The Yankees face Baltimore this evening, looking to put some distance between them and the second-place Orioles. Freddy Garcia is on the mound. Comment away.
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Time to start winning games again…
I can see the O’s knocking the shit out of Freddie…sigh.
1-0!!!! 2-OUT RBI BY CHAVEZ!!!!!!
Freddie gives it right back. Interest to follow…
Freddie falling apart in the 5th…the O’s are about to do some damage.
Lost 8 of last 11 including tonights loss…
Wake the fuck up please.
We never, ever, ever, ever come back and win when down in the 9th…ever.
About to be 0-35.
No surprise there.
The season is falling apart.
Tex is probably out for weeks.
Season over. Who cares, they can’t fucking hit anyway.
It’s my fault for starting to believe a few weeks ago.
I was seduced by playing AAAA.
We are truly mediocre.
3-8 these last 11 games, during which they’ve outscored their opponents 43-40. Of the 8 losses there have been six 1-run losses and two 2-run losses. Not sure whether it’s better to be in every game up to the last out or to get irretrievably blown out in the first inning. I do know that I would like all of those hours back that I wasted watching the Yankees maintain their woeful .240 BA with RISP.
“…3-8 these last 11 games, during which they’ve outscored their opponents 43-40. Of the 8 losses there have been six 1-run losses and two 2-run losses….”
“….240 BA with RISP…”
thanks for doing that research IH…i was thinking about that this morning…we haven’t been blown out of many games, but we haven’t tasted any? walk-off cream pies this year either…contrast with the A’s who’ve had double-digit cream pie feasts…not that cream pies should be the barometer of late inning come backs of course, but the yanks’ 0-35 when trailing in the 9th is pretty telling for a team that leads the majors in homers and has a good late inning bullpen…oh yeah, .240 with RISP [i didn't think it was that good frankly, but we had a better july, .288 i believe]…during the hot streak we probably won some games that we didn’t deserve to, and during this cold streak we probably lost some games that we didn’t deserve to…over 162 games that stuff is supposed to even out…i never believed we’d maintain the double-digit lead in the standings…the quick drop is dramatic, but not unexpected…
something else to consider about RISP:
Note: Data as of July 27, 2012.
“…Although getting hits with runners in scoring position no longer seems to be a problem for the Yankees, actually plating runs on those hits has remained a challenge. Before Curtis Granderson’s grand slam in the eighth inning of last night’s game, the Yankees had failed to dent the scoreboard on five of their last seven hits in run scoring situations, which is only part of a larger trend. For the whole season, only 79% of the team’s hits with men in scoring position have yielded a run, which is the second lowest rate in the majors and well below the league average….”
here’s the whole article from pinstripe alley:
That’s interesting dc. And kind of funny for a team that slugs like they do. But it does confirm that they are simply horrible at situational hitting. Forget that their hits with RISP bring people home at a rate second to last in the league. They also seem to NEVER generate productive outs. How many times can this team – with runners on – GIDP, strike out, pop out to the infield or shallow outfield, and/or ground out to right rather than left side of the infield? It is really painful to watch. They’ve been winning due to to their extreme proclivity for the long-ball, but you put them in a tight game in which they have to generate a run, and only Jeter seems to know how to hit to the situation.
I meant “left rather than right”…
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