After losing 2-3 to Chicago on Saturday, Aaron Boone‘s men bounced back with a commanding 5-1 victory to win the four-game series. And they may want to thank Nestor Cortes for that.
The pitcher had a fantastic night, allowing just three hits and one earned run throughout eight innings. Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson, however, was also in awe of his performance on the mound, comparing Cortes to Mark Buehrle.
Josh Donaldson sees things of an All-Star in Nestor Cortes
“I felt like I can barely even get from the dugout to the field in time, he’s ready to go,” Donaldson said, via ClutchPoints. “It almost reminded me of a former teammate of mine, Mark Buehrle. Just getting it going, changing speeds, get ground balls, action early. He forced them to start swinging the bat, and we were making plays behind him, which is nice.”
The Yankees get back to work on Monday night to kick off a four-game series against the Baltimore Orioles. On Friday, they will once again take on the Chicago White Sox.