• On too-many-homers and the postseason

    The Yankees have a problem: they score too many of their runs by way of the home run. With 115 home runs in their first 72 games, and “helped” by the fact that they’re last in the American League in batting average with runners in scoring position, the Yankees have scored over half of all of their runs so far this season on balls leaving the field of play. Of course, the Yankees are also at the top of the league in wRC+ and in the top five in runs scored, to say nothing of having the best winning percentage in all of baseball as of today, so this isn’t a problem now, by any means, no, this is a Ticking Time Bomb of October Doom!

    Or at least that’s what I’m told.