Grade: B

Overall, the team collectively pitched to a 4.27 ERA for the month. Stacking that up against the rest of the league, it places New York right smack in the middle of the pack (15th).

Gary A. Vasquez, USATSI
Gary A. Vasquez, USATSI

However, what defined the Yanks was their revitalized starting pitching, which took some of the burden away from the offense. In the second half of the month, Yankee starters pitched to 3.31 ERA over 12 starts, good enough for third-best earned run average in major league baseball.

Over that same time frame, their bullpen pitched to a 2.95 ERA. The production took some time to come around, but once the team found an identity, the staff found a groove and began to thrive.

A starting rotation consisting of so many question marks will continue to be the determining factor of the Yankees’ postseason hopes. It will be essential for September to see similar output.

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