The game has changed, but Yanks got to get closer to this figure ….

Yankee Stadium Frieze

This is a followup to what I wrote before about how Yankees pitchers need to go longer in postseason games.

From 1996-2003 the Yanks won 6 out of 8 pennants and 4 WS titles.

They played 103 postseason games. The starter went over 6 innings in 65 of those games. 63%

Since Game 2 of the 2012 ALCS, the Yanks have played in 30 postseason games. In only 7 of those games has the Yankees starter pitched six or more innings. 23%

Yes. I know the game has changed, and I think not for the better. But for the Yanks to get better than just losing in the ALCS, I think that percentage has to be closer to that 1996-2003 rate.     \

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