• 2010 Yankees Last Stand Their Worst Ever Since ’22 and ’76 World Series

    Posted by on October 23rd, 2010 · Comments (5)

    Were the Yankees out-hit and out-pitched in the 2010 ALCS? Check out these interesting numbers via STATS LLC

    The Yankees’ first-round sweep against the banged-up Twins, who entered the postseason without Justin Morneau and with Joe Mauer playing hurt, masked a team that went 29-30 from Aug. 1 on.

    New York was outscored 38-19 by Texas, outhit .304 to .201 and had a 6.58 ERA to Texas’ 3.06. New York batted .151 (8 for 53) with runners in scoring position to .328 (19 for 58) for the Rangers, and while Texas swiped nine bases in 10 chances, New York stole just two.

    Alex Rodriguez hit .190 with two RBIs in the ALCS, while Brett Gardner slumped to .176 and Nick Swisher to .091. Mark Teixeira was 0 for 14 before straining a hamstring, leaving his two-year postseason average with the Yankees at .180.

    Last year, their left fielders and designated hitters – primarily Damon and Matsui – hit .296 with 15 runs, five homers and 21 RBIs in the postseason. This time, with Gardner and Marcus Thames getting most of the at-bats, the left field and DH slots combined for a .220 average with five runs, two homers and nine RBIs.

    CC Sabathia’s postseason ERA rose from 1.98 to 5.63 and A.J Burnett’s from 5.27 to 7.50. While Damaso Marte (0.00 ERA) and Phil Coke (five scoreless appearances before allowing two runs in Game 5 at Philadelphia) gave them solid left-handed relief in 2009, Boone Logan had a 10.80 ERA in the playoffs.

    This was only the second time the Yankees were outhit by 100 points in a postseason series, the first since the New York Giants outhit them .309 to .203 in the 1922 World Series, according to STATS LLC. And was it the biggest ever difference for the Yankees’ ERA over an opponent’s, topping the 1976 World Series, when Cincinnati had a 2.00 ERA to New York’s 5.45.

    Comments on 2010 Yankees Last Stand Their Worst Ever Since ’22 and ’76 World Series

    1. KPOcala
      October 23rd, 2010 | 7:33 pm

      I’m as sick about losing (especially to a hot Texas Ranger team)the ALCS as anyone, but maybe some silver lining here. Do we get to go a year without Gammons whining about the Yankees buying another ring? Just sayin’…

    2. Jim TreshFan
      October 24th, 2010 | 9:11 am

      I think this will be one of those “It just goes to show you that you can’t buy champioships” years. The talking heads go back and forth on the issue depending on how the Yankees do.

    3. MJ Recanati
      October 24th, 2010 | 10:39 am

      @ KPOcala:
      Peter Gammons will find something else to whine about with respect to the Yankees.

    4. nwyank
      October 25th, 2010 | 11:26 am

      Hello Yankee fans. First post since being eliminated.
      Congrats to Texas. Glad for certain players (Young, Lee, even Vladdy) and I hope they thrash SF.
      Very disappointed in Yankee performance. Since 2001 the team has failed miserably in Oct. League’s best offense goes ice cold, again, when it matters. At times against marginal pitching. No way they should get 3-hit by Lewis. Game should have been (another) shutout except for bad call on Swisher HBP. Look at NY lineup: all stars and future HOF’s. Easily beat by Tigers, Cleveland, Texas, Marlins, Angels. Some of these past series were not even close.
      It’s ridiculous to expect a WS victory every year, but the Yanks have resources other teams don’t, and pay a mint for indv’l players who are expected to put up a valient fight. And we end up getting beat by the likes of Bengi Molina, Matt Treanor, Andy Marte, Orlando Cabrerra (I could be wrong on some names, but you get the idea).
      After the 8 game winning streak, the Yanks were awful. They routinely granted career days to opposing pitchers.
      The media acts shocked by the Yanks getting bumped by Texas (or Detroit, or whoever) but it’s become the norm. “younger, faster, hungrier, more athletic”. Except for 2009, we hear this every year regarding Yankee opponents.
      The NY farm system rarely promotes anyone of note. Can’t they draft a few lefties, w/ the hope that one will replace Pettitte or negate the absolute need to sign Lee?
      Sure, it’s nice to make the post season. Can’t complain. But really, we CAN complain about their putrid performance this year and some other years of this decade. Again, it wasn’t even close. Looking at the lineups, it shouldn’t be this way.

    5. MJ Recanati
      October 25th, 2010 | 2:07 pm

      nwyank wrote:

      The NY farm system rarely promotes anyone of note. Can’t they draft a few lefties, w/ the hope that one will replace Pettitte or negate the absolute need to sign Lee?

      Manny Banuelos is a lefty. So is Jeremy Bleich. The former is a legitimate top-100 MLB prospect and the other spent the year injured so the jury is still out.

      The point is, the Yankees have some LHP arms in the system, but you can’t just replace a guy like Andy Pettitte by snapping your fingers. He’s a borderline Hall of Famer.

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