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Yankees have enough pitching, plenty of hitting

9/8/2006

For much of the season, even as the Yankees were thriving despite the losses of Hideki Matsui and Gary Sheffield, radio hosts were telling me the Yanks would be in trouble come October, because they simply don't have good enough pitching. Well, they still have the same pitching -- Cory Lidle notwithstanding -- which got me to wondering just how good (or not) their pitching really is. Here are composite stats of each playoff contenders' top three starters (who will get the vast majority of the innings in October) ...

IP BR/9 ERA