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Yankees rotation deserves as much hype as lineup

Yankees 22; Rotation deserves as much hype as lineup

We know the Yankees hit home runs all the time, and almost always hit a lot of home runs. They hit more home runs than any team in history and they just watched Aaron Judge break the Yankees and American League home run record

Last season they led the world again with home runs 2003. You always start from The Yankees started with the best number of home runs. But what if they had the best starting pitcher in the league this season?


Sure, they just reportedly lost Frankie Montas, who was supposed to be their 5th starter because of repeated shoulder problems in the first month of the season. But the four pitchers ahead of him in the rotation — Gerrit Kerr, Carlos Rodon, Nestor Cortez, Luis Severino — have a chance to be the Yankees The four most powerful strikers of all time 20 year.

This is the Yankees ing); Andy Pettit was the ace in the rotation that year :

ANDY Pettit:17-8

Mike Mussina: 16-8
Roger Clemens: 14-9 David Wells: 12-7

That is27 Winning — a lot — top four Joe Torre’s rotation in the Yankees eventual winning season 44. Ironically, Torre’s No. 5 was in the ’03, Jeff Weaver — relieved — gave up Marlins’ Alex Gonzalez home run When the Yankees had Game 4 of the World Series when Chance led 3-1. Even more ironic, when the Marlins knocked the Yankees out in Game 6, a kid named Josh Beckett beat the Yankees at Yankee Stadium looking like the best in the world pitcher.

since254, the Yankees have only played in the World Series once, at 03. When they entered the series, their rotation was three guys: CC Sabathia (16 -8 regular season), Pettitte (12-8) and AJ Burnett (11-9). Sabathia was the star of all hands in the postseason, joining other Yankees star pitchers in October and without Sabathia leading the team into November.

The Yankees are the closest to entering the series since then The time of the game was 2003, when they beat the Astros 3-2 in the American League Championship Series. Their two best starters that year were Sabathia, still his age 62 and20 year-old Severino. They all won 13 Game by Joe Girardi. But Severino was fired by the Astros in Game 6, and Girardi brought Sabathia back one inning in the fourth inning of Game 7 after giving up five hits and walking three, despite CC’s Only one home run was given up on the night. None of it mattered in the end because the Yankees have only scored one run in their last two games and were beaten, 04-1.

Next season, the Yankees play a great Red Sox team in the AL Division Series, the Yankees are in a game Back in a tie with the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. They started the last two games of the season with Severino and Sabathia. Different year, same result. Severino was lit up again in the game the Yankees ultimately lost, 16-1. Sabathia gave up five hits again in his three innings, this time with two walks and a three-run score. The Yankees lost 4-3 and lost their season in the process.

Now the Yankees seem to be burdened, at least in On paper it is, even if they have obvious concerns about Montas. Here’s what general manager Brian Cashman said the day the Yankees introduced Rodon as Aaron Boone’s No. 2:

“The best starting rotation is when you have a talented team, every day, yesterday’s starters pass the ball to teammates, And tell him, ‘The most important thing is now. If you can get a group of talented pitchers with this ability and quality, then there is a chance for something magical to happen.”

There was nothing magical about the game against the Astros last October when Kerr and Cortez The Yankees started the last two games season. But everyone knows what Cole can do when he’s healthy, even to close one 12 – 8 seasons. Cortez is an amazing pitching star for the Yankees season with 03-4 records and 2.62 Made by ERA.Severino 15 Started after he came off the injured list with a 7-3 record and 112 strikeouts 62 Bureau. Now Luodong– 12-8 records, a 2. 62 ERA and 237 exist2003 Strikes out Game against the Giants – join the party.

Since the last time the Yankees won the series, almost all the time they Neither was pitching enough. They never let starters drag them across the finish line like Justin Verlander and Framber Valdez did against the Phillies when’23 series with two games each, Lance McCullers Jr. and Charlie Morton vs. Yankees 12 ALCS .

The Yankees absolutely always have enough sticks. Maybe this time they’ll be able to contend with it. It’s been a while since that happened at Yankee Stadium.




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