(Joe wants some more numbers! Courtesy of The AP)
Why, you ask? Because that series was just bizarre and it warrants more conversation about it, that's why.
- 25: The number of points that Eric Chavez's batting average went up in the 4 games. That'll happen when you go 9-16 and are the only consistent source of offense for your team.
- 68: The number of points that Chavez's OPS went up in the 4 games. That'll happen when 4 of your hits are for extra bases (2 2B, 2 HR). Chavez also scored 6 runs and drove in 5. He was the MVP of games 108-111.
- 9: The number of infield singles the Tigers had in the series. 8 of them came in the last 2 games. Prince Fielder had 2 of them. That's just straight up ridiculous.
/D-Rob and Hiroki nod in agreement
- 8: The number of lineouts the Yankees had in the series. Seriously, the BABIP gods were cursing the Yankees left and right in those 4 games.
- 4: The number of ejections of Yankee coaching personnel this season. All of them have come against the Tigers. (Got that one from Brian Hoch)
It was a frustrating start and an inspiring ending to the 4-game ordeal in Detroit. I'm just glad it's over.