The New York Yankees kicked off their season with a disappointing 5-5 record.
Now, the blame shouldn’t be placed on the pitching staff, which is fourth in MLB with 2.9 runs allowed per game.
They also have the fourth-lowest ERA, with 2.52.
The offense, however, has been almost non-existent.
“The Yankees have scored 30 runs in their first 10 games, their fewest through 10 games since 1977. Sunday was the first time they were shutout by the Orioles since 2016,” ESPN Stats and Info tweeted.
The Yankees have scored 30 runs in their first 10 games, their fewest through 10 games since 1977.
Sunday was the first time they were shutout by the Orioles since 2016. pic.twitter.com/bKsenN4bgE
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 17, 2022
If being shut out by the Orioles’ woeful pitching staff isn’t bad enough, the Yankees still haven’t produced much against the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays.
The Yankees’ Offensive Production Hasn’t Been There
They rank 25th in the majors (out of 30 teams) with their 30 runs scored.
That’s not worthy of the “Bronx Bombers” nickname, and to be honest, they weren’t worthy of it last year either.
Over the weekend, the Yankees were dominated by mediocre pitchers.
They combined to pitch 14.1 innings with one earned run allowed.
What’s even worse is that the Yankees have several offensive performers with decent numbers.
DJ LeMahieu, Anthony Rizzo, and Jose Trevino all have a slugging percentage over .500; while LeMahieu, Rizzo, Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, and Trevino have an OBP of .350 or better, in several cases over .380.
It seems like only a matter of time for the Yankees to get hot and get better luck with runners in scoring position, but several hitters need to pick it up or risk being replaced.
As a result, the Yankees’ offense suffers.