NYY vs. Boston

July 3, 2008 – 10:18 am

Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: Hitting

Name G AB R H HR RBI BB SO LOB AVG OBP SLG
Abreu 9 35 9 14 2 11 7 6 14 .400 .500 .657
Betemit 9 22 4 7 1 4 2 7 11 .318 .375 .500
Cabrera 9 34 1 5 0 1 5 4 23 .147 .256 .147
Cano 9 36 4 14 2 10 0 1 17 .389 .368 .639
Christian 5 15 2 3 0 2 1 1 6 .200 .250 .267
Damon 8 31 4 8 0 3 2 7 7 .258 .303 .323
Giambi 10 31 7 10 1 12 5 5 11 .323 .462 .548
Jeter 9 35 10 10 0 3 6 4 16 .286 .390 .429
Posada 9 34 3 9 0 4 3 9 19 .265 .316 .412
Rodriguez 10 36 9 9 3 6 7 7 18 .250 .372 .500

Overall not much changed with the Texas series. Cano and Abreu continue to have hot bats, and the ’stache is once again heating up. Sure would be nice to see A-Rod go on a tear as well — after all, he apparently does have a new heartthrob to impress! On the downside, poor Melky is really becoming an offensive liability. Brett Gardner finally got his first big league hit, so it will be interesting to see how Girardi plays this one. It kind of went unnoticed last night, but in the third inning Texas’ Michael Young scored from second on a pretty routine single to CF — with Melky there, he probably wouldn’t have attempted to score. But as it turned out, the run was hardly critical.

Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: Pitching

Name G W L SV IP H R ER BB K ERA K/9 BB/9
Chamberlain 2 1 0 0 10.7 11 2 2 5 13 1.69 11.0 4.2
Farnsworth 4 0 0 0 3.7 2 1 1 3 5 2.45 12.3 7.4
Giese 3 0 1 0 6.0 6 6 6 5 4 9.00 6.0 7.5
Hawkins 3 0 0 0 5.7 9 5 5 1 0 7.94 0.0 1.6
Mussina 1 0 1 0 6.0 5 2 2 2 8 3.00 12.0 3.0
Pettitte 2 2 0 0 12.0 9 2 2 5 8 1.50 6.0 3.8
Ponson 2 1 0 0 11.0 14 7 7 7 5 5.73 4.1 5.7
Ramirez 6 1 0 0 7.0 5 3 3 2 6 3.86 7.7 2.6
Rasner 2 0 2 0 10.0 18 9 9 3 7 8.10 6.3 2.7
Rivera 3 0 1 2 3.3 5 1 1 0 3 2.70 8.1 0.0
Robertson 2 0 0 0 4.0 4 1 1 2 4 2.25 9.0 4.5
Veras 5 0 0 0 5.0 5 0 0 3 2 0.00 3.6 5.4

You really can’t complain about the pitching at this point. The one-two-three guys in the rotation are lights out lately, and even the bullpen for the most part has been very good. Jose Veras has been particularly impressive. And how about the job David Robertson has done so far! He had excellent numbers at SWB, and can give you multiple-inning outings, which is a big plus. Obviously it’s still a small sample size but he will be interesting to watch.

So, it’s fireworks and the Red Sox for four — bring it on!

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