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Sliding Into Home:
Here's the story from ESPN Stats & Info: it was worth passing along:According to AccuScore, which utilizes 10,000 computer simulations, A-Rod’s absence won’t impact the Yankees much. Assuming Rodriguez misses eight weeks, it won’t cost the Yankees even a full game. Regardless of whether he’s there or not, the odds of them winning the AL East are still better than 97 percent.
In terms of history, it’s unlikely the Yankees will surrender their eight-game lead in the AL East. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the largest lead the Yankees have had at any time in a season in which they did not finish in first place was six games in 1933 (June 6-7).
The Yankees haven’t been affected much over the past three seasons when Rodriguez is not in the lineup. Since 2010, they’re a combined 63-29 (.685 win percentage) without him and 188-142 (.570 win percentage) with him.
A-Rod’s power has declined significantly over the years. Since winning his last MVP in 2007, ...
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Pitching: RHP Aaron Cook (2-3, 3.50)
Pitching: RHP Phil Hughes (9-8, 4.09)