Here’s where the Yankees rank in various offensive categories within the American League:
Total bases: 5th
Sacrifice flies: 11th
Hit batters: 6th
Stolen bases: 12th
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.