NYY at Toronto

July 11, 2008 – 10:41 am

Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: Hitting

Name G AB R H HR RBI BB SO LOB AVG OBP SLG
Abreu 10 38 5 7 0 6 6 6 18 .184 .295 .263
Betemit 8 21 2 4 0 2 2 8 17 .190 .261 .190
Cabrera 9 32 1 7 1 2 0 5 16 .219 .242 .344
Cano 10 37 3 11 0 5 0 2 16 .297 .316 .378
Damon 5 16 4 6 0 2 1 1 4 .375 .412 .563
Gardner 8 28 4 4 0 3 2 9 11 .143 .194 .143
Giambi 9 25 4 5 1 8 6 4 11 .200 .364 .440
Jeter 9 36 4 11 0 4 4 4 13 .306 .390 .361
Molina 8 22 2 5 0 0 2 6 8 .227 .320 .273
Posada 9 31 3 8 0 2 3 10 11 .258 .343 .355
Rodriguez 10 36 8 9 3 7 4 7 16 .250 .341 .528

This is just getting uglier and uglier. The only “hot” hitter is Damon, who’s rehabbing in Tampa. The heart of the order — Abreu, Rodriguez, and Giambi — are a collective .212 over the last 10 games. Hard to win games when your 3-4-5 batters are below the Mendoza line.

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 0 0 0 10.0 9 5 5 8 11 4.50 9.9 7.2
Farnsworth 5 0 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 2 3 0.00 6.8 4.5
Giese 3 0 0 0 4.3 1 0 0 1 4 0.00 8.3 2.1
Mussina 3 1 1 0 18.0 18 4 4 3 18 2.00 9.0 1.5
Pettitte 2 1 1 0 12.7 13 6 5 3 7 3.55 5.0 2.1
Ponson 2 0 0 0 11.0 14 8 8 5 5 6.55 4.1 4.1
Ramirez 4 1 0 0 6.0 1 0 0 1 8 0.00 12.0 1.5
Rasner 1 0 1 0 5.0 10 6 6 3 2 10.80 3.6 5.4
Rivera 4 2 1 1 6.0 6 2 2 1 8 3.00 12.0 1.5
Robertson 4 0 0 0 5.0 2 1 1 2 6 1.80 10.8 3.6
Veras 6 0 1 0 6.0 4 2 2 3 6 3.00 9.0 4.5

Not much has changed here. Starting pitching runs the gamut from Mussina pitching great to Rassner and Ponson being unpredictable. And the bullpen continues to shine — even though Veras finally had a bad outing against Pittsburgh, before that he’d had eight straight scoreless appearances so it’s hard to find any fault there. And amazingly, Farnsworth and Ramirez continue to put up zeroes. In fact, as much as people like to rag on Krazy Kyle — since Joba moved to the starting rotation, Farnsworth has 14 appearances, 11 of which he hasn’t given up any runs, and has an ERA of 1.98 over that period. Regardless of whether you agreed with the Joba move at the time it was done, so far Farnsworth as the 8th inning setup man is making that an ex post facto non-argument.

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