June 3, 2013

Schadenfreude 157 (A Continuing Series)

George A. King III, Post:
The biggest reason has been a lack of runs. In the past eight games, the Yankees have scored 15 runs. Four times they have been limited to a run, and last night they didn't score in five innings.
Kevin Kernan, Post:
The numbers are so cold and so revealing.

The Yankees have gone from Bronx Bombers to Bronx Bummers on offense. The difference between the Red Sox and Yankees is painfully obvious. ...

The Red Sox are first in baseball with 289 runs scored.

The Yankees are 20th with 223. That puts them 12th in the American League. To fully understand what that means, consider the lowly Astros, who basically are rebuilding from the ground up, have scored more runs than the Yankees with 227. ...

These are much different days in The Bronx. The explosive offense is history.
John Harper, Daily News:
Remember the good old days of, say, last year, when people worried about the Yankees hitting too many home runs and not enough singles?

Yeah, this team should have such problems.

Simply put, scoring runs hasn't been such an issue in the Bronx since the bad old days of the early '90s ...

Suffice to say the warm and fuzzy feeling everyone had for these gutty, gritty, replacement Yankees is wearing off fast. Actually, the fans never seemed to buy in anyway, judging by a signicant decline in TV ratings, so maybe they were ahead of the curve on this. ...

On this pace the Yankees would score fewer than 670 runs, a stunningly low total ...

In fact, the lowest total the Yankees scored in the last 18 years was 789 in 2008 ... You have to go back to 1992, when the Yankees scored 674 runs in [Buck] Showalter's first year as manager, to find a team that compared to this one.

1 comment:

allan said...

"New York hasn't had an extra-base hit in its last 20 innings of play, since Vernon Wells' double in the second inning on Friday."