The 39-15 New York Yankees have been playing at a really high level all season long.
They have won six straight games and will look to keep the momentum going in their Tuesday showdown against the Minnesota Twins.
Much of their success can be associated with the stellar performance from their starters.
The Yankees’ starters have the best ERA in baseball, at 2.55, entering Tuesday play.
The rotation has been amazing in the winning streak, according to MLB.com beat writer Bryan Hoch.
“#Yankees starters are 5-0, 0.85 ERA (4 ER/42.1 IP) during the club’s six-game winning streak. Jameson Taillon is 5-0, 1.83 ERA (8 ER/39.1 IP) with 1 HR allowed in his last six starts,” Hoch tweeted.
#Yankees starters are 5-0, 0.85 ERA (4 ER/42.1 IP) during the club’s six-game winning streak.
Jameson Taillon is 5-0, 1.83 ERA (8 ER/39.1 IP) with 1 HR allowed in his last six starts.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) June 7, 2022
Two pitchers completed six perfect innings in consecutive games during the streak: Gerrit Cole and Taillon.
Taillon Has Been Outstanding
Speaking of Taillon, he doesn’t get the kind of attention his rotation mates do, but he has been as good as anybody.
He has a 2.30 ERA in 58.2 innings in what is shaping up to be the best season of his career.
In his last 39.1 frames, his ERA is a spectacular 1.83, one of the best marks in the majors over that span.
Their “worst” starter, Jordan Montgomery, has a 3.02 ERA, which is what some aces have to show on other teams.
Nestor Cortes’ 2021 breakout has been validated this year, as he is boasting a 1.50 ERA in 60 frames.
Cole and Luis Severino have also been outstanding, and if the unit as a whole remains healthy, the Yankees will be well set for success.
Health could be a concern, though, because the overall pitching depth suffers a bit after those five names.
It wouldn’t be crazy to see the Yanks going after a depth starter near the deadline because of that.
Their five starters, however, can lift them to a deep postseason run if health is on their side.