LADY AT THE BAT: The New York Yankees: Two Stats Say It All

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The New York Yankees: Two Stats Say It All

Two stats say it all. The Yankees:

1) Haven't won consecutive games since August 15-17 against the Texas Rangers and

2) Were 1-12 with runners in scoring position last night.

They haven't put a streak together in almost a month and, after showing signs of recovering from the RISP FAIL bug, they have relapsed at the worst possible time. 

Going into this series against the Red Sox, I thought that nothing less than a sweep was what the Yankees needed to accomplish. With that by the boards, winning the next two is priority number one. But, can they do it? On paper it looks like they can. On the field? We'll see what it looks like. 

Other Notes:

* Derek Jeter had another huge game last night, driving in what were, at the time, the go-ahead runs.  He deserves serious MVP consideration. Will this be the year he finally wins it?  I'm rooting against the Angels and Tigers making the playoffs. If that happens (assuming the Yankees do make the playoffs), writers would look crazy not voting for Jeter over Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera. But, as we've seen in the past, sometimes they don't care how they look.

* Andy Pettitte was cleared to run this week and will throw another simulated game pretty soon. Looks like his return is imminent. But will it be the Andy Pettitte or a poor facsimile? That is the big question.

* Same thing with Mark Teixeira. Will it be the real Tex? Or, better yet, will it be Tex at all? I'm sure there's a chance he won't make it back. A tough thing to think about but, it might happen, depending on how far the Yankees get into October.

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