⚾️🤕 Ouch! The Yankees’ Pitching Parade to the IL Continues: Nestor Cortes Could Be Next!
TL;DR; 🎯 The injury woes for the New York Yankees continue as Nestor Cortes, one of their top pitchers, could be hitting the 15-day injured list. After stellar performances in the past two seasons, Cortes’ stats this season have taken a hit and now a shoulder injury may sideline him. The team is already waiting for the return of Carlos Rodon and Frankie Montas, both injured earlier this year. Is this a trend or just bad luck? 🍀⚾
Strap in, Yankee fans, the carousel 🎠 of injuries continues! Nestor Cortes, #65 and one of the Yankees’ top guns, might be heading for a stint on the 15-day injured list. That’s right! His left shoulder’s acting up and may require him to miss a few games.
So, who is Nestor Cortes? Well, this Yankee star was a key player in the bullpen before ascending into the starting rotation.🔥 He even rocked the 2021 All-Star Game with a mind-blowing 2.44 ERA, 0.922 WHIP, and a 12-4 record in 28 starts (158.1 innings).🏅 Talk about a success story!💪
Fast forward to 2023, and the picture isn’t quite as rosy.🥀 With a 5.16 ERA, a 1.298 WHIP, 59 strikeouts, and 19 walks in 59.1 innings pitched through 11 starts, Cortes seems to be struggling this season. And now, his shoulder’s giving him trouble too. 🤦♂️🤔
His last appearance on the mound was on May 30 against the Seattle Mariners where he made a solid performance, with six strikeouts, three walks, and allowing two earned runs on five hits in 5.0 innings.💨 But, his shoulder’s not playing ball since then.
And as if the Cortes situation wasn’t enough to cause frowns, remember the Yankees are still waiting for the comeback of Carlos Rodon and Frankie Montas from their own injury woes.💔 Just when we thought the starting rotation was heading towards full strength, it seems the universe had other plans!🌌
It’s almost as if someone put a hex on the Yankees. We’re kidding (or are we?), but you gotta wonder…what’s with the slew of injuries? Is there something in the water at Yankee Stadium? 🧐💦
Aaron Boone, the Yankees’ manager, said Cortes will “probably” land on the IL. The severity of the injury remains a question mark until Cortes undergoes an MRI when the team returns to New York. 🗽🔬
So, Yankee fans, the question remains – with another star player potentially heading for the IL, what does this mean for the team’s future? Could this be a tough season for the Yankees or is it just a small bump on the road to glory? 🏆🛣️
And here’s a food for thought, folks – how does a team prevent these sort of injury streaks? Is it about better training regimes, more rest between games, or maybe just not upsetting the baseball gods? ⚾🧿 What’s your take on it?