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The Yankees left runners on base in every way imaginable Friday

The Yankees’ loss on Friday night was an especially frustrating one for the home fans, which saw the local nine go 0-for-12 with runners in scoring position and leave 12 runners on base. 

But it’s how they left those runners on base that is kind of neat. It doesn’t take away the sting of a loss for a fan, but it’s April 15; what’s the use of getting all glum with 153 games remaining anyway? Now is not the time for fear. That comes later.

Anyway, here is how the Yankees stranded their baserunners. Stay with me …

First inning: Carlos Beltran left on first, Mark Teixeira left on second.

Second inning: Chase Headley left on second.

Third inning: Brian McCann left on first.

Fourth inning: Dustin Ackley left on third, Starlin Castro left on second. 

Fifth inning: Brett Gardner left on third, Teixeira left on first.

Sixth inning: Didi Gregorius left on third, Headley left on second, Gardner left on first.

Ninth inning: Gardner left on third.

The Yankees lost this game, 7-1. But stranding Gardner on third — and only him specifically on third — to end the game was significant in that it filled out the Yankees’ stranded baserunners bingo card. They left runners on base in every way possible. Moreover, each combination occurred only once. The Yankees left the bases empty in the seventh and eighth innings.

I don’t know how often this happens, but I want to know. I really, really want to know. You have no idea.

I’m still asking around. I will update this post if I receive a response. I’m sure you are all awaiting the answer as eagerly as I am.

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