Yanks lose, but rookie Greg Weissert of Bay Shore shines


That’s better.

New York Yankees rookie and Bay Shore native Greg Weissert looked much more comfortable from the pitching mound in his second appearance.

In two innings against Oakland on Sunday, the relief pitcher retired three batters and didn’t let up any runs. Here was some of the heat that he was tossing:

The Yankee did, however, go on to lose this game 4-1.

Weissert’s performance, though, was a complete 180 from his shaky MLB debut on Thursday, where he allowed three earned runs and hit two batters. After his debut game, Yanks general manager Aaron Boone stood up for his pitcher, who was having a great year in the minors.

“We think he can really help us,” he said. “Get that one out of the way and we’ll try to get him back out there in a different situation.”

Before being called up from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre team, the 27-year-old pitched 46 innings and totaled 18 saves, 67 strikeouts with a 1.76 ERA.

To learn more about Weissert and the day he was drafted back in 2016, click below.

Top: New York Yankees’ Greg Weissert pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)