This was the 11th time since 1956 that the Yankees have scored 19+ runs in a regular season game. And, it was the 29th time since 1956 that the Yankees had 28+ men on base during a regular season game that was 9 innings or less.
But, this was a garbage time game. Therefore, take the stats from this one with a grain of salt. The biggest news out of this one is that Derek Jeter is probably done for the season.
Neither team really had an interest in this game – just check the players used and rested on both sides. If not for the fact that it officially had some impact on the A.L. standings, and that the weather forecast for the rest of the weekend doesn’t look great, I doubt that it would have been played.
But, Boston really doesn’t care if they’re the wildcard winner or the champs of the A.L. East – at least going into this one they didn’t care…their focus is on getting ready for the post-season, period.
Basically, the Sox provided the Yankees with batting practice in this game – albeit a wet one. That’s all this game was about…outside of Jeter establishing that his injury will not allow him to play again soon.