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Old 06-25-2012, 12:34 PM   #364
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Originally Posted by cyberdos View Post
You know very well that come playoff time pitching heavily outweighs hitting.
like last year, when only 72 runs were scored in the world series.

Originally Posted by cyberdos View Post
The heavy hitting Yankee bats usually get silenced by opposing pitching.
i think that, more than anything, just shows that the playoffs are unpredictable; in any given game, the yankees seem just as likely to smoke a top tier pitcher for 8 runs as get blitzed by a 7era rookie or journeyman.

edit: additional info, from regarding risp, and opposing pitching:
since May 10th the Yankees have won games against David Price and Felix Hernandez (back-to-back nights), Justin Verlander, Johan Santana, R.A. Dickey, and Gio Gonzalez. All-Stars, Cy Young winners, and maybe the two best pitchers in the NL this year. Not a bad group. Yes, this Yankee offense beat them all.
the 1996 Yankees were 11-for-50 with RISP in their six-game World Series victory over the Braves, and the 2001 Yankees were two defensive outs away from beating the Diamondbacks in the World Series, despite going just 6-for-36 with RISP in the seven game series.
Remember all those clutch hits in ’01 by Jeter, Martinez, and Brosius? Home runs. All of them. And Alfonso Soriano nearly hit the series-winning home run in Game 7. But then in the bottom of the 9th… oh, never mind. You know how that ends.

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