This is five games. Gerrit Cole has started twice in five games. These are five games, the last two against the Orioles. The only reason for their existence may be to improve the Yankees’ confidence and record.
But have you noticed that the Yankees performed well in five games?
If you’ve read this sentence, the Yankees throwers will have a 25-game scoreless streak, if they have shortstops. But they have Gleyber Torres, who is ahead of college students in non-husky defense. He indifferently turned the last game of the game (a regular hitting ground base) into Ryan Mountcastle’s infield “single”. Rio Ruiz followed Lucas Luetge’s two-base home run. The Yankees did not beat the Orioles 7-0 in their second consecutive game and won 7 -2.
Nevertheless, even with two rounds of talent, the Yankees still have an ERA of 1
“Everything is working for him,” Kyle Higashioka said.
When the Yankees defeated the Orioles for the 12th consecutive time in the Bronx and beat Cole for the 26th consecutive time in the past 30 games, Cole eliminated 13 in seven suspensions. The man on the right is very precise, his fastball showed an overwhelming advantage, reaching triple figures. His slider is the knockout. And his confidence in the replacement and the increasing use of it has provided him with more weapons, especially for those left-handed players.
However, for the 2021 Yankees, the problem will never be the trump card. The worry is the rest of the rotation and the bullpen that started at the beginning of the year, where Zack Britton and Justin Wilson were injured. However, after five games (and only five games), the staff is not allowed to exceed three games in a game.
“I think we must first have a good pitcher,” Aaron Boone said. “I think we are going to participate in spring training. I think the last place on our 13-20 competition list must be as deep as I have been here. I think all of us have strong springs and are in good health. The performance is good.”
The inspiration for the spring came from Jameson Taillon, who was the only member on the Yankee Open to not participate in the 26-man roster. Things changed when the 29-year-old scored his first goal in 707 days on Wednesday. This is the first time he has undergone Tommy John surgery for the second time.
Most of the Yankees this season have been related to what non-Cole starters can provide, especially the quartet that has barely appeared in the past two years: Thayong, the German, Corey Kluber, and the Yankees. Luis Severino of hope. Boone said: “This year’s Major League Baseball Million Dollar Problem.” In the 60 games of the 2020 pandemic, after the workload is shortened or absent, who can stay healthy and durable. For Yanks, because so many key players lack the limitations of two years, the mystery becomes more profound.
Taillon’s mystery goes further-does he still have a considerable career? Taillon was once enough to be the second pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, but he dreams of accumulating 100 WAR (10 pitchers used to do this) and winning 20 games for 15 consecutive years. But he had Tommy John surgery, then testicular cancer, and then had a second Tommy John surgery.
The last one is after the Pirates traded their ace after the 2018 season. That is Cole. Taillon will soon become the number one in 2019. But he only made seven starts. He managed to avoid the second operation because he knew the possibility of repeating the operation. He called this the “lowest point” in his career.
This brings greater resonance and meaning to the place we arrived on Wednesday.
Taillon said: “The most important thing is that I think it sounds tacky. I am very happy to be a member of the Yankees, walk into the Yankee Stadium mound and start work.” “I am going to put the restoration work in the past. I am going to Contribute to this team, play and participate in competitions every five days.”
What he wants to be these days is Charlie Morton. Taillon and Morton were both pirates. They both participated in spring training in Morton at the time, and Morton was still frustrated with frustration and talent. But in the past five years, since his 33-year-old season, Morton has been an elite starter, learning to better prepare his body and use his own things. Taillon said at the age of 29: “I do feel that I still have a lot to do.”
A hundred wars may no longer exist. But Taillon will try to maintain a good pitching atmosphere for the Yankees and take the first step again to prove that he still has a great career.