Yankees: Good news and bad news in Gerrit Cole domination over Chicago

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The New York Yankees’ starting pitching has been so good the last four games, they have enjoyed 30 straight innings of scoreless play. The last time a streak like this was in flux, the year was 1932. Impressively, the Yankees have allowed just one run over the last four games, winning five consecutive contests despite lackluster offensive play at times.

To start this incredible streak, Corey Kluber threw a no-hitter on Wednesday, followed by a phenomenal performance by Domingo German and Jordan Montgomery striking out 11 batters on Friday. Of course, Gerrit Cole couldn’t wait for his opportunity to shine, pitching 7.0 innings and allowing four hits, and striking out seven batters.

Cole currently hosts a 1.81 ERA, and the relief pitching continues to dominate. However, the Yankees are dealing with significant injuries in the outfield and are being bailed out by their pitching regularly. This recipe can only last so long.

Good news and bad news for the Yankees:

While the offense has been spotty the past few games, the Yankees broke out against Chicago on Saturday afternoon. Scoring seven runs, led by Brett Gardner, Aaron Judge, and a stout performance from Gleyber Torres. They recorded 11 hits on the afternoon, including five walks, showcasing their patience at the plate.

Torres was the hero of this game, recording three hits and four RBIs, including a double and two singles. Seeing a bit of offensive proficiency was exactly what the Yankees needed, especially against a solid team like Chicago, who is eight games above .500. They plastered one of their top starters, Dylan Cease, who now hosts a 3.18 ERA and 1.30 WHIP.

There wasn’t much negativity to go around, aside from the injury woes they are currently facing. It is very unlikely starting outfielder Aaron Hicks makes a return this season after a left wrist injury. In addition, they could use a bit more consistency from starting pitcher Jameson Taillon, who has been their only weak link as of late.

The Yankees will wrap up the series on Sunday afternoon against the White Sox, with Jameson on the mound, and hopefully, he can continue this incredible streak the starters are currently enjoying.

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