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Where they rank so far

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on May 02, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here’s where the Yankees rank in various offensive categories within the American League:

Runs: 9th

Hits: 6th

Total bases: 5th

Triples: 4th

Doubles: 5th

Homers: 4th

RBI: 5th

Sacrifices: 5th

Sacrifice flies: 11th

Hit batters: 6th

Walks: 9th

Strikeouts: 3rd

Stolen bases: 12th

GIDP: 6th

LOB: 9th

SLG: 6th

OBP: 10th

Avg: 10th

A few other stats: They are 59 of 145 with runners in scoring position (.245). But Robinson Cano (4 for 34), Jason Giambi (2 for 22), Melky Cabrera (4 for 19), Hideki Matsui (4 for 18) and Alex Roddriguez (3 for 23) are way below average.

None of this means a whole lot after a month. It just shows that the offense has yet to give much support to the pitching staff. Part of the grand plan was for Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy to enjoy plenty of big leads while they learned their craft. It didn’t work out that way.

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