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Friday, June 5, 2020

Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild takes blame for horrible run by starters

New York Yankees

The New York Yankees’ starting pitching has been exceptionally awful over the past week, and that has their pitching coach taking the blame.

Dating back to Sunday July 21, Yankees pitching has allowed at least seven runs per game. The team has gone 2-5 in that span. Opponents have scored double-digit runs off them in three of those games, including 19 in a humiliating loss to the Red Sox on Thursday.

CC Sabathia said it’s the pitchers’ responsibility to get better. Pitching coach Larry Rothschild agrees and says it starts with him.

“It’s my responsibility to get it right,” Rothschild said after Saturday’s 9-5 loss to Boston, via ESPN’s Coley Harvey.

Rothschild further said that no fix is easy, as he is working with each pitcher separately on potential improvements.

12-2 Domingo German gets the start on Sunday night for the Yankees, so maybe he will end the stretch of awful pitching from the staff. At least that’s what the Bronx Bombers will be hoping.

Despite the poor pitching stretch, the Yankees are still one of the best teams in baseball and just two games behind the Dodgers for the best record in the league.

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