Originally posted on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 6/18/12
If you aren't a Yankee fan, you may not know (or, care about) the stats below. If you are one, you won't mind seeing them again. The Yankees: Have won 9 straight games. Have won 9 straight against teams with winning records for the first time ever. Have swept 3 straight series. Are on their longest winning streak in 3 years. Are 15 games over .500. Are in first place in the American League East.  Are 13-2 in the month of June, the best in the Majors. Have the best record in the American League at 40-25 Truly sparkling stats. How did they do it? Two things: 1) Pitching- Both the starters and relievers have pitched their butts off this month. 2) The long ball- The Yankees have 99 home runs so far this season, tops in MLB. This team has definitely turned things around. Or, have they? Yesterday they were 0-12 with runners in scoring position. To state the obvious, they will never make it through the playoffs hitting like that with RISP.  Also, they won...
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