NYY at Baltimore

August 22, 2008 – 10:01 am

Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: Hitting

Name G AB R H HR RBI BB SO LOB AVG OBP SLG BA/RISP
Abreu 10 40 3 12 0 5 6 7 17 .300 .391 .375 .357
Cano 10 38 4 8 0 2 4 8 17 .211 .286 .263 .143
Damon 9 38 9 9 1 2 6 10 17 .237 .341 .316 .000
Gardner 4 15 0 5 0 2 1 2 4 .333 .375 .533 .500
Giambi 9 28 2 6 1 6 3 11 16 .214 .281 .321 .300
Jeter 9 39 7 17 1 4 2 9 11 .436 .476 .513 .462
Molina 6 18 3 3 0 1 1 3 11 .167 .211 .278 .167
Nady 10 40 3 10 2 6 4 11 18 .250 .333 .425 .300
Rodriguez, A 10 37 8 10 2 8 7 10 25 .270 .378 .514 .333
Rodriguez, I 7 20 2 4 0 0 0 3 7 .200 .238 .250 .000
TEAM TOTAL 10 357 44 92 9 42 38 86 164 .258 .333 .381 .280

Jeter is hot, Abreu is his usual steady self, and everyone else is missing in action. At least against Toronto they had somewhat of an excuse, as Toronto has the best team ERA in the league. But Baltimore is next to last in team pitching, so if they throw up their skirts here they will have no one to blame but themselves.

Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: Pitching

Name G W L SV IP H R ER BB K ERA K/9 BB/9
Mussina 2 1 0 0 13.0 14 6 6 1 10 4.15 6.9 0.7
Pettitte 3 1 0 0 21.0 21 7 7 6 14 3.00 6.0 2.6
Ponson 3 0 2 0 16.0 22 13 13 5 4 7.31 2.3 2.8
Rasner 2 0 1 0 11.7 7 4 3 2 7 2.31 5.4 1.5
Total Starters 10 2 3 0 61.7 64 30 29 14 35 4.23 5.1 2.0
Britton 2 0 0 0 3.0 5 3 3 1 3 9.00 9.0 3.0
Bruney 3 0 0 0 3.3 0 0 0 0 2 0.00 5.4 0.0
Ramirez 5 0 0 1 3.7 2 0 0 0 5 0.00 12.3 0.0
Rivera 4 0 1 0 4.7 5 2 2 0 3 3.85 5.8 0.0
Robertson 3 1 0 0 5.3 4 2 2 2 3 3.38 5.1 3.4
Traber 3 0 0 0 4.7 10 5 5 1 3 9.66 5.8 1.9
Veras 3 1 1 0 4.3 2 1 1 1 5 2.08 10.4 2.1
Total Bullpen 10 2 3 1 30.7 32 17 17 9 26 4.99 7.6 2.6
TEAM TOTAL 10 4 6 1 92.3 96 47 46 23 61 4.48 5.9 2.2

The pitching continues to be more than adequate — in fact, it borders on great considering they’re working with only two of their regular starters in the rotation. But as long as the offense is putting up three or fewer runs, as is the norm these days, the only way for the Yankees to win is for the pitchers to throw shutouts.

This is a critical series for the Yankees. Toronto is hosting Boston, and so far Toronto is 6-2 against the Red Sox. To hold their lead over the Jays, they pretty much have to win this Baltimore series.

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