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Yankees takeaways from Wednesday’s 9-6 loss to the Orioles, including Nestor Cortese’s late-start struggles

May 24, 2023; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes (65) walks off the field after the top of the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports / © Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

nestor cortes‘ Late start clashes continued on Wednesday Yankees took a four-run lead, and the Baltimore Orioles lost 9–6.

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1. Unable to pitch in the seventh inning with a 5–1 lead, Cortes (4–3, 5.30 ERA) walked the Orioles back into a game that should have been over. Afterwards Anthony Santanderleadoff walk and Austin HayesSingle to left field adam frasierA three-run homer down the right-field line abruptly cut the Yankees’ lead to 5–4. jimmy cordero replaces Cortes, but Baltimore crushes New York – in which the bleeding continues Albert Abreuwho relieved Cordero for five more runs.

Cordero and Abreu allowed a combined five runs on five hits, but the Avalanche started with Cortés, whose inability to pitch effectively in starters has been a recent trend. Through 10 starts, he has gone seven innings only once.

Earlier Last Thursday’s quality start in a 4-2 win at the Toronto Blue JaysCortes’ previous four outings had been rough, including an 8.53 ERA and 6.01 FIP over 19 IP. The Yankees needed more from Cortes, who scattered four runs (three earned) on five hits (two homers) and walked two for five while throwing 89 pitches (63 strikeouts) in 6 IP, but to completely unravel The stage is set. The game was all New York.

2. The Yankees loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh, and Anthony RizzoA single to center field put the Orioles up 9–6, but Dj Lemahieustrikeout swinging and harrison badergrounded out to stranded third base gleiber torres And aaron judge in scoring position.

3. Looked through the first six innings, before Cortes and the bullpen erupted in the seventh Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Torres emerged as early stars of the game.

The eighth-hitting left fielder and leadoff-batting second baseman started with the Yankees’ 5–1 lead, starting with Kinner-Falefa’s third-inning triple. Torres hit a two-run homer to left-center field in the first to put New York ahead 2–0, and Kenner-Falefa hit a game-breaking two-run blast to pad the Yankees in left field in the fifth. . ‘ 4-1 lead.

Two batters later, Torres sent a solo shot down the left field line for his second of the night and ninth of the season that handed New York a 5–1 cushion entering the sixth inning.

4. The Orioles (32-17) snapped the Yankees’ five-game winning streak as New York (30-21) moved back to three games behind Baltimore for second place in the AL East. The Tampa Bay Rays, who improved to 36-15 with a 7-3 win over the Blue Jays (26-24) on Wednesday, are now six games ahead of the Yankees.


what will happen next

The rubber match between the Yankees and Orioles for this week’s three-game series is set for Thursday.

of New York Clark Schmidt (2-4, 6.00 ERA) and Baltimore’s Kyle Gibson (5-3, 4.27 ERA), both right-handed, are the likely starting pitchers at Yankee Stadium at 7:05 p.m.



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