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Corey Kluber is the ace the Yankees need

Corey Kluber is the difference maker and impact arm the Yankees need atop their rotation.  In 2017 and 2018, Yankee fans wished ace-like status on Luis Severino, but his inconsistencies have left him just short of owning the name.  Kluber, 32, has been the definition of consistent for the Cleveland Indians, winning 18+ games four out of the last five years and winning 20 games in 2018 for the first time in his career. Kluber has posted an ERA below 3.50 every season since 2014, and has struck out at least 220 hitters in the same span. Kluber keeps getting better, and is not showing any signs of regression. Kluber is an ace, the ace the Yankees need.

Chad Green officially named the starter for tomorrow’s series finale vs. Baltimore, German will still likely pitch after Tommy Layne is DFA'd

After all of the Yankee universe was convinced that Domingo German was going to be called up to start tomorrow’s game vs. the O’s, the Yankees officially announced that right-hander Chad Green will get the ball Sunday, and he will try to lead the Yankees to a series sweep.
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Green has been used in a swingman role for most of this season and has been very solid out of the bullpen. He has pitched to a 1.62 ERA with 20 Ks in 16.2 innings. He had mixed results as a starter for the Bombers last season, but his stuff has been electric, thus far, making him more than deserving of an opportunity to start. Green told the media that he was told in the ninth inning of Saturday’s game that he was going to start the following game.


Despite the fact that Green is starting, German is still being called up for Sunday’s game. MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch reported that Tommy Layne was seen packing up his locker, after tonight’s game, so odds were he was on the move. Green has not been stretched out this season, so him and German possibly splitting game is one very possible scenario. Layne has not pitched well at all this season and was an obvious choice to be DFA’d. His 7.50 ERA and inability to pitch to lefties effectively will not be missed.
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Article by: Ryan Thoms

 

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