Yankees have been in the top five in home runs since the beginning of the season, but they have been in the top five of home runs allowed as well.
Yankee Stadium is one of those reasons, with the short porches and small dimensions, Yankee Stadium is a hitter's dream and a pitcher's nightmare.
So limiting home runs is obviously a concern for the Yankees, and that can be decreased by limiting the amount of fly balls—balls cannot leave the ballpark if they are not in the air.
Yankee starters have been in the bottom half of ground-ball percentage, a stat that needs to be reversed. The three starters with the lowest ground-ball percentage and their ERA's are listed:
Ivan Nova - 5.69 ERA - 45.6 GB%
Freddy Garcia - 8.27 ERA - 36.6 GB%
Phil Hughes - 5.23 ERA - 28.8 GB%
Andy Pettitte is having a good year since he came back from retirement, I wonder what his ground-ball percentage is?
It is 55.6 percent.
Yankee's pitchers need to pitch down and in more, which brings me to my next slide.