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New York Yankees are cruising

The New York Yankeesare cruising right along.

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Since sweeping the Mets, the Bombers won their fourth in-game in row tonight 3-0, in their first of three games vs. the Braves down in Hot-lanta.

To give you a better idea of just how well the Yankees have played here are some quick stats:

(stats are courtesy of Baseball-Reference; MLB.com; and Sports Illustrated)

      Won 14 of their last 18 games.

-       8-2 in the month of June.

      Pitchers have a 2.34 ERA for month of June, which is best in MLB.

-       Do not have a losing record vs. all AL divisions or vs. inter-league teams. AL East 11-10; AL Central 10-7; AL West 9-6; IL 5-2.

      Yankees led the majors in homers (92); 6th in batting average (.265); 8th in RBIs (270); 8th in runs (281); tied for 3rd in wins (34).

-       Yankees are tied for 1st place in the AL East with the Tampa Bay Rays with 35-25 records.

-       Batting average on the weekends, Friday – Sunday is .280.

There are still some overall areas where the Yankees need to improve:

-       Yankees have the worst batting average (.149) in baseball with the bases loaded; fourth worst batting average (.220) with RISP (runners in scoring position).

      Need to hit better on the weekdays as from Monday – Thursday the team’s batting average is .253; that is 30 points lower than on weekends.

-       32 steals ranks 25th in the Majors; in 2011 the Yankees had 46 steals at the end of May.

-       Depending on the long-ball too much to win games.

The Yankees are without a doubt playing better over the last few weeks but they still have two more games vs. the Braves, and then a tough weekend series in Washington vs. the hot Nationals.

Timing could not be better for the Yankees to be almost fully clicking because things could have gone in one of two directions about three weeks ago.

Thank goodness it went in the winning one; now the fight is to keep it that way.

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3 Comments

  1. Richard Griffith says:

    "Since sweeping the Mets, the Bombers won their fourth in-game in row tonight 3-0, in their first of three games vs. the Braves down in Hot-lanta." (Yes, I painfully know what you mean)

    How about this stat. The Yanks have not won a game in which they have not hit a HR. Keep bombing bombers.

    • LLP says:

      Richard I think all Yankee fans are trying to NOT think about the reliance on the long-ball. The Rangers have only won 4 games without a homer, vs. SFG; vs. OAK; twice vs. SEA. So, the Yankees are not far behind them. The Yankees terrible RISP and the LOB numbers are what worries me…..rather see runs and RBIs than the long ball instead of nothing at all.

      And 3-0 was the score of the Braves game last night…..I get what you mean though but it does make English sense, a tad confusing but hey whatcha going to do.

      • Richard Griffith says:

        I realize what the score was and if "won their fourth in-game in row" makes sense to you, so be it.

        I'd rather be winning. period. We are 5th in AL in runs scored. How many would we have if we could get a few of those runs in? With our pitching doing so well, it's hard to complain but I will anyway.