• The Yankees Stink?

    Posted by on May 18th, 2012 · Comments (8)

    Andrew Marchand thinks that they do.

    However, when you look at the Yankees over their first 38 games of 2011 and 2012, they’re pretty much at the same place.  And, last year, they ended up in first place by the end of the season. See the stats…

    Batting:

    Rk Tm Year #Matching W L   PA HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG SH SF IBB HBP GDP
    1 NYY 2011 38 20 18 Ind. Games 1447 60 185 154 261 .249 .336 .445 6 12 5 17 43
    2 NYY 2012 38 20 18 Ind. Games 1458 56 173 137 244 .266 .340 .452 3 12 6 13 36
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 5/18/2012.

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    Pitching:

    Rk Tm Year #Matching W L   W-L% ERA SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP
    1 NYY 2011 38 20 18 Ind. Games .526 3.81 0 14 342.2 329 145 35 132 272 1.35
    2 NYY 2012 38 20 18 Ind. Games .526 4.23 1 9 336.1 350 158 49 113 312 1.38
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 5/18/2012.

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    Comments on The Yankees Stink?

    1. MJ Recanati
      May 18th, 2012 | 8:51 am

      Andrew Marchand stinks. Then again, since he works for ESPN, stating that he stinks is not only self-evident, it’s redundant.

    2. Garcia
      May 18th, 2012 | 11:28 am

      These last three games have been deflating to watch. It’s like watching a ship sink very, very slowly. I don’t remember having that same feeling last year, despite the similar stats between 2011 and 2012 that Steve represented.

    3. May 18th, 2012 | 12:28 pm

      FWIW, last year, the Yankees went 18-8 in June. And, a lot of that was beating up on NL teams. They’ll need to do the same this year. And, that’s where the Mets, and their fans, could be an issue in Yankeeland.

    4. Raf
      May 18th, 2012 | 12:35 pm

      Interesting that the offense is better, but the pitching is worse.

    5. MJ Recanati
      May 18th, 2012 | 4:33 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      And, that’s where the Mets, and their fans, could be an issue in Yankeeland.

      I don’t follow. How do the Mets — or their fans — matter?

    6. May 18th, 2012 | 4:36 pm

      The Mets are playing well, for them, now. And, they would probably love to beat the Yankees in June to add to that. And, if they do, the Mets fans will be crowing like you can’t believe…

    7. MJ Recanati
      May 18th, 2012 | 4:54 pm

      @ Steve L.:
      The Mets would love to beat the Yankees, whether they’re playing well or not. Every team wants to win every game it plays.

      Mets fans will always find something to talk about, even when their team is 15 games under .500 like they’ve been in recent years.

      I don’t think the Yanks should worry about the Mets (or their fans) any more than they should worry about the Reds tonight or the Indians or any other team. There are 162 games, they all count the same.

    8. redbug
      May 18th, 2012 | 6:03 pm

      I don’t follow the Nat’l League or the Mets but I do know the Mets are playing better than expected and seeming not to give up. Their record is better than the Yankees’. If I’m a Mets fan, I’m enjoying myself.

      On the other hand, it’s not a whole lot of fun watching the Yankees this year. Why is Girardi sitting Jeter and even Arod while playing Tex every day (not even DHing him) when we’re told how sick he is? Is anyone in the middle of the lineup ever going to hit when it counts? Is anyone besides CC going to pitch well consistantly?

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