NYY at Tampa Bay

July 27, 2009 – 10:54 am

Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: Hitting

Name G AB R H HR RBI BB SO LOB AVG OBP SLG OPS BA/RISP
Cabrera, Me 10 26 3 8 0 1 4 0 9 .308 .400 .385 .785 .500
Cano 10 35 4 11 1 6 2 5 16 .314 .351 .457 .808 .182
Damon 9 32 7 10 0 4 4 4 17 .313 .389 .406 .795 .364
Jeter 10 40 7 13 1 6 6 10 19 .325 .413 .425 .838 .267
Matsui, H 9 28 3 4 1 4 5 6 14 .143 .273 .250 .523 .200
Posada 9 30 5 9 2 5 4 8 14 .300 .382 .633 1.015 .300
Rodriguez, A 9 35 6 7 2 5 3 10 20 .200 .263 .400 .663 .167
Swisher 9 20 4 4 0 3 8 7 8 .200 .433 .350 .783 .500
Teixeira 10 39 5 13 4 9 4 8 16 .333 .395 .718 1.113 .545
TEAM TOTAL 10 315 48 86 12 46 45 64 144 .273 .366 .463 .829 .323
Last 10 games as of 07/26/2009 min 15 AB

What’s impressive here is how well they’ve done overall in spite of Alex Rodriguez and Hideki Matsui struggling of late. But everyone else, with the exception of Nick Swisher, has hit better than .300. Time and again they seem to get good hitting all the way up and down the order, so when one or two guys go cold the effect is hardly felt.

Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: Pitching

Name G W L SV IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP K/9 BB/9
Burnett, A 2 1 0 0 13.0 12 5 5 8 7 3.46 1.54 4.8 5.5
Chamberlain 2 2 0 0 13.2 5 2 2 6 14 1.32 0.80 9.2 4.0
Mitre 2 1 0 0 10.2 17 8 7 1 5 5.90 1.69 4.2 0.8
Pettitte 2 0 1 0 13.2 11 5 5 3 15 3.29 1.02 9.9 2.0
Sabathia 2 2 0 0 14.0 14 3 3 3 8 1.93 1.21 5.1 1.9
Total Starters 10 6 1 0 65.0 59 23 22 21 49 3.05 1.23 6.8 2.9
Aceves, A 4 1 0 0 3.1 4 3 3 1 2 8.11 1.50 5.4 2.7
Coke 5 1 0 0 4.1 3 1 1 0 3 2.08 0.69 6.2 0.0
Hughes, P 5 1 0 1 7.1 6 0 0 1 12 0.00 0.95 14.7 1.2
Rivera, Ma 6 0 0 6 5.2 1 0 0 1 4 0.00 0.35 6.4 1.6
Total Bullpen 10 3 0 7 25.0 19 8 7 3 28 2.52 0.88 10.1 1.1
TEAM TOTAL 10 9 1 7 90.0 78 31 29 24 77 2.90 1.13 7.7 2.4
Last 10 games as of 07/26/2009 min 3 IP

Right now the Yankees are winning with solid pitching, and that of course is the way you win championships. The starting rotation is averaging pitching in to the 7th inning and giving up 2.3 runs per game. You can’t beat that. And then there’s the bullpen combo of Coke-to-Hughes-to-Rivera which right now is unbeatable. Coke and Alfredo Aceves are both rookies, so you never know if reality is only an outing away from catching up with either of them. But right now the bullpen looks just as solid as the starting rotation.

Probably the most impressive thing about these stats since the All-Star break is that it’s been a “team effort” all the way around.  It’s not just one or two guys that are hot and carrying the team. Everyone is contributing across the board.  And you have to believe that’s a very good omen for the rest of the season.

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