For the first time in franchise history, the New York Yankees have failed to have a starting pitcher toss a complete game.
Well, this is a disheartening record…
For the first time in the New York Yankees‘ 113-year history, none of their starting pitchers managed to toss a complete game.
The record was official once Luis Cessa was removed from Sunday afternoon’s contest with the Baltimore Orioles in the top of the sixth inning.
With a rotation with an ace that contains a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, this comes off as no surprise. However, the fact that this has never happened in the history of this organization is extraordinary, to say the least.
In 2004, 2007, and 2008 the rotation put up just one complete game while last season’s staff tossed three.
It’s not all bad, though, as the 2016 staff did set the franchise record on Friday night for the most strikeouts in a single season.
Let this impoverished record reiterate one thing to general manager Brian Cashman: this team needs to address its starting pitching this offseason.
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