3. Consistency From Starters
Michael Pineda, although he bounced back on Saturday night against Boston, has struggled mightily to say the least in his first five starts of 2016 as he’s allowed 35 hits in his 27 innings of work and sees his ERA at 6.33.
Sunday Night’s starter, Nathan Eovaldi is coming off an outing in which he flirted with a no-hitter, but his ERA is still up there at 4.38 and Nasty Nate has surrendered four home runs in as many starts.
The Yankees’ young phenom Luis Severino, who was expected to take over as the “ace” as soon as this season has done nothing but frustrate fans with his 0-3 record and 6.86 ERA. The 22-year old has surrendered 32 hits in 19.2 innings pitched while seeing his K/9 drop from 8.09 to 5.49.
CC Sabathia has impressed, but is nothing more than a number five starter and there is an undeniable lack of consistency from the rotation. With the exception of Sabathia, every starter has demonstrated the ability to become an ace, yet no one has been able to step up.