On Wednesday afternoon, Braves left-hander Dallas Keuchel gave up five runs (four earned) to the Brewers over 5 ²/₃ innings, walking two and striking out five. His ERA shot up from 3.09 to 3.58 in six starts, totaling 37 ²/₃ innings.
Those overall numbers would have worked for the Yankees, right?Alas, the Yankees bid a little less than the Braves last month when the free agent Keuchel shed the draft-pick compensation that had been attached to him, and here they are, more than a month later, still on the prowl for starting pitching help.
Keuchel topped my list of suggested Yankees targets in a June 4 column for The Post. In light of his removal from that list, and with six-plus more weeks of information compiled on both pitchers and teams — and with time ticking toward the July 31 trade deadline — let’s revise that list of recommendations.