Sports by the Numbers NYY Stat of the Week
5 The Yankees carry a (5) game winning streak into the last week of May - it is their longest streak of the season to date, and it coincides with the return of A-Rod to the line-up. The club lost his first game back from the DL, but broke out of an offensive slump in a big way by scoring 41 runs as they won their next five games.
9 Jason Giambi is only hitting .230 but he does lead the club with (9) homeruns - a total that is currently the seventh best in the league. There are a couple of ways to look at Giambi though - one, he has four RBI in his last seven games, or two, all four of those RBI came on two swings of the stick, and in his last ten games those are the only runs he has driven in.
75 New York fell (7.5) games back on May 22, which makes talk of Willie Randolph's job being in jeopardy fairly interesting - and makes me wonder how long the Yankees can stay a .500 club until Joe Girardi starts to feel a little bit of heat.
333 A-Rod hit (.333) during his first six games back from the DL - going 7 for 21, with two doubles, two homeruns (should have been one double and three homeruns, but that's another story), five RBI, and six runs scored. He got at least one hit and scored at least one run in five of his first six games back.
439 Mike Mussina beat Seattle on Saturday for his sixth win in seven starts - and his ERA now stands at (4.39) as he improved his record to 7-4 overall. He is also the team leader in victories, having passed Chien-Ming Wang, who started the year 6-0, but who has now lost his last two decisions and hasn't won in his last four starts.
531 Just thought I'd mention it - but Joe Torre has a (.531) winning percentage in LA after posting a 26-23 record out west during his first 49 games with the Dodgers. His club is in second place, only 3.5 back of the Diamondbacks, despite dealing with several key injuries of their own.