The Yankees used six different pitchers during their 4-1 victory over the Rangers on Wednesday night, and improved to 11-2 on the season when using an opener.
After the game, manager Aaron Boone was asked if the team would consider using an opener in the playoffs based off the team's success with that strategy so far this season.
"That kind of scenario is certainly possible," Boone said.
Relief pitchers Chad Green and Luis Cessa started the night off strong, as the two combined for seven strikeouts and just four hits in 5.0 innings of work.
"Greeny giving us two strong innings, Cess was really sharp... it was a really good pitching performance by a lot of the staff tonight," Boone said.
The team has been without starting pitcher Luis Severino all season, while Dellin Betances has been sidelined since June 25. Yet, there's hope that both will be able to join the team for the playoffs.
Boone seems open to the idea of using an opener, but didn't guarantee anything when asked.
"We'll see how this month unfolds," Boone said. "How Sevy (Luis Severino) and Dellin (Betances) potentially getting back fit in the mix.