James Paxton entered his fourth start of the season with a 1-2 record and a 6.00 ERA. He looked completely lost on the mound and was so out of it that he had to visit a sports psychologist because he was concerned he couldn’t perform in New York.
That’s some Sonny Gray shit. The season started three weeks ago and Paxton was already shook? How was this man expecting to pitch when the games REALLY mattered if he can’t make it out of April.
Then Tuesday night, Paxton stepped up against the Boston Red Sox and absolutely dominated. 12 strikeouts, 2 hits and 0 earned runs in 8 innings pitched. Cy Young SZN.
The Yankees will only be as good as Paxton pitches. Luis Severino will most likely miss the season. The team continues to prolong the inevitable. His arm is falling off his shoulder and he needs a surgeon to reattach it. Stop sending Severino home to ice it. That ain’t it, chief.
James Paxton is the best starter on the roster. Domingo German is holding a spot for Gio Gonzalez until he’s ready to return to the Majors.
JA Happ is replaceable. When the Yankees trade for a starter in June, JA Happ will be old news.
Paxton has the best stuff and the highest ceiling. No other pitcher is capable of racking up 12 strikeouts. They certainly aren’t capable of pitching 8 innings.
He checked his old film against Boston in preparation for his big
“I was like, ‘Hey, that looks different,’” Paxton said. “I just thought about it and saw the differences. I decided the delivery that I saw was one that I wanted to repeat. That’s when I’m at my best.”
Wow, it’s that simple. All you have to do is look at former successful performances and duplicate that? James Paxton is a genius. He figured out the secret to playing well. Studying. Mind blown.
Give my man his Cy Young award yesterday.