• No Offense, Yankees

    Posted by on October 17th, 2012 · Comments (5)

    The Yankees have played 8 games so far this post-season.

    In those games, they have scored 7, 2, 3, 1, 3, 4, 0 and 1 runs.

    Yes, in 6 of the 8 games, they have scored 3 runs or less.  And, in 4 of the 8 games, they have scored 2 runs or less.  And, in only one of the 8 games did they score more than 4 runs.

    By the way, this is a Yankees team that averaged 4.96 runs per game during the regular season.

    This all gets worse when you realize that most of the Yankees scoring came against Jim Johnson and Jose Valverde meltdowns.

    What a joke, or, is it choke?

    Of course, now that the Yankees are down three-oh in the ALCS, all the pressure is off.  It’s hard to choke when you are already dead.  And, the Yankees will probably score 8 runs tonight…

    Comments on No Offense, Yankees

    1. nwyank
      October 17th, 2012 | 12:01 pm

      HR or nothing offense. Works – sort of – in the regular season, rarely works in the post season.

    2. 77yankees
      October 17th, 2012 | 12:49 pm

      In all fairness, Detroit hasn’t exactly been the ’27 Yankees in this series either.

    3. October 17th, 2012 | 1:06 pm

      @ 77yankees:
      True, and, the Orioles were not an offensive machine in the ALDS either.

      But, that doesn’t mean it’s OK for the Yankees.

    4. KPOcala
      October 17th, 2012 | 1:52 pm

      I’m not buying into this “HRs or else” is the culprit. People forget how hard it is to string hits together against top-tiered pitching. It’s not just HRs. Cano got hot right at the end, and was due for a ‘slump’. And the rest of the team simply squeezes the bats too hard, with few exceptions. Too many aging or emotionally fragile bats in the lineup, plus the irrefutable logic of, “when you’re hot, you’re hot…” has taken hold. Example, the Angels hitting way over their heads in the ALCS about a decade back….

    5. nwyank
      October 17th, 2012 | 2:12 pm

      Well, the Yanks did lead the league in hr’s, and scored the highest % of runs via the hr. ALL their runs in the ALCS have come via homer.
      And not all the opposing pitchers have been Cy Young caliber.
      Yeah, Cano’s cold streak came at a bad time. But the NY lineup is full of low average / high power hitters. When it works, great. But the last team standing is rarely the regular season hr kings.

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