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The Yankees get their fewest base runners in a post-season game

Posted by Andy on October 19, 2010

Last night, Cliff Lee and Neftali Feliz allowed just 3 Yankees to reach base, the fewest ever for one of their playoff games:

Rk Date Series Gm# Tm Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB TOB IBB SO HBP SH SF ROE GDP SB CS WPA RE24 aLI LOB #
1 2010-10-18 ALCS 3 NYY TEX L 0-8 30 29 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.548 -4.731 .965 3 9
2 2001-10-28 WS 2 NYY ARI L 0-4 30 29 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 -0.532 -5.113 .972 3 11
3 1958-10-05 WS 4 NYY MLN L 0-3 31 29 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 4 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.506 -4.038 .990 4 15
4 2003-10-08 ALCS 1 NYY BOS L 2-5 32 29 2 3 1 0 0 2 2 5 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 -0.372 -2.802 .858 3 10
5 1949-10-05 WS 1 NYY BRO W 1-0 29 29 1 5 2 0 1 1 0 5 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.200 -4.151 1.229 4 9
6 1926-10-03 WS 2 NYY STL L 2-6 31 30 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 -0.283 -2.702 .915 2 14
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Generated 10/19/2010.

Almost as astounding---do you know how many playoff games the Yankees have appeared in overall?

Take a guess and then click through for the answer.

Counting last night, the Yankees have played in 361 playoff games. Wow.

Here are the ones in which they've had the most base runners:

Rk Date Series Gm# Tm Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB TOB IBB SO HBP SH SF ROE GDP SB CS WPA RE24 aLI LOB #
1 2004-10-16 ALCS 3 NYY BOS W 19-8 53 47 19 22 8 1 4 18 5 28 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.861 13.649 .544 7 11
2 1936-10-02 WS 2 NYY NYG W 18-4 51 41 18 17 1 0 2 18 9 27 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0.478 13.338 .435 6 9
3 1932-10-02 WS 4 NYY CHC W 13-6 53 45 13 19 4 0 3 13 6 27 1 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.710 8.450 1.271 13 14
4 1981-10-14 ALCS 2 NYY OAK W 13-3 48 42 13 19 2 0 2 13 3 25 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0.646 9.437 .749 11 15
5 1960-10-06 WS 2 NYY PIT W 16-3 51 45 16 19 3 1 2 15 5 25 0 11 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0.347 11.712 .432 8 12
6 1998-10-18 WS 2 NYY SDP W 9-3 44 37 9 16 1 0 2 8 7 24 0 5 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 0.359 4.605 .325 11 10
7 1926-10-06 WS 4 NYY STL W 10-5 47 34 10 14 5 0 3 10 10 24 0 6 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.650 5.217 .654 10 9
8 1978-10-15 WS 5 NYY LAD W 12-2 46 42 12 18 2 0 0 11 4 23 1 6 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0.483 8.350 .612 10 13
9 1961-10-09 WS 5 NYY CIN W 13-5 50 40 13 15 4 1 2 13 6 23 2 6 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0.551 8.340 .323 10 11
10 1936-10-06 WS 6 NYY NYG W 13-5 51 45 13 17 0 1 1 12 6 23 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.469 8.338 .761 11 10
11 2004-10-18 ALCS 5 NYY BOS L 4-5 64 53 4 12 3 0 1 4 8 22 1 16 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 -0.878 -4.323 1.875 18 9
12 1996-10-23 WS 4 NYY ATL W 8-6 51 42 8 12 0 0 1 6 9 22 1 9 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0.371 2.452 1.513 13 22
13 1995-10-07 ALDS 4 NYY SEA L 8-11 47 38 8 14 4 0 1 7 8 22 0 6 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0.089 2.828 1.383 12 12
14 1995-10-04 ALDS 2 NYY SEA W 7-5 61 51 7 11 2 0 4 7 8 22 1 11 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 -0.007 -2.877 1.937 11 14
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Generated 10/19/2010.

Game #11 above should trigger a few memories...

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13 Responses to “The Yankees get their fewest base runners in a post-season game”

  1. Game #11 above should trigger a few memories...

    Only if you combine it with Game #1

  2. Boy the 1949-1953 Yanks could do no wrong. The 1949 team was the only one to win with 5 or less men on base.

  3. Lee was really off his game last night allowing a walk

  4. Andy, this is a bit of a nit-pick, but ... For the sake of clarity, I hope you will rework your opening sentence: "Last night, Cliff Lee allowed just 3 Yankees to reach base, the fewest ever for one of their playoff games:"

    Lee did allow just 3 baserunners, but he didn't pitch the whole game.

  5. WE GET IT, the yankees sucked last night and lee was awesome. now stop with the jinxing! jesus is going to hear you and make it worse!

  6. John, I'll go ahead and fix it although I'll admit your nitpicking is getting annoying.

  7. @4, Has any started allowed fewer base runners than Lee did last night to the Yankees in a post-season game? In that first list none have. So, Andy was right the first time. I could be wrong...

    Andy you always do a bang-up job of thinking of scenarios that are missed by the ESPNs of the world.

  8. To be fair, I heard this stat on the radio.

  9. Andy, good post as usual.

    What do you mean by the Yankees having appeared in "361 player games"? Do you mean the members of the current Yankees' roster have appeared in 361 player-games? Or that the Yankees as a franchise have played in 361 postseason games?

  10. Kelly, that was a typo. Fixed it now, thanks.

  11. In this series, the Yanks have scored 8 runs while making 81 outs. 5 of the 8 runs came in between outs 21 and 22 (i.e. with 0 outs in 8th inning of game 1). Obviously it is a miracle (for Yankee fans) the Rangers are not going for the sweep tonight.

    Side note - I believe it is a good decision to start A.J. Burnett tonight. This is not because I think he will definitely pitch well, but I think the potential is there for him to pitch a great game. Plus CC hasn't exactly been lighting it up in his 2 previous starts.

  12. DoubleDiamond Says:

    I didn't see that game on October 18, 2004. I didn't even know about it until a few days later. The day after the 19-8 Yankee win that put them up 3 games to none in the ALCS, I went on a vacation to some national parks where I didn't pay much attention to the news, even though there were TVs in the rooms where I stayed. I was so sure that the Yankees had swept that I didn't even want to know more about it. I'm not even much of a Red Sox fan, but after what had happened in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS, I really felt bad for them.

    The night of 2004's Game 7, I checked into a motel with a computer in the lobby. Somewhere, I read about the Red Sox coming back to tie the series and force that game, and they were about to win that one, too. I went back to my room and watched the rest of the game on TV.

    The dates in October 2010 are falling on the same days of the week as those in October 2004. The timing of the League Championship Series is off by a few days. But I wish I could be on a National Parks vacation this week and not seeing what's happening to the Phillies.

  13. Yeah, go Giants!!