Thursday, July 12, 2018

Mmmm, lasagna

No, this is not a post about Garfield the Cat.
I do love lasagna though. In fact, one of my favorite New York City restaurants is actually called "Lasagna." Guess what they serve?

They have a ton of different types of lasagna, such as ground sirloin lasagna, short rib lasagna, lobster lasagna, spinach lasagna, and so on.

The Yankees recently promoted a pitcher named Jonathan Loaisiga. He's become affectionately known as Johnny Lasagna due to his last name. He has a decorated injury history with the Giants organization, but the Yankees took a flyer on him and he rewarded them by shooting through the system.

On June 15, he made his ML debut despite never throwing a pitch above AA. He promptly beat the Rays, throwing 5 shutout innings and earning a Topps NOW card, which I scooped up:
He started three other games before being sent down, and unfortunately experienced shoulder discomfort. He received a cortisone shot, and will trying pitching again in a few weeks. Perhaps the Yankees will still get something out of him down the stretch, but even if not, he pitched in four effective games for the Yankees, throwing 18 innings with a 3.00 ERA and 21 Ks.

I'll be curious to see if he makes it into Topps Update. I assume he will since this card featured the RC logo versus the RC logo-less call up cards, but we shall see!


  1. A Yankee rookie? I think his chances of making it into Update are better than average.

  2. To put things into perspective, though, I beat the Rays in June too.

  3. Ground sirloin lasagna sounds amazing!