The past week has been a trying one for the Yankees. They started on an upswing, taking some necessary wins against a hapless Minnesota squad, only to fall on their faces against Philadelphia. Early deficits were the name of the game in their most recent losses, as their pitching staff that has bent but not broken all season finally hit a fair bit of regression. Jameson Taillon has looked every bit like a reclamation project gone wrong, while Domingo Germán suffered one of his worst starts of the season and the absence of Corey Kluber continues to be felt.
Help doesn’t appear to be close on the horizon, so this team is going to have to prove that they can pull themselves out of their funk first. The offense has shown some signs of progression, but it still prone to a total shutdown now and then — something that has now been coupled with massive early deficits to make some games feel out of reach right from the jump. Which hitter could be next to heat up and provide some life for this offense? Is there a pitcher worth calling up to take Taillon’s spot in the rotation? If you’ve got questions like these, or any other concern, send them in for a chance to be featured in our Yankees mailbag.
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