I’m far too pissed off to write a recap (even after a peaceful night of sleep). Being shut out by Jarrod Washburn and the Mariners is inex-freakin-cusible. However, check this.
We’ve had 15 games where our opponent has scored three or less runs (which is the root of the problem, right there), in which we are 13-2. Both losses are to the Mariners.
No Yankees opponent has finished a game with four runs. When our opponents score five or less runs, that 13-2 record becomes 14-5. Still not too shabby…except we’ve played 34 games. For those of you without a calculator (or a math teacher roommate), that’s 15 games where the Yanks have allowed more than five runs (as in, six runs or more).
We all knew this has been the problem, despite all of our complaints about the offense. We’ve scored five or more runs 19 times, for a record of 13-6. No team should have such a shabby record in games where they score FIVE FREAKIN’ RUNS. To further that, we’re 2-7 in games in which we score four runs. Add that up, and you have 28 out of 34 games where the Yanks scored four or more runs, in which their record is 15-13.
Still think Clemens won’t help?
In your spare time, definitely check out this article by Tim Marchman.