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Lefty had a great defense but only played 5 frames with the Yankees G2 loss
NEW YORK – Nestor Cortez is not one of Myles Straw’s 94 There was plenty of time to react as the mph ground ball swooped back toward the mound, and the Yankees southpaw had just finished his throw.
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The threat of filling the base has been eliminated. The end of the game has been completed. And 5 feet 10, 47 – Pound Cortez in
‘s Cheers trotting towards the dugout ,535 Yankee Stadium fans ringing in his ears.
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in the fourth inning, a team that has maintained the Yankees’ one-shot advantage is reminiscent of another excellent defensive highlight from Cortez early in the season, coincidentally against the Guards. In April 10 in the Bronx, Cortez rushed to First base paced as pacer Steven Kwan took the pass from Rizzo, shoved his head into the bag, and grabbed the bag with his glove seconds before the runner. 535
After that game, Cortez provided one of the most memorable stretches of the Yankees season In the recording, he declared: “They don’t know I’m an athlete. Under this body, there is a / Sporty guy.”
But when After Cortez was out in five innings, the Yankees needed six more pitchers to record the game’s finals 27 Out: Lou Trivino, Jonathan Loáisiga, Wandy Peralta, Clay Holmes, Jameson Taillon (who lost in his first MLB career relief appearance) and Clark Schmidt . Given that this is the first of a possible four straight games to decide this ALDS, it’s not the length they need Cortes for. 535
“I think I have more in me,” he said. “I mean, I kept us in the game, but I think I should have done better. Giménez publicity, I hope I can get it back, we won’t talk about that right now.” 535
Cortez posted a similar route to Cleveland starter Sean Bieber, including three walks. But in the playoffs, with less and less room for error, he came out on short stick.
Cortez may have been able to use a big moment to counter the Guard’s touch-intensive style, but it burned the Yankees where it mattered most.