Seth Everett and Lori Rubinson, on SNY’s Geico SportsNite, discuss the questions. Here’s the video:
The A-Rod debate got me thinking. We know that the Yankees, to date, are 8-43 this season when they are trailing in a game after four innings. And, we know that A-Rod has only driven in three runs, all season, after the 7th inning of a ballgame. Think those two stats are connected?
For the record, the Rays are 16-37 this season when trailing after four innings. And, the Angels are 15-34. So, while the Yankees look bad here – they’re really about 7 to 8 wins away from being good in this split. But, how much of that 7 to 8 win gap is because of their clean-up hitter not cleaning up in the late innings?