As much as I want to say that it’s Shelley Duncan’s world and I’m just happy to be living in it, the fact of the matter is that the Yankees, as a team, have just mashed the D-Rays pitching over the last two games. What you’ve seen in the Bronx over the last two days has not been done in at least the last 50 years: A team scoring 17+ runs, against the same team, for two days in a row at home.
By the way, for what it’s worth, I do like Duncan’s approach and attitude. He seems like the kind of kid that you want to root for…and, he does have power. I called him “Mike Blowers” the other day and that was unfair. He just might be a “Richie Sexson” type hitter if he’s given a chance to play everyday. He’s a big dude and does not get cheated at the plate. He’ll hit mistakes out of the park.
This was only the 5th time since 1957 that the Yankees have hit 6+ homers in a game at Yankee Stadium – with the last time also coming against Tampa Bay. It’s interesting that all five times where this has happened since 1957 were for Joe Torre teams. Ol’ Joe sure has had some talented teams at his disposal, huh?
Lastly, what do you think that the last two game scores have done to the Yankees Pythagorean Winning Percentage? Will the impact make the Yankees look even more unlucky this season?