Sunday, May 6, 2018

Yankee collapse continues; average margin of victory falls to just 2 runs

The Yankee blowout victory meltdown continued Saturday, as the troubled 2018 squad eked out a meager three-run win, once again failing to recreate the nine and ten-run bulges of late April.

Over the last five Yankee victories - (by margins of 3, 1, 1, 4 and 4 runs) - the average win differential stands at only 2.00 runs - far too close for comfort. In fact, in several games, opposing teams actually brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth inning! The latest five-game win margin has dropped dramatically from the previous five - (1, 10, 1, 1, 3 runs) - which offered a serviceable average of 3.06-runs. Yet both stand as a virtual free-fall from the 6.06-run Triumph Tab Total, that earmarked the sperm-spewing blowouts of mid-April. 

Unless manager Aaron Boone somehow can rally his troops, the Yankee victory margin could fall into 1.00-run territory - with games that are regularly decided in the late innings, sometimes balancing on one or two key plays. Such a nightmare scenario would crush the Yankiverse's hopes for a season of enjoyable, comforting, calmly delivered massacres. 

We need to staunch this season-threatening, lochian, vaginal bleeding... now! 

It's now been seven - yes, seven - long, terrifying games since the last certifiable Yankee blowout victory - an economical 11-1 frat party cruise over the then-mighty Angels. It now seems like last year. Clearly, the onus must fall on Brett Gardner and Giancarlo Stanton, whose failures to deliver have cost the Yankees several would-be laughers. Yesterday, had either player delivered a mere four or five-hit outing, the Yankee victory margin could have expanded to seven or eight runs - padding seasonal numbers and allowing mop up work for AJ Cole and David Hale, who have been incredibly underutilized. As it was, Stanton and Aaron Judge's collective 0-8 yesterday nearly ruined the victory for everyone. 

It sets up a must-blowout scenario today, with the Yankees desperately needing a 10 or 12 run victory margin. Unless this team changes course soon, mid-May could bring forth a long overdue housecleaning. 

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

1998

TheWinWarblist said...
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TheWinWarblist said...

How dare you, Sir, invoke that hallowed number!? The Yankees aren't even in first place! How dare you, Sir!? How dare you?

Parson Tom said...

I always look a gift horse in the mouth

Anonymous said...

This is their first 14-1 stretch since July 1998.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Everyone still laughing at my prediction of 64 hexadecimal wins this year?

At this sss juncture, they are projecting out to 71 hexadecimal wins. Maybe I undershot. Then again, Swannie will probably take care of that, and more.

HoraceClarke66 said...

I know! Don't invoke that number! I'll have to run another "Epic Yankees Flameout" season in order to satiate OMUDOMU.

TheWinWarblist said...

It's okay, Ruf. We're always still laughing at you.