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Pinstripe Alley Jul 2, 2022
Yankees 6, Guardians 1: Big seventh keeps the good times going

Yankees 6, Guardians 1: Big seventh keeps the good times going

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Four Yankees scored in the seventh to lead New York to a doubleheader sweep and another series victory. A lot is made of sweeping a doubleheader, which is funny because it happens about 50 percent of the time, but you will certainly take it. The Yankees only managed half the runs of game one, but the pitching stepped up to take the back half of the double dip, and the club won yet another series, beating the Guardians 6-1. I was a little worried that Nestor Cortes would be the main character of today’s game, in a bad way. He gave up a home...
Pinstripe Alley Jul 2, 2022
NYY @ CLE: Nestor Cortes vs. Aaron Civale

NYY @ CLE: Nestor Cortes vs. Aaron Civale

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Let’s play two (of two)! The Yankees already took care of business in game one, with the bats breaking out in a 13-4 win, and can sweep the doubleheader today while securing another series win along the way. They’ll have Nasty Nestor on the mound to accomplish this goal. Nestor Cortes is no longer the odds-on favorite to start the All Star Game for the AL, but he’s pitched well enough to deserve a nod on the roster, and can continue to make that case tonight with a strong outing. He enters play with a 2.51 ERA and 3.38 FIP, although the...
NorthJersey.com Jul 2, 2022
New York Yankees, Cleveland Guardians announce Saturday's Game 2 lineups

New York Yankees, Cleveland Guardians announce Saturday's Game 2 lineups

Nestor Cortes (6-3, 2.51) will start for New York, while Aaron Civale (2-4, 7.20) will go for Cleveland in Game 2.       
Pinstripe Alley Jun 29, 2022
NYY News: Clay or Chapman for closer?

NYY News: Clay or Chapman for closer?

Photo by Dustin Satloff/ Clay Holmes comments on closer role; Nestor Cortes addresses command issues; Manny Bañuelos DFA’d, JP Sears returns to Scranton; Albert Abreu finds confidence being back with Yankees. NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: Clay Holmes has been one of, if not the best relief pitcher in baseball this season. He’s assumed the closer role ever since Aroldis Chapman has missed more than a month due to injury. However, the hard-throwing lefty is scheduled to return to the team soon. Will Holmes remain the pitcher in the ninth, or will Chapman be back in his...
Yankees plot how to lighten load as Nestor Cortes approaches career highs in starts, innings

Yankees plot how to lighten load as Nestor Cortes approaches career highs in starts, innings

The most innings Nestor Cortes Jr. has ever thrown in a big league season is 93.
Pinstripe Alley Jun 26, 2022
NYY vs. HOU: Nestor Cortes vs. José Urquidy

NYY vs. HOU: Nestor Cortes vs. José Urquidy

Photo by Mike Stobe/ All right, perhaps get a hit today. The good news is that there’s a very good chance the Yankees will record more offense today than they did yesterday. Saturday saw the worst performance of the season so far, as three Astros pitchers combined to no-hit the Yankees for the first time in 19 years. Now today, the Yankees will not only need to bounce back from that, but they also need a win to avoid their first series loss since May. To try and get the win, the Yankees will send Nestor Cortes to the mound. Cortes has been going through a bit of a...
NorthJersey.com Jun 26, 2022
New York Yankees, Houston Astros announce Sunday afternoon starting lineups

New York Yankees, Houston Astros announce Sunday afternoon starting lineups

Jose Urquidy will start for Houston, while Nestor Cortes will got for New York.       
Pinstripe Alley Jun 25, 2022
Nestor Cortes should be one of the Yankees at the All-Star Game

Nestor Cortes should be one of the Yankees at the All-Star Game

Photo by Mike Stobe/ The southpaw hasn’t been quite as dominant in his last three starts as he was in his first ten, but his overall body of work is still fantastic. Nestor Cortes was a monster to begin the season. He was the first Yankees pitcher to open the year with a sub-1.50 ERA and at least 65 strikeouts in his first ten starts. That excellent performance was enough for our own Joe LoGrippo to write that he was making a strong case to start the All-Star Game in July; and you know what? He was right. At the time, Nasty Nestor was perhaps the most deserving...
Nestor Cortes and Yankees lose to Rays, who get three home runs from Isaac Paredes

Nestor Cortes and Yankees lose to Rays, who get three home runs from Isaac Paredes

Yankees lefty Nestor Cortes wasn’t so nasty Tuesday night. The Bronx Bombers were out-bombed by Rays’ 23-year old infielder Isaac Paredes, who hammered three home runs to lead the Rays to a 5-4 win over the Yankees at Tropicana Field.
Pinstripe Alley Jun 21, 2022
NYY @ TB: Nestor Cortes vs. Jalen Beeks

NYY @ TB: Nestor Cortes vs. Jalen Beeks

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Aaron Judge gets a rare night off as the Yankees take on the Rays for the second game of the series. The New York Yankees were supposed to look human with this current run in their schedule. Even for the more optimistic fans, the .746 winning percentage was expected to take a small hit going up against the upper echelon of the American League. However, it is the other way around. Contenders all around the AL are taking a hit as they face the 50-17 New York Yankees, winners of 10 of their last 11 against the likes of Minnesota, Tampa Bay, and...
Pinstripe Alley Jun 20, 2022
NYY News: IKF dealing with a sore hamstring

NYY News: IKF dealing with a sore hamstring

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports Isiah Kiner-Falefa unconcerned about hamstring injury; Which Yankees pitchers should be All-Star bound?; Yankees getting a look at injured pitchers in Tampa; The remarkable story of Nestor Cortes Sr. Kristie Ackert | NY Daily News: Isiah Kiner-Falefa was noticeably absent from Sunday's lineup, which became especially odd when he was not called upon to pinch run in the ninth inning. After the game, it was revealed that IKF is dealing with a sore hamstring and was unavailable yesterday. It’s unclear whether Kiner-Falefa will be forced to...
Pinstripe Alley Jun 18, 2022
Luis Severino has exceeded expectations in 2022

Luis Severino has exceeded expectations in 2022

Photo by Adam Hunger/ The old Luis Severino that we know and love is back, and it’s awesome to see. The Yankees’ starting rotation is currently mowing through the American League East. Gerrit Cole is doing Gerrit Cole things, Nestor Cortes is the league’s top breakout story, at least as far as AL starters are concerned, Jameson Taillon is outperforming his spot in the rotation, and Jordan Montgomery quietly has one of the top 10 ERAs in the AL. Before the 2022 campaign began, there was genuine concern that was not totally unfounded about the capability of this...
The Yankees must protect Nestor Cortes at all costs

The Yankees must protect Nestor Cortes at all costs

Cortes has thrown a max of 130 innings “with spring training and postseason,” in his career.
Pinstripe Alley Jun 16, 2022
NYY News: (All) Star of the show

NYY News: (All) Star of the show

Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY Sports Nestor’s Hollywood story deserves a Hollywood start; Waldichuk’s rise; assessing the AL East; best wishes to Coney Yankees Magazine | Nathan Maciborski: You couldn’t write a better script than the season that Nestor Cortes is having. The lefty has taken over top billing in the game’s best rotation, and as baseball heads full into All-Star season, has a real case to start the All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium in July, a far cry from where he was just 12 months ago. FanGraphs | Eric Longenhagen: It’s been a good season for Ken...
Nestor Cortes outduels Shane McClanahan as Yankees beat Rays, 4-3

Nestor Cortes outduels Shane McClanahan as Yankees beat Rays, 4-3

Nestor Cortes and the Bombers bullpen held off the Rays bats to beat their young lefty Shane McClanahan in the Yankees 4-3 win over Tampa Bay at the Stadium.

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