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Robinson Cano has 42 RBI and is hitting .289 with runners in scoring position
The Yankees "Achilles heel" for the past few seasons has been their ability to hit with runners in scoring position.
This season is no different.
What is different about this season lies not with their average with RISP, but with their production in that category.
In spite of only hitting .256 with RISP in 2012, the Yankees still ranked seventh in MLB with 515 RBI in that scenario. Even though they weren't getting the hits, they were at least getting the runners home. That was further evidenced by the fact that they only had the 17th-most strikeouts with RISP in 2012. Simply put, they were getting the ball in play.
The same does not hold true in 2013.
Even though their batting average is nearly the same (.251), their rate of producing runs with men in scoring position has dropped significantly.
They currently rank 16th in MLB with 258 RBI and have the seventh-most strikeouts with RISP.
They aren't getting the ball in play.
The team hopes its fortunes change in the second half with the return of some of its stars. If the Yankees don't change their fortunes, the team will not be playing in October.
Statistics and ranks courtesy of MLB.com