Gerrit Cole, Clarke Schmidt, Carlos Rodon

When Gerrit Cole went down with grave nerve inflammation injury on his pitching shoulder, the New York Yankees were unsure of how the first half of the 2024 season would look like. Cole, reigning AL CY Young pitcher, was shut for 6-8 weeks without a fixed return timeline.

Moreover, after external options ran out, Yankees trusted promising farm system product, Luis Gil to fill up fifth starting rotation spot. Interestingly, despite low expectations and nervousness, Yanks rotation has exceeded all expectations to pick up some slack as Cole races towards an early return. Lets looks at the starters numbers after one month into the season.


Yankees Rotation Currently Has The Fourth-Lowest ERA In The Majors!

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With Gerrit Cole sidelined due to injury, the Yankees’ rotation faced the challenge of maintaining consistency and effectiveness on the mound. The gap and void were too hard to fill. But somehow, the combination of Carlos Rodon, Nestor Cortes, Marcus Stroman, Clarke Schmidt, and Luis Gil has managed to stay put. Notably, entering Friday, the Yanks starting rotation ERA ranked fourth lowest in the whole league with just 3.06 ERA in the sixth-most innings (141.3) thrown. This comes at a time when the team’s hitters have largely disappointed. From captain Aaron Judge to Giancarlo Stanton to Anthony Rizzo, the veterans are once again dooming the team’s season campaign with abysmal performances. However, while Yanks pitchers have been clinical so far, the toughest challenge awaits them.

The Yankees will be up on the road for a crucial 7-game stretch against the Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles. These two formidable opponents will not only challenge the pitchers but also the hitters who have been out of touch for the whole month of the season so far. Nevertheless, Yankee manager Aaron Boone is happy and satisfied with the team’s results. He feels that starters are fighting hard to provide an opportunity to win for the team. While Gerrit Cole’s void has been largely felt, the rotation’s efforts cannot be undermined, stated Boone. “They’ve done a good job of consistently giving us a chance to win every single night,” Boone said in a post-game interview. Overall, with a challenging week on the cards, the Bronx Bombers must stay put and produce their A-game to topple the opposition.

Yanks Bags Unwanted Record After Extra Inning Loss To Brewers!

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The New York Yankees dropped the ball in the 11th inning of the series opener against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. After scores were tied 6-6, Joey Ortiz delivered the walk-off run with a ground ball that he rallied past third baseman Jahmai Jones to fetch an enthralling win for his side. The loss led to an unwanted record for the Yanks.

As per Katie Sharp, following the loss against the Brewers, the Yankees are 3-15 in road extra-inning games since 2022. That is the worst record among all teams over the last 3 seasons. Needless to say, the Bronx Bombers never expected to fall off the bandwagon after a best-season start. However, the series is still open for the Yanks to bounce back.

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