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In complete contrast to preseason expectations, the 2011 Yankees have mostly been a team lead by its pitching. Not only is the team’s ERA+ of 119 higher than its OPS+ of 112, but according to bWAR, the Yankees’ pitching staff has almost accumulated as many wins above replacement as it offense (20.2 to 21.4).

Yankees’ Monthly ERA and Runs Scored Per Game

Source: Baseball-reference.com

In August, however, the profile of the team has started to change. During the month, the Yankees have scored a whopping 6.1 runs per game, while leading the majors with a wOBA of .381, far outdistancing the second place Cubs at .356. By just about every measure, the Yankees have been the Bronx Bombers during the dog days of August.

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