• Looking Back At Yanks Last 3 ALDS Pitching “Efforts”

    Posted by on September 27th, 2009 · Comments (2)

    Here’s how the Yankees pitchers have done in their last three ALDS efforts:

      Cnt Date      Series G Tm   Opp GmReslt  IP    H  R ER BB SO HR Pit   ERA
    +----+-------------+------+-+---+----+-------+----+--+--+--+--+--+--+---+---+
        1 2007-10-08 ALDS   4 NYY  CLE L  4-6   9   13  6  6  5  7  1 168  6.00
        2 2007-10-07 ALDS   3 NYY  CLE W  8-4   9    9  4  4  3  9  1 170  4.00
        3 2007-10-05 ALDS   2 NYY  CLE L  1-2  10.2  9  2  2  7 10  0 177  1.69
        4 2007-10-04 ALDS   1 NYY  CLE L  3-12  8   14 12 12  5  4  4 156 13.50
        5 2006-10-07 ALDS   4 NYY  DET L  3-8   8   13  8  7  1  3  2 132  7.88
        6 2006-10-06 ALDS   3 NYY  DET L  0-6   8   10  6  6  3  7  1 132  6.75
        7 2006-10-05 ALDS   2 NYY  DET L  3-4   9    8  4  4  1  7  1 129  4.00
        8 2006-10-03 ALDS   1 NYY  DET W  8-4   9   12  4  4  2  5  2 141  4.00
        9 2005-10-10 ALDS   5 NYY  LAA L  3-5   8    9  5  5  2  6  1 127  5.62
       10 2005-10-09 ALDS   4 NYY  LAA W  3-2   9    4  2  2  1  7  0 126  2.00
       11 2005-10-07 ALDS   3 NYY  LAA L  7-11  9   19 11 10  1  6  2 151 10.00
       12 2005-10-05 ALDS   2 NYY  LAA L  3-5   8    7  5  2  0  1  2 105  2.25
       13 2005-10-04 ALDS   1 NYY  LAA W  4-2   9    7  2  2  1  6  1 141  2.00
       

    Is it any wonder why the Yankees have lost 9 of their last 12 post-season games played (all of which were in the ALDS)?

    Let’s hope that Sabathia, Burnett and Pettitte have a little better showing than guys like Chien-Ming Wang, Roger Clemens, Jaret Wright, Randy Johnson and Mike Mussina did in the recent ALDS past. Then again, Wanger, Rocket, Unit and Moose were supposed to do well in those games…right? At the least, that’s what we thought going in…back in the day.

    Comments on Looking Back At Yanks Last 3 ALDS Pitching “Efforts”

    1. YankCrank
      September 28th, 2009 | 8:58 am

      Is it any wonder why the Yankees have lost 9 of their last 12 post-season games played (all of which were in the ALDS)?
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      In our last 12 postseason games played, the avg. pitcher’s ERA was 5.36…that’s right, 5.36, and we’ve lost 9 of 12.

      I don’t care who you have hitting the baseball, if you show up to the playoffs and give up close to 5.5 runs a game, you’re not going to win…even if one of those hitters is A-Rod. Steve’s argument here is what I try to tell every Yankee fan who thinks A-Rod is the reason why the Yanks haven’t won a WS since 2000.

      Just look at the numbers, A-Rod can’t hit six home runs every playoff game to help the Yankees win.

    2. Evan3457
      September 28th, 2009 | 9:08 am

      It’s deeper than the overall pitching numbers. I did a quick and dirty study which I posted on another Yankees’ website about the RISP numbers for the Yankees hitters and pitchers in the post-season. I compared what the Dynasty teams of the late 90′s did to what the Yankees of 2004-7 did with RISP. I looked at both the hitters and the pitchers.

      It turns out that the Dynasty team hitters weren’t all that great with RISP, but the pitchers were just as tough on the opponents.

      1996 Hitters 27-140, .193 (That’s right, they hit under .200 for the post-season with RISP. Pitchers: 27-116, .233

      1998 Hitters: 25-120, .208 (That’s right, the invincible 125-win team hit under .210 with RISP). Pitchers: 17-86, .198

      1999 Hitters: 26-104, .250. Pitchers: 19-92, .207

      2000 Hitters: 35-136, .257. Pitchers: 28-128, .226

      2001 Hitters: 26-114, .228 (6-36, .167 in the Series). Pitchers: 34-143, .238

      (In the Series: 20-58, .345. Break that one down further. At Yankee Stadium, the D’backs were 1-19, .053, but at Chase Field they were 19-39, .487. Ring any bells with you guys?)
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      The 2004-7 teams

      2004 Hitters: 31-119, .261 (Last 4 games of the ALCS: 8-37, .216); Pitchers: 26-101, .257

      Now, watch this:

      2005 Hitters: 10-45, .222. Pitchers: 15-41, .366
      2006 Hitters: 5-28, .179. Pitchers: 10-31, .323
      2007 Hitters: 5-28, .179. Pitchers: 13-46, .283

      There are the last three post-season series losses in a nutshell.

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      Do the 2009 Yankees have the goods to reverse this? We shall see.

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