Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The difference between this year and last year

Through April 15, 2008 the Yankees scored 56 runs.

Through April 15, 2009, the Yankees scored 51 runs.

The caveat: In 2008, the season started April 1. In 2009, it started April 6.

Thus, last year, in five more games played, for a total of fifteen games, the Yankees scored only four more runs than they have this year, through nine games.

The offensive explosion isn't limited to the Yanks-check out the Jays-but if this is what the Yanks are doing now--and they have yet to score fewer than four runs in a game, what happens when A-Rod comes back?