How have the Yankees played, since June 24th, when Brian Cashman decided to visit them down in Atlanta?
Since that time, New York has gone 20-5 (which is a sweet winning percentage of .800).
Yes, that’s getting the job done – and then some. However, during this time, the Yankees batters have averaged scoring 5.84 runs per game while Yankees pitching has allowed, on average, 4.24 runs per game. Seems close, huh?
Here’s how the Yanks batters have done in these last 25 games:
PA HR RBI BB SO GDP SB BA OBP SLG LOB 995 36 140 116 161 19 15 .287 .376 .476 199
And, here’s how the Yanks pitchers have done over these 25 games:
IP H ER UER BB SO HR ERA BF IR IS SB CS ROE GDP 225 207 90 16 78 179 26 3.60 946 36 19% 21 7 8 19
So, what’s the secret here?
Look at the PA for Yankees batters and the BF for Yankees pitchers – it’s close.
But, Yankees batters are hitting a lot more homeruns than their pitchers are allowing, 36-26, over the 25 games. And, Yankees pitchers have only allowed 3.1 walks per game since June 24th. Lastly, Yankees pitchers, during this run, have only allowed 19% of inherited runners to score. For the league, that mark is usually around 36%.
So, thanks to hitting homeruns, not giving free passes to the other team, and a strong performance from their bullpen, the Yankees have been able to go 20-5 in their last 25 games. Now, the trick is to keep it up…