Going to the game this afternoon? You’re almost sure to see a home run.
The Yankees have the most homers in baseball with 173, Texas is second with 171. The Yankees have hit 105 homers in 58 games at home, 12 more than the Rangers have hit in their 58 home games.
On only four occasions this season — May 6, June 16, June 18 and July 26 — have the Yankees failed to hit a home run during a home game.
There has been only one game this season without a homer at Yankee Stadium: June 18. The Nationals beat the Yankees 3-0 that day. There were 15 hits and remarkably none cleared the fence.
The Yankees are on a pace that would give them 248 home runs this season — 68 more than last season. That is due almost entirely to the new Stadium. The Yankees hit 92 homers at home last season and are on a pace to hit 147 in the Bronx this season.
Mark Teixeira’s addition is a one reason. But the Yankees also didn’t have A-Rod for five weeks and missed Jorge Posada for nearly a month when he was on the DL.
I’m not saying this is good or bad. It’s just remarkable how many home runs have been hit this season, both by the Yankees and specifically at the Stadium.