All the Yankees wanted from RHP Luis Cessa was to make it to the middle innings in his first start of the season. But he only had three innings in the tank before manager Aaron Boone pulled the plug on his night.
Cessa's first inning began with back-to-back singles from Cesar Hernandez and Rhys Hoskins, and after getting an out, a walk to Carlos Santana would force the bases loaded. But Cessa managed to only leave the inning with a high pitch count as he struck out two straight Phillies to keep it scoreles through one inning.
The second inning, though, was a different story for Cessa. Jorge Alfaro reached on a single and Hernandez worked a walk to put a runner in scoring position again with two outs. Cessa had a pitcher's count with a ball and two strikes on Hoskins, but a hanging slider met the sweet spot of his barrel and a three-run homer followed suit.