• Watch For September 7, 2009

    Posted by on February 23rd, 2009 · Comments (1)

    From September 7, 1996 through September 15, 1996, the Yankees went 8 straight games where their pitchers had 8+ strikeouts in the contest.

    And, from September 7, 1998 through September 15, 1998, the Yankees went 8 straight games where their pitchers had 8+ strikeouts in the contest.

    Those are the only two times, since 1956, where the Yankees pitchers went 8 straight games with at least 8 K’s in the game.

    Maybe this will be the season where the Yankees match or better that streak?

    By the way, want some more of this?

    From September 2, 1996 through September 15, 1996, the Yankees went 12 straight games where their pitchers had 7+ strikeouts in the contest.

    And, from June 17, 2001 through June 30, 2001, the Yankees went 12 straight games where their pitchers had 7+ strikeouts in the contest.

    Those are the only two times, since 1956, where the Yankees pitchers went 12 straight games with at least 7 K’s in the game.

    Here’s some trivia for you: Mo Rivera pitched in all four of these streaks in 1996, 1998 and 2001. The only other Yankees pitcher to appear in all four streaks? Ramiro Mendoza.

    It’s funny, I don’t recall seeing a lot written about Ramiro Mendoza in the Torre/Verducci book. I wonder why that is? He was a very valuable part of Torre’s Yankees.

    Comments on Watch For September 7, 2009

    1. Raf
      February 24th, 2009 | 10:11 am

      It’s funny, I don’t recall seeing a lot written about Ramiro Mendoza in the Torre/Verducci book. I wonder why that is?
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      He didn’t make waves, just came in and did his job. You don’t hear much about Brujo anywhere.

      A shame he didn’t pass his physical with the Brewers, I wonder exactly how bad his shoulder must be.

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