The Yankees finished up a 4-2 homestand and a pretty solid final first half turn through the rotation yesterday. Their diminished former ace pitched well enough to win on Wednesday, their new ace and backup ace looked like aces on Thursday and Friday, their recovering TJS guy continued to show some positive signs in his battle to regain his pre-surgery form on Saturday, and their young development project turned in his 9th start of 3 ER or fewer in his last 10 yesterday.
The Yankee rotation has had no shortage of concerns and conversations surrounding it this season. From injury concerns to workload concerns to performance concerns to concerns over who should and should not be in it. After a first half of spot juggling, injury replacing, extra rest days, and harsh realities, the team already has its plan mapped out for the start of the second half. Per Dan Barbarisi yesterday morning:
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Yankees will go tanaka, pineda, sabathia, eovaldi, nova coming out of the All Star Break.