New York and Boston’s pitching staffs have gotten whacked with injuries this early season. The Yankees staff, which is still reeling from the sad loss of iconic reliever Mariano Rivera, has undoubtedly underachieved this season.
Boston’s staff has pitched better lately, but it still remains the team’s weak link. While both pitching staffs have ground out enough victories to keep their respective teams afloat, which staff has performed better so far?
||Red Sox (rank)
|Earned Runs allowed
|Home Runs allowed
Alarmingly, the Yanks have given up 50 home runs, which is good for second worst in baseball. Only Minnesota has given up more homers (55). On a positive note, the Yankees have surrendered just 118 walks.
By comparison, the Red Sox own a team ERA of 4.68. Only the Colorado Rockies (5.05) and Minnesota Twins (5.14) have been worse.
Opposing teams are batting .264 against both the Yankees and Red Sox. Only six teams have a worse batting average against.