No one is more disappointed in Yankees RHP Sonny Gray's performance this season than Gray himself. But, the 28-year-old admits nothing will change if he puts his head down and sulks.
Gray endured another rough outing on Friday against the Blue Jays, lasting just two innings while allowing five runs on six hits. Over his last three starts, Gray is 0-3 with a 12.27 ERA (15 earned runs in 11 innings).
"It's easy to get down in the dumps and walk around with your head down," Gray said after the game. "I need to stay positive and continue to put in the work, and hopefully turn this thing around. That's all I can really do at this point, is continue to put in the work and continue to try to find the solution."
Gray's ERA climbed to 5.85 on the season after his last start. He's given up four earned runs or more in four of his last five outings.
"It's not early in the season anymore," Gray said. "This is when you're expected to go out there and contribute and get in some type of rhythm. Go out and put together solid starts back to back. I haven't even been close to being able to do that."
Aaron Boone has confirmed that Gray will stay in the rotation and believes he can work himself back to form.
"I think he can right it in the rotation," Boone said. "He's got another one coming up in Baltimore [on Wednesday]. I do feel like it's one of those things that can click for him. One good start can lead to another and it can start to snowball like we've seen at times this year. We've got to help him get there in every way."