2011 MLB Playoffs: 5 Yankees Responsible for Game 5 Loss

October 7, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments
Article Source: Bleacher Report - New York Yankees

Dear middle of the New York Yankees lineup,

I would like to take this time to thank you for showing up this OctoberYour performance will forever be remembered as one of the all-time worst performances in MLB history (right up there with the collapse of the 2011 Red Sox).

Whether Nick Swisher was too busy arguing with the umpires or Alex Rodriguez was sidetracked gazing into the mirror, there’s no mistaking the facts: the 4-6 hitters didn’t show up this postseason.

Rodriguez, Teixeira, and Swisher combined for a whopping .163 average against the Detroit Tigers in the ALDS, a far cry from their performance during the regular season.

Although the Yankees hit .260 as a team and scored the second-most runs in franchise history in a single postseason division series, they hit .234 and fanned 16 times with runners in scoring position (RISP).

(All stats compiled from ESPN)

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