• Homer Happy Park Helping Yankees?

    Posted by on May 25th, 2009 · Comments (6)

    Today, the Yankees started their fourth road-trip of the 2009 season. And, to-date, they have played three homestands this year – to match three road-trips prior to this current one. Related, I thought it would be interesting to look at the Yankees offensive marks, on a “Per Game Basis,” for each road-trip and homestand that they have played this year (so far). Here’s the numbers:

    PA	R	HR	RBI	BB	SO	LOB	Series	  Record
    38.9	5.7	1.2	5.2	3.3	7.0	6.2	1st Road   5-4
    43.2	5.5	2.3	5.3	5.5	5.7     10.0	1st Home   4-2
    43.8	6.2	1.2	5.5	5.2	6.5	9.7	2nd Road   2-4
    39.9	5.3	1.3	5.0	3.9	6.1	8.0	2nd Home   2-5
    37.3	4.3	1.5	4.3	3.0	7.3	6.0	3rd Road   4-2
    38.3	5.9	2.2	5.7	3.4	5.7	5.9	3rd Home   8-2

    Look at the homeruns per game mark for each homestand. When the Yankees have 2+ homers per game at home, they’re 12-4 at home. But, when they’re under 2 homers per game at home, here, they’re 2-5. Basically, those extra homers have been the difference between scoring close to 5 runs a game at home and scoring closer to 6 runs a game at home…according to these numbers. And, when you factor in the number of one-run wins that the Yankees have posted at home this season, to date, that one run difference is huge.

    So, maybe, having the new Yankee Stadium play like Coors Field East has helped the Yankees so far this year? What do you think?

    Comments on Homer Happy Park Helping Yankees?

    1. Evan3457
      May 26th, 2009 | 2:06 am

      This is not exactly an insight worthy of Aristotle, but…

      …it’s helped the hitters, and hurt the pitchers.

    2. UNC Tarheel
      May 26th, 2009 | 8:24 am

      I still say it is too early to say that this is a new “launching pad”. To me, most of the homers have been no doubters…..and it is not as if the wind has been blowing out at gale force in any of these games. Sure, a light tail wind will help the ball carry, but we are not talking about helping it carry an additional 20-30 feet. This is, in my opinion, a lot to do about nothing.

    3. clintfsu813
      May 26th, 2009 | 9:43 am

      Having Tex, Arod, and Damon in a contract year hasnt hurt either.

    4. Evan3457
      May 26th, 2009 | 12:09 pm

      Tex and A-Rod are in “contract years”?

      I do not think this phrase means what you think it means.

    5. clintfsu813
      May 26th, 2009 | 12:11 pm

      Just Damon is in contract year…Having Arod and Tex helps with the HRs also. Sorry, wasnt specific enough, lol

    6. propesh
      May 26th, 2009 | 12:43 pm

      What, the other team does not bat? We don’t have to pitch the ball when we are at home? Nice!!

      Steve, long time reader, you really have to stop with the what if fallacy, it does not sound right and it makes little sense.

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