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Yankees GM Brian Cashman prefers youngsters to Gio Gonzalez in rotation

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman would rather not use the recently signed Gio Gonzalez in the starting rotation, preferring to go with a combination of Luis Cessa, Jonathan Loaisiga and Domingo German while Luis Severino and CC Sabathia are out.
Call to the Pen Mar 20, 2019

New York Yankees: Luis Cessa has one last chance to impress

The New York Yankees have given Luis Cessa plenty of opportunities to showcase his talent on the bump but each time, he’s floundered. He has to make the most when given his next shot at a starting role. There are some players in the MLB that frequently disappoint fans no matter how many opportunities they […] New York Yankees: Luis Cessa has one last chance to impress - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SNY TV Mar 19, 2019

Yankees takeaways from Tuesday's 6-2 win over Rays

Luis Cessa was stellar once again while Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Gary Sanchez lead the Yankees to another Spring Training win in a 6-2 victory over the Rays.
Pinstripe Alley Mar 19, 2019
Yankees 6, Rays 2: Gary Sanchez knocks two doubles, is on his way to being scary again

Yankees 6, Rays 2: Gary Sanchez knocks two doubles, is on his way to being scary again

That’s six wins in a row. For the 18th time: Spring training games are meaningless. It is worth pointing out that the Yankees have won six in a row, though. It’d be nice to see the squad start the year firing on all cylinders. Here are three takeaways from today’s 6-1 victory: The Yankees experimented with using an opener, and the Rays scored during the first inning, so it didn’t exactly go as hoped. Chad Green gave up back-to-back singles to put Tampa Bay up 1-0 to start the game. Luckily, it didn’t matter because... Luis Cessa continued his dominant stretch today. The...
Pinstripe Alley Mar 19, 2019
Yankees vs. Rays: Chad Green vs. Tyler Glasnow

Yankees vs. Rays: Chad Green vs. Tyler Glasnow

The Yankees are trying out using an opener today. It’s a day game after a night game as the Yankees take on the Rays at home today. Luis Cessa was originally slated to start this game, but the Bombers have decided to play around with using an opener instead. Chad Green will take the mound first, then he will give way to Cessa. It could be the latter’s last chance to impress before the Yankees determine who will take CC Sabathia and Luis Severino’s spots in the rotation. This could be the Opening Day lineup, if you think Clint Frazier will make the team: Today's lineup as we take...
River Ave. Blues Mar 19, 2019

Spring Training Game Thread: Trying out the Opener

Only seven exhibition games and nine days until Opening Day. At this time next week, the Yankees will be done with their exhibition schedule and will be enjoying the first of two off-days leading into the regular season opener. We’re getting there. Real baseball is close. Luis Cessa was originally scheduled to start this afternoon’s […] The post Spring Training Game Thread: Trying out the Opener appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
SNY TV Mar 19, 2019

Yankees set to experiment with 'opener' Tuesday vs. Rays

Reliever Chad Green will start, while Luis Cessa, who is normally a starter, will be available out of the bullpen.
SNY TV Mar 14, 2019

Luis Cessa continues Yankees rotation bid with another dominant start

Luis Cessa is making it very hard for manager Aaron Boone to solidify his rotation after yet another stellar outing on Thursday.
NorthJersey.com Mar 14, 2019
Luis Cessa keeps making his case to earn a Yankees rotation spot

Luis Cessa keeps making his case to earn a Yankees rotation spot

Luis Cessa had three strikeouts Thursday, giving him 13 for the spring in 13 exhibition innings as he tries to make the Yankees rotation.        
Pinstripe Alley Mar 14, 2019
Luis Cessa shines again as Yankees draw with Jays

Luis Cessa shines again as Yankees draw with Jays

A dreary Thursday matinee featured another strong performance from Luis Cessa. Opening Day is just two weeks away! To mark the milestone, the Yankees played through a sleepy Thursday afternoon matinee against the Blue Jays. Luis Cessa looked sharp, and a Miguel Andujar RBI single provided the Yankees’ only run of the day as the game ended in a 1-1 tie. Check here for the full box score. On to our three takeaways from today’s game: Cessa had another impressive outing. Cessa’s first two frames actually stood out as among the quickest innings I’ve ever seen pitched, as he needed just...
Pinstripe Alley Mar 14, 2019
Yankees vs. Blue Jays: Luis Cessa vs. Matt Shoemaker

Yankees vs. Blue Jays: Luis Cessa vs. Matt Shoemaker

Luis Cessa tries to continue his strong spring as the Yankees take on the Blue Jays As the Yankees continue to trim their roster and make cuts, we continue to roll through the exhibition schedule. Today, we’ll get another look at Luis Cessa as the Yankees head on over to Dunedin to take on the Blue Jays. Cessa has been one of the sharpest players in camp, taking the ball three times this spring and allowing just one run across nine innings. He’s struck out ten, yielded five hits, and hasn’t walked a batter. As always, take spring stats with a grain of salt, but it’s certainly not a...
SNY TV Mar 14, 2019

Luis Cessa starts as Yankees face Blue Jays

Luis Cessa and the Yankees face the Toronto Blue Jays in a Grapefruit League game on Thursday at 1 p.m. on the road.
Pinstripe Alley Mar 12, 2019
Luis Cessa may have turned a corner for the Yankees

Luis Cessa may have turned a corner for the Yankees

Cessa made adjustments last year that carried over into the spring. Losing Luis Severino proved a gut punch for the Yankees. Though guys like Luis Cessa, Domingo German or Jonathan Loaisiga can fill Severino’s spot in the rotation, they can’t fully replace him. His absence leaves the Yankees short on star power and depth in their rotation. But one of those replacement-level arms, Cessa, has been outstanding this spring. Cessa is out of minor league options, which means he likely would have began the year with the Yankees regardless, but he has truly earned his roster spot with a...
Pinstripe Alley Mar 11, 2019
Yankees Pros and Cons: Spring training week three

Yankees Pros and Cons: Spring training week three

Unfortunately we have to remind you of Luis Severino’s injury. Welcome to Yankees Pros and Cons, a weekly column at Pinstripe Alley! Each Monday we point out a series of players who either impressed or underperformed. This week saw the Yankees go on a roller coaster ride with injury news, roster decisions, and on-field action. It gave us plenty of material to work with, that’s for sure. Now, on to the list: Pro: Luis Cessa I like to start these posts with a little positivity. Cessa, the subject of much derision around these parts, appears a lock to make the team. He has the inside...
River Ave. Blues Mar 10, 2019

The Obligatory Gio Gonzalez Post

Last week, I wrote the first nice thing I think I’ve ever written about Luis Cessa, which was predicated on him being a reliever, not a starter. A day later, Luis Severino had to stop warming up for a game because of right shoulder inflammation. Later on in the week, the Yankees announced that both Severino and […] The post The Obligatory Gio Gonzalez Post appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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