3 Reasons Not to Panic About Yankees After Subway Series Sweep

The New York Yankees have struggled over the past two weeks, but there's hope they will turn things around soon.
Gerrit Cole, Yankees vs Mets
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2. Quality Starts Are Ahead

The Yankees' pitching rotation was electric early in the 2024 season. Lately, though, there have been several blips. Following dominance in May and part of June, Luis Gil’s past few starts have been worrisome.

His ERA for May was .70. His ERA for June is 6.45. Gil has potential, and there’s optimism that he can settle down.

Gerrit Cole had one decent start and one awful one since returning from the IL. His velocity was down in the start against the Mets, but that’s not cause for panic. Physically, he is still in spring training mode. Don’t worry about Cole. He will get stronger with a few more starts.

Marcus Stroman was phenomenal in May and has struggled in June. Carlos Rodon has had a rough June. Nestor Cortes has had some good starts lately. Clarke Schmidt was having an excellent season until he went on the injured list.

What’s happened to the Yankees rotation is that, unfortunately, most of them are struggling at the same time. In turn, that places more weight on the thin bullpen. These starting pitchers are all capable of pulling out of tough times. Better days should be ahead in July.