5:02 AM EDT, Mon May 20, 2019

Meadows HR in 11th, Rays top Yanks 2-1, back into 1st place

Austin Meadows homered off Luis Cessa in the 11th inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied to beat the Yankees 2-1 Saturday and regain the AL East lead after dropping behind New York for a day.
Pinstripe Alley May 16, 2019
How the Yankees might handle Domingo German’s innings limit

How the Yankees might handle Domingo German’s innings limit

Domingo German has emerged as a top Cy Young Award contender in the American League, but the Yankees plan to cap his innings this year. Heading into spring training, Domingo German was expected to compete with Jonathan Loaisiga, Luis Cessa, and Chance Adams for positioning on the Yankees’ starting pitching depth chart. To some, this depth was unacceptably thin, and General Manager Brian Cashman ultimately added former standout Gio Gonzalez to the group on a minor-league deal. When ace Luis Severino suffered a shoulder injury, German outperformed the other candidates in camp to earn his...
Pinstripe Alley May 16, 2019
Luis Cessa can take advantage of a starting opportunity with the Yankees

Luis Cessa can take advantage of a starting opportunity with the Yankees

We have seen players take advantage of their opportunities this season. Luis Cessa could be the next. On Tuesday, the Yankees transferred Jonathan Loaisiga to the 60-day injured list to make room for the acquisition of Kendrys Morales. Earlier in the week, the Yankees also added infielder Breyvic Valera (read more about him here). With another injury to the rotation and the addition of only infielders, we are left to figure out who will be the fifth Yankees starter until James Paxton returns from the injured list. Since we know Brian Cashman can pull off a quick trade to fill-in a necessary...
Pinstripe Alley May 13, 2019
New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles: Luis Cessa vs. David Hess

New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles: Luis Cessa vs. David Hess

Aaron Hicks set to make season debut with share of first place on the line. After winning their weekend series against the Rays, the Yankees return home with a chance to tie those Rays — who are off today — for first place in the AL East. Standing in their way will be the 14-26 Orioles, a club the Bombers swept during their previous meeting in early April. New York began the season with a 6-9 record, but the team has rebounded in a big way by taking 18 of their past 25, despite a plethora of injuries to key contributors. One of those contributors, Aaron Hicks, will make his long-awaited...
Pinstripe Alley May 13, 2019
Yankees place Jonathan Loaisiga on injured list, call up Chance Adams

Yankees place Jonathan Loaisiga on injured list, call up Chance Adams

The injury parade continues as Adams will take the young right-hander’s place I think we can say, officially, that the Yankees are cursed. In yet another example of “one man on, one man off”, the same day that the team reinstated Aaron Hicks from the injured list, they transferred Jonathan Loaisiga to the 10-day IL with a right shoulder strain. The first clue came when The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler posted tonight’s lineup and noted that Chance Adams was in while Loaisiga was out, and Luis Cessa was named the starter. It became clear that something was probably wrong with Jonny...
SNY TV May 13, 2019

Luis Cessa to start for Yankees Monday night instead of Jonathan Loaisiga

The Yankees have made a change to their Monday plans as they announced Luis Cessa will start instead of Jonathan Loaisiga.
Pinstripe Alley May 2, 2019
The Yankees are getting a different Luis Cessa this year

The Yankees are getting a different Luis Cessa this year

Cessa appears to have bought into an anti-fastball philosophy, and it’s working. This was always going to be a make-or-break year for Luis Cessa. After exhausting his final minor league option during the 2018 season, he could no longer be the Yankees’ up-and-down spot starter/long reliever. Cessa had to make the big league team out of spring training or risk being exposed to waivers. During the offseason, many, including myself, thought the easiest way for Cessa to stick in the big leagues was to try finding a home in the Yankee bullpen, and it happens he’s done just that. With an...
Call to the Pen Apr 30, 2019

Yankees: Chad Green Showing Signs of Life as an Opener

Close to a week after being optioned to the Yankees AAA affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Chad Green is showing signs of life. This time as an Opener. When the New York Yankees optioned Chad Green to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on April 24th, it was the first time the reliever had been sent down to the minor […] Yankees: Chad Green Showing Signs of Life as an Opener - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley Apr 27, 2019
Yankees Highlights: Gary Sanchez hits grand slam, Luis Cessa makes things stressful

Yankees Highlights: Gary Sanchez hits grand slam, Luis Cessa makes things stressful

This team won’t stop. This version of the Yankees continues to surprise. The replacement-level lineup hammered out six runs, and the pitching held on just long enough to secure the win. That’s two in a row and 10 of their last 12. Winner of the Game Earlier today at the Pinstripe Alley offices, we wondered if Gary Sanchez could have used a few more rehab games. I said he’ll shake off the rust, and goodness, did he do that. With the bases loaded in the top of the fifth inning, Sanchez crushed a grand slam to bust the game open. With an exit velocity of 110.8 mph, the ball traveled...

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