EMERGENCY: The Yankees and the Red Sox Are in the “Sunken Place”

The Yankees and the Red Sox are in the "Sunken Place"

After the Yankees and the Red Sox lost their 7th and 9th game respectively, Manny has had enough. Just be warned, this is a no holds barred, emergency podcast.

The New York Yankees are currently 5-7. Why? Because they are overly relying on the long ball and the team, as a whole, just can’t finish games. That’s right, the best bullpen in baseball cannot finish games.

Here are some more points covered on the Yanks in this EMERGENCY EPISODE:

    • At 5-7, the Yankees are tied with the Baltimore Orioles.
    • They were swept by the Houston Astros for the first time ever.
    • The worst part is, statistically, they should be much better than this.
    • The problem is this team can’t finish games:
      • 9x this team has had the lead or have been tied at the end of the 6th
      • 8x this team has had the lead or have been tied at the end of the 7th
      • 6x this team has had the lead or have been tied at the end of the 8th

Yankees segment ends at the 8:59 point.

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The Boston Red Sox are currently 3-9, good for last place in the AL East. Why? Because the team’s starting pitcher, namely their ace Chris Sale, is struggling on a whole new level.

Here are some more points covered on the Red Sox in this EMERGENCY EPISODE:

    • Chris Sale(-0.3 fWAR) says he’s never pitched like this before… he’s right.
      • Has 3 losses in 3 GS this year. Had 4 losses all of last year.
      • Has a 9.00 ERA, but a 7.23 FIP and a 1.54 WHIP.
      • Fastball down from 2012:
        • 94.7 MPH average from 2012 – 2018. In 2019, his average fastball is 91.6 MPH.
        • This has resulted in Sale using his slider and changeup more. He’s abandoned his sinker.
      • His Whiff Rate is 1.23% which is a career low.
      • His SwStr% is a career low 10.5%

It’s not all Chris Sale either. Red Sox starting pitching has the worst ERA (8.78), FIP (6.95), WHIP (1.86), and Record (0-8) in baseball.

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