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Yankees offensive woes continue as they drop second straight game 4-0

The day did not start off well for Sonny Gray, as a leadoff single from Kevin Kiermaier started his outing. Then, DH Jake Bowers laced a double down the left field line, scoring the Rays center fielder. In the bottom of the 2nd, CJ Cron hit another double, breaking an 0-16 slump. Then, Daniel Robertson doubled him home. After a Mallex Smith sacrifice bunt moved Robertson to third, Willy Adames hit a grounder through the left side for another base hit to make it 3-0. Meanwhile, the Yankees wasted a pair of leadoff doubles off of Rays starter Wilmer Font in their first two innings at the plate. Giancarlo Stanton laced one down the right-field line, but was stranded, and Austin Romine smoked a ball off the wall in center before also being left on base.

Yankees should pump the brakes on the Nathan Eovaldi trade talks

Due to Nathan Eovaldi’s recent struggles, the timing of this article is horrible. However, rumors have been circulating around the league that numerous teams have interest in the Yankee right-hander. If the Yankees even entertain talks with another team about trading for Eovaldi, it would be one of the dumbest decisions Brian Cashman ever made.
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Anyone that has watched Eovaldi on a regular basis knows this guy has front of the rotation stuff.  With an electric fastball consistently reaching above 95 MPH and a devastating split that he recently added to his arsenal, the Yankees have something that other teams would love to have. Eovaldi and Tanaka pose one of the most formable one-two punches at the top of the rotation in the league.  

Before going down last year with elbow inflammation, Eovaldi posed a 14-3 record with an ERA of 4.20. Although his ERA seems to always be above four, as previously stated, Eovaldi’s stuff is too good for the Yankees to give up on him. The twenty-six year older has also shown dominance this year. In his last seven games he has a 5-0 record with a 3.67 ERA with 35 strikeouts. He currently has the most wins in the rotation with six.

I doubt the Yankees organization wants to feel the same way the Baltimore Orioles are feeling with the Jake Arietta situation. The Orioles gave up on Arietta and sent him to Chicago believing he had too many issues to be in their rotation. It’s clear to see the Orioles made the wrong decision as Arietta has turned out to be one of the best pitchers in all of baseball. I’m by no means saying that the same thing would happen if Eovaldi leaves the Yankees, but a trade could come back to haunt them as Eovaldi seems to be improving every year. 

Article by: Mavin Saunders
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