The New York Yankees find themselves facing growing concerns about their starting rotation, with Clarke Schmidt’s struggles only adding to the mounting issues. Schmidt, a highly touted prospect, was expected to provide a boost to the rotation, but his difficulties have raised questions about the team’s pitching depth and ability to contend.
Schmidt entered the 2023 season with high expectations, as the Yankees were hopeful that he could emerge as a reliable option in their rotation. However, his performances have been underwhelming, leaving fans and analysts alike worried about the state of the team’s starting pitching. Moreover, his recent outing against the Rays has further added to the misery.
Clarke Schmidt’s Horrible 2023 Run Continues
New York Yankees lost three starters off the pitching rotation, namely, Carlos Rodon, Luis Severino, and Frankie Montas, ahead of the season. Hence, Clarke Schmidt and Domingo German were promoted to the rotation. While German has successfully established himself as a consistent performer, Schmidt has struggled heavily. His ERA after the last outing has jumped to 6. The pitcher gave away seven runs in the series finale against the Rays in 4.2 innings pitched. The team could not recover and eventually ended up losing the game and had to split the series.
Aaron Boone, the Yankees manager, assessed Clarke Schmidt’s performance and said the pitcher was all over the place with his line. However, for an underperforming pitcher like Schmidt, the Rays’ powerful lineup proved to be too tough. Moreover, Clarke himself was not much critical of his performance and said he made good pitches but failed to obtain the desired results. However, he is working every day to sharpen his accuracy and promises to make a solid comeback soon. Until then, the Yankees must look for answers and address Schmidt’s problem. He cannot go on like this for the rest of the season.
Yankees Pitcher Accidentally Tackles Rays’ Third Base Coach
Yankees pitcher Clarke Schmidt has a horror outing against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. He went off after giving away seven runs in 4.2 innings. Moreover, he also got himself involved in an unfortunate accident on the field. Taylor Walls of the Rays hit a pitch off Schmidt over to the center field. The pitcher thought of backing up the third base in case a throw came his way.
However, Schmidt completely lost sight of the field as he rammed into the Rays’ third base coach, Brady Williams. Both collided and fell to the ground. While the pitcher walked over to the coach to make his way back onto the mound, Williams took his time to get back on his feet. The collision certainly hurt the Rays coach as he looked in pain. Overall, all ended well, as both the people involved in the accident escaped unhurt.