From the Star Ledger:
Since scoring 13 runs against Boston on June 15, the Yankees have scored 77 runs in 19 games (an average of 4.1) and been held to two runs or fewer eight times.
There’s an error in this statement. The Yankees have played 11 games since June 15th – not 19 games. I think they mean “June 5th” and not “June 15th.”
So, let’s check the stats since June 6th:
There’s your answer (as to “Why are they not scoring?”). It’s the following: Giambi’s playing “all or nothing.” And, A-Rod, well, what more can you say?
Sure, you could also finger Cairo, Bubba and Melky. Or, Torre for playing them. But, if A-Rod and Giambi would produce to the level that their salary suggests that they should, well, then you can carry some “good glove, weak stick” guys.
What I find interesting about this list is the split. All the guys in green, who are doing well, are home-grown sans Damon. And, in the other color, meaning the guys not doing well, are all imports sans Melky.
This split may mean nothing – after all, it’s just a 19 game sample. Still, it’s interesting.