• Yankee Pitching Trending Up

    Posted by on June 23rd, 2005 · Comments (4)

    I was just looking at the Yankees ERA and OPS allowed, for each month, and their rank for that month in each stat (in the AL). Here’s the trend, with June being to date:

    ERA
    April – 11th out of 14
    May – 9th out of 14
    June – 8th out of 14

    OPS
    April – 13th out of 14
    May – 9th out of 14
    June – 7th out of 14

    This makes me wonder: To all the claims of “terrible Yankee pitching” – how much of this is the result of looking at season numbers that are weighed down by some bad performance in April?

    Are the Yankee pitchers great? No – not by a long shot. But, at least in May and June (so far) they have been around league average.

    Average is not terrible, right?

    Comments on Yankee Pitching Trending Up

    1. Don
      June 23rd, 2005 | 2:15 pm

      You don’t win penants with average. Let alone a WS.

    2. June 23rd, 2005 | 2:35 pm

      This is true. But, you should be able to win 87 or so games with average pitching and good hitting.

    3. Raf
      June 23rd, 2005 | 2:44 pm

      “This is true. But, you should be able to win 87 or so games with average pitching and good hitting.” -

      And that’s probably what this group will win. Last year, they should’ve won 89.

    4. Don
      June 23rd, 2005 | 5:30 pm

      Sounds like the 1980′s all over again, good hit and mediocre pitch. Will 87 get into the post season? At best to win the AL East because the wild card will be higher than 87.

      And last years team over-achieved, true, as their collapse vs. the Bosox showed. Maybe this year they’re due to under-perform?

      Or maybe the 2004 RJ will show up starting in July….

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