Monday, June 9, 2014

Yesterday's Game was Statistically the Yankees' Least Productive in the Last 40 Years

Yesterday's Yankees game was statistically their least productive in the last 40 years,'s Douglas Tucker points out.

In the contest, a frustrating 2-1 loss to the weak Kansas City Royals, the Yanks were just 1-for-17 with runners in scoring position, causing them to leave nine men on base.

Of those 9 runners, 7 were stranded on either second or third, the major effects of the inappropriately named Bombers' .059-hitting performance in the clutch.

Interestingly, according to Tucker, that average is the team's lowest in the last four decades, with a minimum of 15 at-bats.

In other words, if you for some reason thought the Pinstripes played well yesterday you'd be mistaken, as the stats clearly show they didn't. 

The Yankees, 31-31 so far this season, fell behind early in the contest, never being able to come back.

Their one somewhat big hit came with a man on second in the top of the second, when Ichiro Suzuki singled Yangervis Solarte to third.

Unfortunately, as you all know by now, the Yanks didn't score in that frame, as two hitters (First Basemen Kelly Johnson and Shortstop Derek Jeter) struck out and LF Brett Gardner hit into a fielder's choice.

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