- No Yankee starting pitcher this season has a HR/FB% below 11.1%. The one that does is David Phelps, and he only started 2 games.
- 35 of the 65 hits (53.85%) allowed by Ivan Nova in his 8 starts this year have gone for extra bases (22 doubles, 3 triples, 10 home runs).
- Alex Rodriguez has 9 XBH in 167 plate appearances this season, 4 doubles and 5 HR. Brett Gardner, Eric Chavez, and Jayson Nix have a combined 9 XBH in 110 combined plate appearances.
- Even with a couple of hits today, the offense is still just 5-55 with RISP over the past 7 games.
It's pretty simple. When your pitchers are giving up too many home runs and extra bases hits in untimely situations and your hitters aren't hitting enough extra base hits in timely situations, you aren't going to win a lot of baseball games.
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