Blue Jays and the full AL East Recap: Week 4
By Samuel Bruce
Yankees offence silent as rotation underwhelms
New York Yankees: 8-15
Last week I had noted that the Yankees offence looked human, calling it a bad week for them. That stretched into this week as they have scored just 8 runs in their first four games of the week. Both veteran and rookie players alike have struggled at the plate.
While this has left a lot of questions about if and how their offence will rebuild it has also forced their biggest issue into light. Their starting rotation.
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With a productive offence, the Yankees rotation looks like a weak staff. With an under-performing offence, their staff looks like the worst. Their rotation was shelled this week, netting only a victory by Nathan Eovaldi (who vied for a no hitter) on Monday.
To further exasperate the point, their dominant ‘pen faced much adversity this week letting up 11 earned runs, including three off of dominant stopper Dellin Betances. With a rotation that can’t make it to the sixth inning on a frequent basis, it’s only a matter of time before a dominant relief staff cracks under the pressure.
While all eyes are on offensive woes, the Yankees have to be concerned with an uninspiring rotation and a taxed bullpen.