LADY AT THE BAT: Yanks Starting Rotation Not Very Good Right Now

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Yanks Starting Rotation Not Very Good Right Now

CC Sabathia pitches tonight for the Yankees. Big deal? Yes! Sabathia has been the Yankees' only consistently reliable starter this season, the only pitcher on the staff who, when he takes the mound at the beginning of a game, makes me feel as if the Yankees have a chance to win it.

Of course, things could change when Andy Pettitte comes back, but right now it seems as if none of the other four starters measures up to whoever he is pitching against. Take last night for example: Javier "dead arm" Vazquez vs Cliff Lee. On paper this match up did not favor the Yankees and it proved true, even though the Yankees won the game.  In the previous game we had Boston's John Lester vs Phil "inconsistent" Hughes.  In other games we have had AJ "head case" Burnett. A few have featured Dustin Moseley. Moseley has been pretty good, but does anybody really expect that to continue?

The Yankees starting rotation just isn't very good right now. The rotations of the Red Sox and Rays are good right now. The Rangers have Cliff Lee. If the playoffs began today, the Yankees could very well be staring at another first-round exit. They have a little less than two months to get their act together. Here's hoping they do.

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