Three years after they were selected in the same draft, Shane Bieber, Aaron Civale and Zach Plesac are suddenly starring on the major league stage for a contending club.
The veteran pitcher was given a proper send-off on a day when Luis Severino threw five scoreless innings and the Yankees completed their final homestand.
His three-run home run capped a four-run first inning for the Mets, who began the day four and a half games out of a wild-card berth.
“This is what I should be doing,” the San Francisco Giants manager said to himself when he ran his first club 30 years ago, a rookie-league team in Spokane, Wash.
German, who was placed on administrative leave on Thursday under the M.L.B. domestic violence policy, could return, but the Yankees are making plans to play without him.