Yankees potent offense is leading their first-place charge


The Yankees MLB-leading runs scored has them at the forefront of a new era in baseball. It’s irrefutable that the theme of the 2019 season thus far has been ridiculously explosive offenses that are producing at historic rates.

The Yankees and Twins concluded an excellent three-game series on Wednesday by scoring a ton of runs, just like they did on Tuesday, and as they also did on Monday. The series was a perfect example of the current times in baseball.

I’m predicting that the slobber-knocker Yankees vs. Twins series is a preview of the 2019 MLB postseason. A total of 57 runs were scored between both teams in three games, along with 20 home runs!

According to Baseball-Reference, the 2019 average for runs scored per game for each MLB team is 4.83, which is an increase of 8.53% compared to 2018. Home runs per game in 2019 are at an all-time high of 1.38 per game, which is an increase of 18.26% compared to ’18.

After dropping Monday’s game, the Yanks on Tuesday were led by the late-inning heroics of former Twin, Aaron Hicks in what is being dubbed the game of the year. As for Wednesday, Didi Gregorius continued his offensive surge.

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Following a perfect Tuesday night performance where he went 5-for-5 at the plate and drove in seven of the Yanks 14 runs, he was the hero in Wednesday’s series finale. Sir Didi helped the Yanks overcome JA Happ’s awful start by going an impressive 3-for-5 with three runs batted in.

We knew this was going to be a fun, offensive packed series that was abusive to pitchers. But one team had to come out on top, and the difference between the Yankees and Twins is simple; the Yanks were able to get more men on base. That’s why they lead the majors with 588 runs scored and average 5.82 runs per game.

The Twins exit the series leading the majors with 194 home runs and they average 1.92 homers per game. With that being said, it was unsurprising to me that the Twins outhomered the Yanks in the series 12 to 8. However, their power was not enough to win the three-game set.

Perhaps the Twins will learn before the season ends that the home run isn’t everything. The Yankees learned that last postseason after the Red Sox knocked out them out of the ALDS.

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Even though the 2018 Bronx Bombers broke the record for home runs hit by a team in a single season, they couldn’t advance to the ALCS, let alone the World Series. And that’s all that really matters in baseball.