On Saturday against the Mets, J.A. Happ pitched like Gerrit Cole. And on Monday against the Rays, Gerrit Cole pitched like J.A. Happ. It was the second straight start in which Cole lasted only five innings, as he has now failed to beat the Rays in any of his three starts against them this season. Cole has been good this season, but he needs to be great. If he isn’t his old self a month from now, the Yankees aren’t going anywhere.
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