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Saturday May 25th 2024


New York Yankees’ Starting Pitching Evening Out

Yankees got off to a good start this year despite the fact that a number of their key hitters—Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, and Derek Jeter to name a few—were not hitting well.

This was primarily because of Yankee pitching and starting pitching in particular. CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, Andy Pettitte, and Phil Hughes all got off to phenomenal starts.

Much like Teixeira’s slump didn’t last, though, these pitchers' great runs were not going to continue forever, and we’ve seen that the past few days with Hughes, Burnett, and then Pettitte last night. Sabathia still pitched well, but he is the one guy with a track record of sustained dominance.

Don’t get me wrong: Burnett and Pettitte are both good pitchers, ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - New York Yankees

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