 pitches. When Woo came off the mound for last time at the end of the sixth inning, he was at 77 pitches. He left after retiring the bottom of the Yankees lineup. Servais probably did not want Woo to face the top of the Yankees lineup again, and considering Woo was already close to his pitch limit, starting a reliever in the seventh made sense.

The Mariners have been cautious with Bryan Woo, as he just came off the injured list, and a rehab assignment. Woo was on the injured list for the first month of the season with elbow inflammation. Soon, Woo will hopefully not have to be on a pitch limit when he goes out to make a start, as the Mariners continue to stretch him out further in games.

Bryan Woo actually did something that no other pitcher had done all season. The Yankees offense is potent, but Woo became the first pitcher to go six or more innings while allowing no runs and two or fewer hits vs the Yanks.

The Yankees immediately put traffic on the base paths against the Mariners bullpen. Trent Thornton almost had the Mariners out of a jam in the seventh, but left one up for Gleyber Torres, who deposited the pitch into the left field seats for a three-run home run to cut the Mariners' lead to 4-3. The Mariners were able to get two runs back on solo home runs from Luke Raley in the eighth and Dylan Moore in the ninth (Moore's second HR of the game).

Seattle's bullpen was able to hold on, as Stanek held in the eighth, after giving up a single to Anthony Volpe, which put the tying run at the plate for Juan Soto and Aaron Judge. Stanek was able to get Soto to ground out to Dylan Moore at second and Aaron Judge to fly out to Julio Rodriguez in center. Munoz came in for the ninth and picked up his 10th save on the year, as the Mariners won 6-3. The Mariners became the first team to beat the Yankees two games in a row at Yankee Stadium in 2024.

Bryan Woo lowered his ERA to 0.57 and WHIP to 0.51 through his first three starts and earned his second win of the season improving his record to (2-0). He adds another impressive arm to the Mariners already outstanding rotation. Woo is expected to make his next start against the Nationals in DC on Sunday.