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It's been a very long season for CC.
The Yankees' pitching has been so atrocious this season, Baltimore can almost sit back and watch New York pitch themselves out of winning the division.
Ivan Nova's 12-7 record this year has been a significant drop off from last season's stellar 16-4 campaign. He just hasn't been sharp in big spots.
Andy Pettitte hasn't been with the team often enough to make a positive impact. Andy returns on Tuesday, but expectations are low for the remainder of the season.
Phil Hughes has underachieved this season, frustrating fans with his inability to be consistent. He's been very pedestrian with a 15-12 record and an era near 4.00.
Hiroki Kuroda has had a favorable strikeout-to-walk ratio with 154 Ks and only 44 bases on ball. Kuroda's only caveat is that he's given up 23 home runs.
Then there have been some spot starts from guys like Freddy Garcia and David Phelps, but nothing earth-shattering.
Yankee pitchers just haven't been effective over the course of the season. They're mostly to blame for the 10-game division lead evaporating in the second half.