The New York Yankees have been smoking hot in their last 15 games – winning eleven and only losing four games.
So, what’s been working during this 11-4 run for them?
In their last 15 games, Yankees batters have a BA/OBA/SLG line of .249/.332/.429 with 117 strikeouts in 589 PA. That’s not really smacking the snot out of the ball – even if they had 23 homeruns in those 15 games.
On the pitching side, in their last 15 games, Yankees hurlers have an ERA of 3.63 (in 139 IP). And, that’s probably a bigger reason why New York went 11-4 since September 12th this year (to date).
Further, the Yankees won a lot of close games in those 11 wins. Four wins were by two runs each and another four were one-run wins for New York. That’s 8 out of 11 which were tight and may have gone another way with a bounce here or there.
It will be interesting to see how the Yankees batter, pitchers and luck works out for them over their last six, all important, games this season.