Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

August 3, 2009 – 9:19 pm

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 34 8 14 2 5 6 2 13 .412 .500 .765 1.265 .375
Cano 10 37 7 9 2 7 4 6 19 .243 .317 .486 .803 .154
Damon 9 34 5 8 1 8 7 2 18 .235 .366 .353 .719 .429
Jeter 10 46 9 17 1 7 4 3 19 .370 .420 .500 .920 .308
Matsui, H 9 28 2 8 0 5 5 3 11 .286 .394 .393 .787 .455
Posada 10 33 3 6 1 3 2 7 25 .182 .229 .303 .532 .071
Rodriguez, A 9 39 5 12 0 4 2 11 25 .308 .341 .385 .726 .214
Swisher 9 31 8 9 3 4 7 9 11 .290 .421 .645 1.066 .000
Teixeira 10 42 4 13 2 7 5 8 23 .310 .396 .524 .920 .333
TEAM TOTAL 10 348 56 102 13 54 44 61 178 .293 .374 .491 .865 .270
Last 10 games as of 08/02/2009 min 15 AB

Not much you can complain about here, as the offense continues to get the job done. As you might expect, the two best hitters lately have been Cabrera and Jeter. But somewhat surprisingly Swisher is also hot, with a 1.066 OPS over the last 10 games. Also, Rodriguez is starting to heat up again, and Matsui seems to be pulling out of his slump. The only real weak link here is Posada, who is coming off a dreadful 0-for-10 series against Chicago. Given the lack of quality pitching the Yankees are getting right now, the offense needs to continue the 5.6 runs per game clip they are on.

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 1 0 11.2 12 8 7 4 9 5.40 1.37 6.9 3.1
Chamberlain 2 2 0 0 15.0 5 1 1 5 11 0.60 0.67 6.6 3.0
Mitre 2 0 0 0 8.0 16 9 9 2 2 10.13 2.25 2.3 2.3
Pettitte 2 0 1 0 12.2 10 6 5 1 15 3.55 0.87 10.7 0.7
Sabathia 2 1 1 0 12.2 19 11 10 2 11 7.10 1.66 7.8 1.4
Total Starters 10 4 3 0 60.0 62 35 32 14 48 4.80 1.27 7.2 2.1
Bruney 4 0 0 0 3.1 7 3 3 1 5 8.11 2.40 13.5 2.7
Coke 4 1 0 0 2.2 7 7 7 3 2 23.68 3.76 6.8 10.2
Hughes, P 3 0 1 0 4.0 3 1 1 2 6 2.25 1.25 13.5 4.5
Melancon 3 0 0 0 4.1 2 0 0 0 4 0.00 0.46 8.3 0.0
Rivera, Ma 3 0 0 2 3.1 1 0 0 2 5 0.00 0.90 13.5 5.4
Robertson, D 5 0 1 1 6.1 6 4 3 1 6 4.27 1.11 8.5 1.4
Total Bullpen 10 1 2 3 26.2 34 23 22 12 29 7.43 1.73 9.8 4.1
TEAM TOTAL 10 5 5 3 86.2 96 58 54 26 77 5.61 1.41 8.0 2.7
Last 10 games as of 08/02/2009 min 3 IP

And no surprises here, as the pitching has certainly tanked over the last 10 games. Among the starters, Chamberlain is pitching near-perfect and Pettitte is doing more than carrying his weight. Everyone else is pretty much stinking it up. Among the relievers it’s Hughes and Rivera doing great — no surprise there — but also, somewhat under the radar Melancon has put together three consecutive good outings. But this just gets back to what I was talking about the other day — that’s probably just a short-run streak that will quickly disappear. Right now outside of Hughes and Rivera there’s no one you can trust in the late innings, period. And given how poorly three of the starters are pitching right now, that spells trouble.

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