Yankees: What you might not realize about September Yankees: What you might not realize about September Yankees: What you might not realize about September
 

Yankees: What you might not realize about September

The New York Yankeeshave gone 8-2 in their last 10 games because they had too.

Yankees 4, Orioles 3

Yankees 4, Orioles 3 (Photo credit: Joe Shlabotnik)

The elevated sense of urgency to win is clear, as the Yankees (88-64) have to keep pace with the Baltimore Orioles (87-65) who remain a game back in the AL East standings; and Buck’s Birds just won’t lose.

Oddly the Yankees seem to be taking a page from Baltimore’s skipper, as they are playing more Oriole-esque baseball lately by defying the stats that have governed the sport of baseball for decades.

Just look at both AL East teams stats over the last 7-days:

TEAM
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
TB
RBI
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
SO
BB
SB
Yankees2393862100896350.2590.3540.4020.755633516
Orioles30140771817118400.2560.3270.3920.71964290

Want some other Yankee stats from September?

Here are some facts/stats:

  • So far in the month of September the Yankees have played 21-game and are posting a 13-8 record.
  • 15 of the 21 games played were decided by two-runs or less, and the Yankees won 10 out of those 15.
  • In September the Yankees have stolen 24-bases, the third most in the Bigs and been caught only one-time. In the three-months earlier, the Yankees attempted to steal 40-bases but got tagged out in 14 of them.
  • Also this month the Yankees 90-walks lead all of baseball with their division rivals’ Rays (83) and Orioles (79) coming in second and third.
  • The power hitting Yankees are now on pace to post their lowest month homerun-wise this season with 25 thus far. Yes, there is still over a week left till September ends but in July the Yankees hit 42 long-balls; and in August knocked 46 in total out of the ballpark. It is doubtful the bats can go deep 20+ times in a week, but you never know.
  • Sent a message to Oakland, and to skeptical Yankee fans by having a double walk-off weekend in the Bronx that this team wants to win too; and that is something I had yet to see from them this season. It gave me 2009 chills.

I am still trying to figure make out the above because I think the Yankees need to hit homers to be successful. But I guess as long as they are posting W’s who really cares.

It might not the most conventional way of winning but other than the Yankees giving me a heart-attack at a very young age, they got to do what works.

Now can the Yankees keep this up is the question fans are about to get the answer too.

2 Comments

  1. Richard says:

    I think I will become a Rays fan the last 3 games of the season. I would be ironic if they gave us a hand.

    • LLP says:

      Richard – I totally agree with you!!! The Red Sox would love to end their disastrous season eliminating the Yankees too. On paper easy week, but in reality tough as can be. Hey at least the Twins don't seem to care about playing baseball at all.