• Stats Salt For The 2012 Yankees Post-Season

    Posted by on October 19th, 2012 · Comments (3)

    Via the AP

    The Yankees failed to win a game in a postseason series for only the fifth time. They hadn’t been swept since a best-of-five ALCS against Kansas City in 1980. The last team to sweep four straight against them had been Cincinnati in the 1976 World Series.

    Detroit also beat New York in the division series in 2006 and last year. The Tigers became the first team to win three straight postseason series against the Yankees, according to STATS LLC.

    New York never led in this series — the only other time that’s happened to the Yankees was when they were swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1963 World Series. The only other team to sweep an LCS without trailing at any point was the 1984 Tigers, who won three straight against Kansas City, STATS said.

    New York scored seven runs at Baltimore in the division series opener, then was held to four or fewer in the next eight games. The Yankees’ longest previous stretch like that in postseason play came in 2001, when they were held to four or fewer runs in all seven games of the World Series by Arizona.

    Ouch. Man, that stings. And, it’s gotta leave a mark on somebody’s resume, no?

    Comments on Stats Salt For The 2012 Yankees Post-Season

    1. nwyank
      October 19th, 2012 | 11:18 am

      Seeems like the team is built for the regular season. The pressure, better pitching, and colder weather of the post season routinely silences certain Yankee hitters. I’m including Tex, who was OK this year but really hasn’t done much in his NY ps carreer. Alex we know, Swish we know, Granderson has huge exploitable holes. Cano? Not sure what to say.
      This wasn’t just a coincidence of everyone getting cold at the same time. Same thing in 2006, better NY lineup went 20+ innings w/out scoring a run.
      Good Lord they were historically bad this year. I’m not that surprised, however. They are human and must feel the pressure of high expectations.

    2. October 19th, 2012 | 11:45 am

      So, the Tigers are inhuman machines? 🙂

    3. nwyank
      October 19th, 2012 | 3:46 pm

      Nah, there’s just extra pressure on NY players and the favored team.
      Maybe guys like ARod, Swish, Tex press extra hard be/cs they know their bad ps histories?
      Also….I miss Posada. He was our best playoff hitter last year when most (all?) others were missing.

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