What exactly happened to the Yankees' starters in last fall's ill-fated attempt to reach the World Series for the fifth straight postseason?
During the regular season, the Yankees' rotation was arguably the American League's best. After a 103-58 campaign, the Yanks had New Yorkers feeling that a championship banner was coming back to the Bronx. But when the starters posted a 10.38 ERA versus the eventual world champion Anaheim Angels in a four-game ALDS, New York's championship dreams quickly were doused. The long season seemed to catch up to the aging New York staff, and the risk of a similar meltdown is a concern for this October.
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