NYY vs. Texas Rangers

June 30, 2008 – 1:33 pm

Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: Hitting

Name G AB R H HR RBI BB SO LOB AVG OBP SLG
Abreu 9 35 6 11 2 9 6 4 19 .314 .415 .543
Betemit 9 16 4 5 1 2 0 5 6 .313 .313 .563
Cabrera 10 36 3 7 0 1 6 6 23 .194 .310 .194
Cano 9 34 3 12 2 9 0 1 18 .353 .333 .588
Damon 8 29 1 5 0 2 5 8 6 .172 .294 .172
Giambi 10 31 4 8 0 6 4 9 17 .258 .395 .290
Jeter 10 38 10 14 0 3 6 5 15 .368 .455 .500
Posada 8 30 1 5 0 2 3 7 21 .167 .235 .267
Rodriguez 10 37 5 9 1 3 5 7 21 .243 .333 .351

It’s feast or famine lately — Jeter, Cano, Abreu, and Betemit are all hitting well but Damon, Posada, and Cabrera are below the Mendoza line for the last ten games. But this is the Texas Rangers coming to town, sporting a team ERA of 4.89 — second worst in the majors. So hopefully the hot guys will stay hot and the others will heat up. Damon and Posada I don’t worry so much about, but Cabrera is another story.

Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: Pitching

Name G W L IP H R ER BB K ERA K/9 BB/9
Chamberlain 2 1 0 12.3 10 1 1 4 16 0.73 11.7 2.9
Farnsworth 4 0 0 3.7 3 1 1 1 6 2.45 14.7 2.5
Giese 2 0 2 10.7 9 9 6 4 8 5.06 6.7 3.4
Hawkins 3 0 0 5.7 9 5 5 1 0 7.94 0.0 1.6
Mussina 1 0 1 8.0 10 4 4 2 4 4.50 4.5 2.3
Ohlendorf 3 0 0 3.3 7 6 6 1 3 16.22 8.1 2.7
Pettitte 2 2 0 12.0 9 2 2 5 8 1.50 6.0 3.8
Ponson 1 1 0 6.0 5 0 0 4 4 0.00 6.0 6.0
Ramirez 4 0 0 4.0 4 3 3 1 2 6.75 4.5 2.3
Rasner 2 0 2 10.0 18 9 9 3 7 8.10 6.3 2.7
Rivera 3 0 0 3.3 2 0 0 0 6 0.00 16.2 0.0
Veras 5 1 0 4.7 5 1 1 3 2 1.93 3.9 5.8

We all know good pitching beats good hitting so Chamberlain going up against the top offense in the majors (.458 team SLG) in the second game should be a great game to watch. I keep waiting for Mussina to hit the wall, but so far so good. Ponson in game three? That could be another thrill ride. But you got to hand it to Sir Sidney — he got the job done against the Mets (and then some!), so he’s certainly looking like a gamer.

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