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Who needs runners on base?

Posted on: June 12, 2012 1:00 pm
 
Amazing that when the Yankees can't seem to hit with runner on, their starters step up for the last 2 weeks and carry the team to the top of the AL East.  Robertson is due back in a few days, but Gardner keeps having setbacks and isn't expected until mid-July.  The team's ERA has improved from 22nd to 10th in MLB over the last 3 weeks, while they won 14 of the last 18 or so.

The Rays and O's continue to hang around and the O's look for real.  Jays?  Not so much, with Brabdon Morrow injured.

The Red Sox continue to struggle - so much so Bobby V. is asking for automated umps. 

The standings... and why:

AL East:          Era Starter-Pen,     OPS        GB

NY Yankees  (35-25)  4.23 - 2.78,  796
Tampa Bay   (35-25)  3.45 - 3.30,  711    - 0.0
Baltimore      (34-26)  4.65 - 2.37,  728    - 1.0
Toronto          (31-30)  3.99 - 4.11,  730    - 4.5
Boston           (29-32)  4.94 - 3.53,  771    - 6.5

Recent play:

NY Yankees, Last 7 days: 6 wins.  Slg: 464, ERA: 1.71
Tampa Bay,   Last 7 days: 4 wins.  Slg: 406, ERA: 3.29
Toronto,         Last 7 days: 3 wins.  Slg: 424, ERA: 3.34
Baltimore,     Last 7 days: 4 wins.  Slg: 324, ERA: 4.50
Boston,          Last 7 days: 1 wins.  Slg: 325, ERA: 3.86

Imagine what happens when NY returns to hitting with runners on base...  in addition to HRs?







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