Kansas City at NYY

August 15, 2008 – 9:34 am

Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: Hitting

Name G AB R H HR RBI BB SO LOB AVG OBP SLG
Abreu 10 42 4 11 0 2 3 8 18 .262 .311 .286
Betemit 6 19 3 6 0 2 0 6 7 .316 .316 .368
Cano 10 35 5 9 1 2 6 4 20 .257 .366 .429
Damon 9 42 7 16 1 5 2 5 10 .381 .409 .524
Giambi 9 22 4 8 3 6 6 8 1 .364 .533 .773
Jeter 9 36 2 11 1 7 4 7 14 .306 .357 .417
Molina 6 19 2 2 0 0 1 1 11 .105 .150 .105
Nady 10 39 3 11 3 7 1 12 19 .282 .333 .564
Rodriguez, A 10 36 6 7 3 4 5 8 22 .194 .326 .528
Rodriguez, I 8 18 4 4 0 0 0 2 6 .222 .222 .278
TEAM TOTAL 10 346 42 92 13 40 30 68 146 .266 .335 .428

The obvious problem right now is the slump that A-Rod is in — when your cleanup hitter is batting below .200 you’re going to have a hard time winning games. Particularly when your pitching is giving up close to six runs a game. The good news is that Giambi seems to have snapped out of his slump, so if Alex can get going maybe the offense can overcome the lack of pitching.

Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: Pitching

Name G W L SV IP H R ER BB K ERA K/9 BB/9
Chamberlain 1 0 0 0 4.7 8 5 5 2 5 9.64 9.6 3.9
Giese 1 0 0 0 6.0 3 1 1 1 5 1.50 7.5 1.5
Mussina 2 1 0 0 14.0 16 3 3 2 11 1.93 7.1 1.3
Pettitte 2 0 1 0 12.0 16 8 8 5 8 6.00 6.0 3.8
Ponson 2 1 1 0 14.0 13 7 7 3 6 4.50 3.9 1.9
Rasner 1 0 1 0 5.0 4 3 2 1 4 3.60 7.2 1.8
Total Starters 10 2 4 0 57.7 69 32 31 15 40 4.84 6.2 2.3
Bruney 5 0 0 0 4.3 4 3 3 4 5 6.24 10.4 8.3
Marte 5 0 2 0 4.0 5 7 7 4 5 15.79 11.3 9.0
Ramirez 5 0 1 1 3.7 6 5 4 0 5 9.84 12.3 0.0
Rasner 1 0 0 0 4.3 5 3 3 0 4 6.24 8.3 0.0
Rivera 4 0 0 2 3.7 4 1 1 0 3 2.45 7.4 0.0
Robertson 3 0 0 0 4.7 6 5 5 3 7 9.64 13.5 5.8
Veras 4 1 0 0 4.3 3 2 2 1 4 4.16 8.3 2.1
Total Bullpen 10 1 3 3 29.3 35 27 26 14 33 7.98 10.1 4.3
TEAM TOTAL 10 3 7 3 87.0 104 59 57 29 73 5.90 7.6 3.0

The bullpen continues to be a nightmare. Amazing how they have totally imploded since the Farnsworth trade. Over the last 10 games the bullpen is averaging giving up almost one run per inning. That’s ridiculous.

These next nine games are going to be critical in determining if the Yankees do have a shot at the post-season. They are playing two last place teams (KC and Baltimore) and a third place team (Toronto). Now is the time to go on an extended winning streak.

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