The Series in Yankeemetrics (July 19-22)
July, 23, 2012
By Katie Sharp, ESPN Stats & Information
AP PhotoRussell Martin can't make the tag on Yoenis Cespedes, who scores the winning run on Friday.
The Yankees lost each game of this series by one run. According to Elias, this is the first time in franchise history they were swept in a four-game series with each loss by one run.
Swept Away By The Bay
The A's completed the sweep against the Yankees on Sunday, their first four-game sweep of the Bronx Bombers since 1972. It was also the first time the Yankees were swept in a road series of at least four games against the A's franchise since 1913 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia. The 1913 Yankees went 57-94; the A's won the World Series in 1913.
Yankees pitchers had 14 strikeouts and issued just one walk during the 12-inning game. It is the first time in the Live Ball era that Yankees pitchers have struck out at least 14 batters and walked no more than one in a game of at least 10 innings.
Say It Ain't So, Cano
The Yankees suffered their third straight loss to the A's on Saturday, 2-1, and walked just once during the first three games of this series. The last time the Yankees lost three games in a row with one walk or fewer in each game was 1992.
Robinson Cano's hit streak ended at 23 games in the loss. It was the fourth-longest by a Yankees left-hander in the Live Ball era, and tied for the fourth-longest by a Yankee since Joe DiMaggio's record 56-game streak in 1941.
Jarrod Parker was the third A’s rookie in a row to beat the Yankees. According to Elias, the last team to win three straight versus the Yankees with a rookie getting the win in each game was the 1916 Indians.
Two Is Not Enough
Not only did the Yankees suffer a 3-2 walk-off loss to the A's on Friday, they also ended their near-historic three-run scoring streak at 43 games.
Cano did his best to keep the streak alive with a ninth-inning, game-tying homer.
Cano is the fourth Yankee to hit a game-tying homer in the ninth inning in Oakland since the team moved there in 1968. Bobby Brown (1980), Darryl Strawberry (1998) and Alex Rodriguez (2004) are the others.
The Yankees were shut down by rookie Tommy Milone, who became the first A's pitcher since Eddie Plank in 1913 with at least 10 strikeouts and no runs allowed against the Yankees, according to Elias.
On Thursday the Yankees lost their first game at Oakland since April 22, 2010, snapping a nine-game win streak there with a 4-3 loss. It was the Yankees' longest road win streak against the A's since a 10-gamer from 1955-56, when the team was based in Kansas City.
David Phelps pitched his second outing this season of at least 2⅓ perfect innings with four strikeouts. The only other Yankee in the Live Ball era to have two relief outings of at least 2⅓ perfect innings and four-or-more strikeouts in each appearance was Ron Davis in 1981.
Ridiculous Yankeemetric Of Week
On Friday, Ivan Nova allowed five or more extra-base hits but gave up two runs or fewer for the third time this season. No other Yankees pitcher in the Live Ball era has more than one such outing in a single season.