The Six Sigma police probably would have locked up the Yankees offense today and thrown away the key. Clearly, the ratio of the output to the input of the Yankees bats this evening left something to be desired.
The Yankees sent 42 men to the plate in this one, in nine innings, looking at 189 pitches, scoring only 5 runs, and yet won the game.
Since 1988, there’s only been one other game in Yankees history where it’s been a nine inning game, New York sent at least 42 men to the plate, saw at least 185 pitches, scored five runs or less, and won. That one was also a road game under a dome: August 27, 1995.
Obviously, Andy Pettitte earned his pay today.
Want one more fun stat? This evening was only the 3rd time in his Yankees career (and the first time since 2006) that Kyle Farnsworth pitched in the 8th inning or later of a road game, that the Yankees won, where he threw one inning and it was a two-run lead or less when he threw, while not allowing any baserunners and using 10 pitches or less. The other times were August 21, 2006 and July 7, 2006.
There must be a blue moon tonight.