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Yankees: Postseason stats that you might not want to see

The New York Yankees are already on vacation, while the San Francisco Giants are playing for their second World Series Championshipin three years.

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cai...

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain at bat during Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves at AT&T Park. The Braves won 5-4 in extra innings. The Giants went on to win the series 3 games to 1. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And after watching the Giants give the Detroit Tigers a lesson on how to win last night in Game 1 of the World Series, I couldn’t help but compare some postseason hitting stats.

So, after almost an hour of agony, I finally forced myself to re-look at the deplorable numbers put up by Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano in the postseason.

And I do not think I need to reiterate just how ugly these three, formally known as sluggers, October numbers were.

Now you are probably wondering where I am going with this?

Well, after watching starter Matt Cain get on-base in NLCS Game 7, and then starter Barry Zito drive in a run in WS Game 1, I must admit that I was impressed.

Than I realized that Zito had just done something that this Yankees trio couldn’t, and that is get an RBI off a rotten Verlander.

Actually the entire Giants team capitalized on Verlander’s bad outing, something the Yankees couldn’t do in ALCS Game 5 even if he was throwing tennis balls at them.

So I compare the three Giants starters batting stats with that of three Yankees sluggers.

Please note that you have been pre-warned that this comparison table is disturbing. But it does paint a picture of how bad things were going for New York at the plate. (all stats are courtesy of MLB.com)

PLAYER
TEAM
POS
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
SB
CS
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. RodriguezNYY3B20130000210000.1500.2270.1500.377
C. GrandersonNYYCF29130011315200.1030.1880.2070.394
R. CanoNYY2B4013200416000.0750.0980.1250.223
B. ZitoSFGSP502000202000.4000.4000.4000.800
M. CainSFGSP902000105000.2220.2220.2220.444
R. VolgelsongSFGSP511100102000.2000.2000.4000.600
2012 Postseason Combined Batting Stats

There is nothing more to say about why because the stats paint a picture, loud and clear.