Game 6: Some Runs Would be Nice

Through five games, the Yankees offense ranks:

  • 24th in runs scored, with 14
  • 28th in slugging percentage, at .320
  • 29th in ISO, at .065
  • 30th in home runs, with zero

Small sample size caveats abound, to be sure, and yet the fact remains that the offense has been woeful … at best. Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, and Alfonso Soriano have a combined .446 SLG – and by combined, I mean literally adding their slugging percentages together. A home run and a couple of doubles from that trio could turn things around in a hurry, to be fair, so it would be inane to harp on their struggles. Even the most stalwart pessimist expects the Yankees offense to improve, despite the haphazardly constructed infield – so here’s hoping that turnaround begins today.

New York Yankees Toronto Blue Jays
Brett Gardner, LF Melky Cabrera, CF
Derek Jeter, SS Maicer Izturis, 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Jose Bautista, RF
Brian McCann, C Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
Alfonso Soriano, DH Dioner Navarro, DH
Kelly Johnson, 1B Erik Kratz, C
Brian Roberts, 2B Brett Lawrie, 3B
Ichiro Suzuki, RF Moises Sierra, LF
Yangervis Solarte, 3B Jonathan Diaz, SS
CC Sabathia, SP Drew Hutchison, SP

Domenic is a staff writer for It's About the Money, and the host of the It's About the Money Stupid podcast. By day, he is a mild-mannered real estate attorney on Long Island, and an aspiring intellectual degenerate.

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