There's these 2 shit-flavored tidbits to hold you over:
- The Yankees' team .332 OBP is their lowest since 1992
This point was talked about multiple times by the ESPN broadcast crew last night, and I think it's very telling to what's gone wrong with this offense lately and all season. There aren't a lot of grinders in this lineup anymore; there aren't guys who work counts, foul balls off, take walks. There's a lot of hackers and a lot more swings and misses. Probably explains why the Yanks have hit so many home runs but likely won't finish with a single 100-RBI guy.
- The Yankees have had 6 hits or fewer in 5 straight games for the first time since 1990
I don't care who you are, what side of the plate you hit from, and how much good or bad BABIP luck you have, that's fucking awful. Awful. Mike Axisa pointed this out in his game recap on RAB this morning and I can't think him enough for contributing to my early morning depression.
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