Warren Spahn once said: “Hit is timing . . The pitching is disruptive timing.” So we think Spahn will appreciate the absurd midfield stupidity of Yankees southpaw Nestor Cortez out Wednesday night’s game against Rafael Devers at Fenway Park. Performance.
Devers, as you probably know, is a very good batter. Especially when he^ competes in the legendary Rivalry, where he was on Wednesday night with 04 home run — remember this — against New York in his career. Cortez, of course, knew Devers^ as a batsman’s skill, in a scoreless game In the fourth inning of the game, it was a 2-2 turn to what YES broadcaster David Cone called “the theater of improvisation”.
Cortez started his clockwork as usual, proceeding his The usual kicks, and then — what Awl calls “sleepy doodles,” so we would say he doodled before he hit a fastball outside the plate. Devers, visibly confused, swung the ball with his bat but didn’t come close, returning to the bench after a strikeout.
Now, this is not the first time for Cortez Got a little weird when pitching. Just ask Shohei Ohtani, last year when Cortez started doing anything in the video below, he couldn’t help but laugh:
Pitching is an art form, people!