You no doubt recall that in 2015, the Yankees trailed only the Blue Jays across MLB in terms of average runs scored per game.
This year, we are currently 7th, but it's early yet. However, the other day, when our average was a wee bit higher, ESPN of course noted in its MLB home page blurb that the Yankees had lost even with a then-leading (I think) 6+ runs per game average.
This has got to be the dumbest statistic in baseball. Anyone who suffered through our 2015 season would know that. While it may say something about a team like Toronto, which scores a fairly high amount of runs with fairly high consistency, it takes the Yankees to demonstrate why it more generally means as much as Trump saying he will support whoever the Republican nominee happens to be.
Sure, we'll have our good stretches where we suddenly put up double digits twice in a week, when the stars align and Jupiter is in Mars and A-Rod isn't in the terlet.
For the record, our run production so far has been 3, 16, 8, 0, 8, 3, 2 and 2. Good for a 5.25 average!! Whoo. Man, we are fearsome...on occasion.
And we're 4-4. Pitching has allowed us to win one game where we didn't score 8 or more runs. But like last year, our hurlers have to go out there and assume they need to hold the other guys to 2 runs, probably less, to notch a W. I'm not the first guy to bring this up, but that doesn't really bode very well, now, do it?