NYY at Los Angeles

August 8, 2008 – 2:05 pm

Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: Hitting

Name G AB R H HR RBI BB SO LOB AVG OBP SLG
Abreu 10 43 13 17 4 9 3 9 20 .395 .435 .744
Betemit 8 26 5 6 1 4 0 7 11 .231 .231 .385
Cabrera 10 24 3 3 0 0 1 3 11 .125 .192 .208
Cano 9 32 6 8 1 5 3 4 14 .250 .314 .375
Damon 10 39 7 13 0 6 8 6 8 .333 .447 .410
Giambi 10 29 3 9 2 6 5 6 19 .310 .429 .517
Jeter 10 38 5 11 1 7 7 8 19 .289 .391 .421
Molina 7 16 4 5 1 1 0 2 8 .313 .353 .500
Nady 9 32 7 14 3 10 1 7 15 .438 .455 .844
Rodriguez, A 10 37 9 8 3 5 4 12 20 .216 .341 .486
TEAM TOTAL 10 351 66 105 18 60 34 70 156 .299 .370 .504

With the exception of A-Rod and Melky, the hitting is finally starting to heat up — although to be fair, four games against the worst pitching team in the league will certainly fatten up anyone’s batting stats. A-Rod appeared to have taken a trip through the Twilight Zone during the Texas series — 0-for-14 with 4 GIDPs. Hopefully that was an aberration that will quickly right itself. As for Melky, what can you say? I love the way he plays the game, and his glove and arm are certainly a plus in center field — but with a current OBP below .200 he’s way too much of a liability at the plate. What this league needs is a “designated fielder” position!

Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: Pitching

Name G W L SV IP H R ER BB K ERA K/9 BB/9
Britton 1 0 0 0 3.7 7 3 3 0 1 7.36 2.5 0.0
Chamberlain 2 1 0 0 10.7 13 7 6 2 11 5.06 9.3 1.7
Giese 2 0 0 0 4.0 1 0 0 2 3 0.00 6.8 4.5
Marte 5 0 1 0 4.3 5 6 6 4 6 12.47 12.5 8.3
Mussina 2 2 0 0 14.0 10 2 1 3 11 0.64 7.1 1.9
Pettitte 2 0 2 0 10.3 17 14 14 6 9 12.20 7.8 5.2
Ponson 2 1 0 0 13.3 8 3 3 5 5 2.03 3.4 3.4
Ramirez 4 1 0 0 3.3 4 4 4 2 5 10.81 13.5 5.4
Rasner 2 0 1 0 10.0 15 9 9 6 2 8.10 1.8 5.4
Rivera 4 0 1 2 4.0 4 2 2 1 4 4.50 9.0 2.3
Robertson 2 0 0 0 3.7 2 3 3 4 7 7.36 17.2 9.8
Veras 5 0 0 0 4.3 1 0 0 1 7 0.00 14.5 2.1
TEAM TOTAL 10 5 5 2 88.7 89 54 52 40 73 5.28 7.4 4.1

Just as the bats start coming to life, the pitching goes south. Ain’t much pretty there at all outside of Ponson and Mussina. This is a big series with LA, and it’s time to start getting on the plus side of .500 ball again. The Yankees are asking a lot of Kennedy and Giese here. And hopefully Good Andy shows up on Sunday.

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