After a surprising non-sellout on Friday night, the Yanks finished up their three-game Subway Series with back-to-back sellouts. Despite a chilly first-pitch temperature of 58 degrees, the Bombers had an announced crowd of 48,293 on Sunday. It was their fifth announced sellout of the season.
Yankee home attendance was down nearly ten percent earlier this season. The weather and the economy has no doubt played a role. Team officials expect crowds to continue to increase as the weather improves.
RUBBER BAND: According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Yankees improved to 10-3 all-time in the rubber game against the Mets. They are 9-0 at home in Subway Series rubber games. They also won the home portion of the Subway Series for the 12th time in 14 chances …. After scoring eight of their first nine runs via home run this season, the Yankees scored their final eight without the long ball
SEVENTH HEAVEN: The Bombers sent 13 men to the plate and scored eight runs in the seventh. It was their highest single-inning run-total in 2011. They were 5-for-7 with runners in scoring position, including 4-for-4 with the bases loaded. That seventh-inning success was a departure from recent history: Joe Girardi's club entered play on Sunday just 4-for-33 with runners in scoring position in their last five home games…. Sunday’s win was the Yankees second when trailing at the end of the sixth inning. They are 2-14 when trailing after six.