"It's not his fault," Showalter said of Cortes, whose ERA rose from 4.15 to 7.71. "He's kind of learning on the job. That's part of it. It was a tough night for guys to pitch. Their guys obviously did well, and we did well until it got away from us a little at the end. Mike was having trouble gripping the ball a little bit. But, no, it's kind of the situation we're in. ... It's really a two-day fallout, what happened in the [Yankees] series there. We had a chance to win it, though."