• The Yankees Last 19 Games = Ticket To The Post-Season?

    Posted by on June 13th, 2012 · Comments (8)

    Here’s the New York Yankees offense in their last 19 games:

    Rk Gtm Date 6   Opp Rslt PA R 2B HR RBI BB SO
    1 61 Jun 12 @ ATL W,6-4 40 6 1 2 6 3 6
    2 60 Jun 11 @ ATL W,3-0 41 3 2 1 2 7 9
    3 59 Jun 10   NYM W,5-4 35 5 0 2 5 1 7
    4 58 Jun 9   NYM W,4-2 32 4 0 2 4 3 7
    5 57 Jun 8   NYM W,9-1 38 9 3 4 9 5 5
    6 56 Jun 7   TBR L,3-7 40 3 0 1 3 5 13
    7 55 Jun 6   TBR W,4-1 29 4 2 2 4 1 4
    8 54 Jun 5   TBR W,7-0 39 7 2 1 5 4 6
    9 53 Jun 3 @ DET W,5-1 39 5 2 2 4 4 6
    10 52 Jun 2 @ DET L,3-4 42 3 1 0 3 4 5
    11 51 Jun 1 @ DET W,9-4 41 9 2 2 9 6 10
    12 50 May 30 @ LAA W,6-5 35 6 1 2 6 1 6
    13 49 May 29 @ LAA L,1-5 40 1 1 0 1 2 10
    14 48 May 28 @ LAA L,8-9 46 8 2 2 6 6 8
    15 47 May 27 @ OAK W,2-0 37 2 3 1 2 2 5
    16 46 May 26 @ OAK W,9-2 43 9 3 3 9 2 4
    17 45 May 25 @ OAK W,6-3 41 6 5 3 6 3 9
    18 44 May 23   KCR W,8-3 39 8 1 3 7 7 5
    19 43 May 22   KCR W,3-2 32 3 0 1 3 3 8
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 6/13/2012.

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    That’s an average of 5.3 runs per game and an average of 1.8 homeruns per game. 

    Clearly, the Yankees are living off the long ball (and great pitching) during this 15-4 run they presently riding.  (On the pitching side, the Yankees team ERA is 2.88 over their last 19 games.)

    The homerun pace is off the charts.  If a team hit 1.8 homers a game over a 162-game season, they would have 292 homeruns on the year.

    So, the Yankees won’t be playing like this over the rest of the season. 

    But, this streak pretty much means that they have locked up a 90-win season this year, at the least, as long as they don’t screw it up over the remainder of their schedule.  And, that should be enough to get into the post-season, somehow, this year.

    Comments on The Yankees Last 19 Games = Ticket To The Post-Season?

    1. clintfsu813
      June 13th, 2012 | 8:46 am

      Can’t say enough about our bullpen. And this is without MO and D-Rob. Thankfully D-Rob will be back this weekend. Soriano has been damn near amazing as has Logan and Wade.
      The hitting has been pretty decent too despite some key guys struggling. (Swish, Tex, Russell) Let’s hope they can keep it up!

    2. Evan3457
      June 13th, 2012 | 9:44 am

      clintfsu813 wrote:

      Can’t say enough about our bullpen. And this is without MO and D-Rob. Thankfully D-Rob will be back this weekend. Soriano has been damn near amazing as has Logan and Wade.
      The hitting has been pretty decent too despite some key guys struggling. (Swish, Tex, Russell) Let’s hope they can keep it up!

      Last night, it was Rapada….Rapada!?!…who pitched the crucial set-up inning, allowing them to rest both Wade and Logan after 3 consecutive day’s work. He even got a right-handed hitter out!

      And the cavalry is on the way in the form of Robertson, and possibly Aardsma and Joba. Get through tonight’s game, day off tomorrow, and Robertson’s back on Friday to lift some of the load.

    3. Evan3457
      June 13th, 2012 | 9:46 am

      Steve: Yanks are currently in first. That’s how. Rays get Longoria back. Yanks will eventually get some big clutch hits, you know. For example, A-Rod woke up out of his coma to get the big, game-tying Iron-Horse-tying granny last night.

      This is a good team. How good? I don’t know.

    4. Evan3457
      June 13th, 2012 | 9:52 am

      Oh…this team’s hot and cold streaks usually last about 2-3 weeks each. This one’s been going on for about 3 weeks. It should be about to run out…right around the time they face Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmerman and Edwin Jackson.

      They do miss Strasburg. Well, I wouldn’t say “miss Strasburg”, but they don’t face him in the next series.

    5. clintfsu813
      June 13th, 2012 | 10:18 am

      @ Evan3457:
      Interested to see how The Yanks do against a hot Nats team.

    6. G.I. Joey
      June 13th, 2012 | 12:10 pm

      IIRC the Yanks haven’t had a problem with Gio Gonzalez when he was with the A’s so I don’t anticipate him shutting them down this time around with the Nats.

    7. June 13th, 2012 | 12:16 pm

      What’s the under/over on how many times Harper takes Hughes deep?

    8. MJ Recanati
      June 13th, 2012 | 12:26 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      What’s the under/over on how many times Harper takes Hughes deep?

      O/U 1.5 and I take the under.

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