Inside the Yankees' 10-game winning streak
The Yankees won 10 consecutive games over the Mets, Braves and Nationals, before the Braves finally put a stop to the Yankees winning streak on June 19. Here's how the Yankees strung together that streak.
The Yankees' winning streak has encompassed three-game sweeps of the Mets at Yankee Stadium, the Braves at Turner Field and the Nationals at Nationals Park. Their 10th win came in the series opener against Atlanta at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees have outscored their opponents 52-21 during the winning streak. They're averaging 5.20 runs per game, while allowing an average of 2.10 runs. They've shut out one opponent (the Braves) and have held down the opposition to three runs or less in eight games.
The biggest component of the win streak has been the Yankees' pitching. The starters have a 2.09 ERA and 1.13 WHIP over the last 10 games. They've struck out 64 batters in 69 innings and walked just 17.
The bullpen has also been effective. Yankee relievers have a 1.38 ERA and 0.92 WHIP during the last 10 games. They've struck out 21 and walked nine in 26 innings, allowing just 15 hits.
As a whole, the Yankees have hit .257 (89-for-346) with 17 home runs during the winning streak.
Some of the Yankee hitters have been particularly hot. Curtis Granderson is 11-for-39 (.282) with four home runs, Robinson Cano is 13-for-35 (.371) with four home runs and Derek Jeter is 14-for-46 (.304).
Other Yankee hitters have struggled during the streak. Raul Ibanez is 3-for-24 (.125) with a home run and Russell Martin is 6-for-34 (.176) with two home runs. Alex Rodriguez is somewhere in between, going 8-for-34 (.235) with one home run. That home run, of course, was his 23rd career grand slam, tying him with Lou Gehrig for first place on the all-time list.
The Yankees have made just three errors in their last 10 games, turning seven double plays during the streak.