Results for tag: Subway Series
Posted by: Larry Fleisher on May 22, 2011 at 11:30:43 AM

Today is May 22 and a year ago at this exact time, the Yankees had hit 50 home runs. Two years ago at the same time, they had 66. Three years ago at the same moment (the morning of May 22), the Yankees had connected 46 times.

Those are the home run figures through games of May 21 the previous three years of Joe Girardi's managerial reign and following yesterday's four home run display, the Yankees have hit 70 in 1482 at-bats, which means that every 21.1 at-bats a home run will leave someone's bat.

The home runs have helped the Yankees lead the AL with 226 runs scored and with a .447 slugging percentage, but they also have seen the Yankees rank low in other hitting categories. In doubles, the Yankees are 14th, in total hits, they are 11th and in batting average, they are ninth.

Much has

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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on May 21, 2011 at 05:10:50 PM

Today is May 21 and for the second year in a row on this date, the Yankees are playing the Mets. Last year, it was Javier Vazquez on the mound in one of his finest moments as a Yankee. Five years ago on this date, the Mets were winners over the Yankee at Shea Stadium when Carlos Delgado and David Wright hit home runs off Aaron Small.

Small was like R.A. Dickey for the Yankees back then but the follow-up to a 10-0 2005 season did not end well, similiar to how Dickey had struggled until last night.

Speaking of struggles, the Yankees have lost six straight home games and this is the second skid of that length since the 95-loss 1990 season. The other was during this in May 2003 when the Yankees dropped eight straight May 16-26, 2003, a stretch that included a four-game sweep to the Toronto

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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on May 21, 2011 at 02:38:09 AM

A common conversation topic heard through various portions of Yankee Stadium last night probably went something like this:

"The Mets have these no-name guys from Buffalo, how can they beat the Yankees. The Yankees are better than the Mets."

For two hours, 55 minutes that topic was occasionally discussed. It was mentioned as the Mets opened the Subway Series by getting performances from three players who a year ago were not really key components.

Player number one is R.A. Dickey, who made his first Met start May 19, 2010 and won 11 games to earn a two-year contract. Dickey had not had much on his knuckleball this year as he struggled with that pitch for five straight defeats but last night he found a way to confound the Yankee bats.

"You've just got to fight through those little bumps

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