Two key pitchers from Yankees game vs. Cubs could get demoted

Thanks…now, see ya.

In the Yankees’ 5-4 marathon win Sunday night/Monday morning in Chicago, relievers Chasen Shreve and Jonathan Holder each pitched three scoreless innings.

But skipper Joe Girardi may need fresh arms for the team’s two-game set in Cincinnati. It could mean Holder and Shreve get sent down as their reward for tossing shutout ball.

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New York Yankees’ Aaron Hicks, right, celebrates with relief pitcher Chasen Shreve after the Yankees defeated the Chicago Cubs, 5-4, after the 18th inning of an interleague baseball game Monday, May 8, 2017 in Chicago.

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Girardi said he anticipated making a roster move in time for today’s game, although he did not specify who would be moving to and from the Major League level.

“I would think so, yeah,” Girardi said on a possible move, according to NJ.com. “So let me sleep on it and then we can talk about it (Monday).”

Both Shreve and Holder may be asked to return to the minors. Holder, who’s appeared in 13 games this year and boasts a 2.08 ERA — and a fantastic name for a relief pitcher — threw 33 pitches and struck out three.

Shreve, who’s appeared in five games this season, struck out five on 44 pitches in three innings. When it was all said and done, Shreve earned the win.

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Jonathan Holder #65 of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 2, 2017 at Yankee Stadium.

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“I look at the jobs that Holder and Shreve did (Sunday),” Girardi added, according to NJ.com. “It’s amazing, with the lineup that they have and their ability to score runs and hit the ball out of the ballpark.”

In Sunday night’s nationally televised game — that found many Cubs fans passed out in the stands long after midnight — Luis Severino impressed again with seven innings of one-run baseball. He also struck out nine batters.

New York Yankees relief pitcher Chasen Shreve during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

New York Yankees relief pitcher Chasen Shreve during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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Aroldis Chapman, the Yankees’ flame-throwing closer, earned a rare blown save — allowing three runs on three hits and two walks.

Tyler Clippard came on in relief of Chapman, and was followed by Adam Warren, Holder and Shreve.

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