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Mets’ Luis Severino tosses gem after rotation shuffle

CHICAGO — Luis Severino may have been disappointed to be removed from the starting lineup for the Subway Series, but it didn’t affect his performance Sunday night. The Mets ace bounced back from a tough outing in Texas last week, pitching six scoreless innings and striking out a season-high 10 in a 5-2 victory over […]

Mets’ Jose Quintana comes up with gem when he needed it most

A growing number of Mets fans are hoping for a change in the starting rotation, and they’ll have to wait. Jose Quintana isn’t going anywhere after this fight. The veteran left-hander, who had failed to get an out in the fifth inning in either of his previous two starts, has picked the perfect time to […]

Carlos Rodon tosses gem as Yankees use small-ball to beat Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Yankees benched the 19-foot-4 slugger. In the visiting dugout, which was certainly wider than usual, were Aaron Judge (6-foot-7), who was given the first rest of the season, Giancarlo Stanton (6-foot-6), who sat on the bench with Juan Soto as the designated hitter, and Anthony Rizzo (6-foot-3), who was given […]

Yankees’ Nestor Cortes tosses gem after controversial illegal pitch

After Nestor Cortez was called for illegal pitching, the rest of his pitching could only be described as terrible. Cortez retired the last eight batters he faced to lead the Yankees to victory Friday night, as Aaron stormed out of the dugout to take up defense midway through a seventh-inning gem. He was unfazed by […]

Clarke Schmidt gem leads Yankees to sweep over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — Clark Schmidt finally reached the promised land Thursday for the first time in his career, also known as a seven-inning completion. Then he stepped into the unknown of the bottom of the eighth inning, breezed through the game, and thwarted that milestone along the way. Schmidt pitched a career-high eight innings, at which […]

Rangers’ Igor Shesterkin delivers ‘Igor-esque’ gem in Game 2 win

Vincent Trocheck’s description of Igor Shesterkin’s performance as “Igor-ish” felt fitting on Tuesday night. While 49 goaltenders have made more saves in playoff games than Shesterkin did Tuesday night, only two have stopped more than 75 shots. And one of them happens to be Igor Shesterkin. The Russian’s 54 saves Tuesday fell short of his […]

Juan Soto’s double, Nestor Cortes’ gem give Yankees sweep of Tigers

There was a rally late Friday night. On Saturday, the offense exploded from the beginning. And he had a strong performance against the Elite Aces on Sunday. The Yankees entered the weekend struggling after a humiliating series loss to the rival Orioles, but were on a roll, led by a previously dormant offensive line that […]

76ers’ Buddy Hield busts out for 17 points in first-half gem vs. Knicks

There was a Buddy Hield sighting in Philadelphia, and it couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Knicks. The former Oklahoma star, who was unable to contribute in the series, scored 17 points in the first half in Thursday night’s game in Philadelphia, giving the 76ers a 54-51 lead over the Knicks at […]

Yankees’ Nestor Cortes throws gem in start reminiscent of 2022

Before the last game against the Guardians, Nestor Cortes had a close encounter. The left-handed pitcher’s moment of rediscovering All-Star success starting in 2022 was a mix of good and bad. Eight shutout innings against the Marlins. Nestor Cortez pitched well against the Rays. Robert Szabo of the New York Post He continued to strike […]