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Yankees coach takes blame for miserable pitching streak

It’s a tradition that has been part of sports’ landscape since Adam and Eve talked about launch angles: Players win. Coaches lose. So, with the Yankees rotation in a free fall, voices outside of the organization would like to usher pitching coach Larry Rothschild to the exit. In the past nine games, Yankees starters are 2-5 with two no-decisions and whopping 13.50 ERA. They allowed 63 hits, 11 walks and hit two batters in 37 ¹/₃ innings. Eleven of those hits were homers. “It’s been really tough. It’s tough on them and tough on the team. It’s my responsibility to get it right,’’ Rothschild said after CC Sabathia allowed five runs and nine hits in 4 ¹/₃ innings in Saturday’s 9-5 loss to the Red Sox, which might ...
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