Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

August 21, 2009 – 2:21 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 9 33 5 5 0 3 2 4 17 .152 .216 .182 .398 .125
Cano 10 39 5 12 2 3 0 6 13 .308 .308 .538 .846 .143
Damon 9 34 6 11 1 3 2 3 16 .324 .361 .588 .949 .375
Hairston, J 8 21 2 5 1 4 0 1 8 .238 .238 .476 .714 .333
Jeter 10 40 9 22 3 7 0 6 5 .550 .548 .800 1.348 .600
Matsui, H 7 27 5 8 3 7 1 3 10 .296 .321 .630 .951 .429
Molina, J 4 15 1 3 0 1 0 2 7 .200 .200 .200 .400 .250
Posada 8 33 2 6 1 5 0 13 19 .182 .176 .364 .540 .222
Rodriguez, A 8 25 3 5 0 1 7 9 16 .200 .412 .240 .652 .143
Swisher 9 34 4 8 2 6 5 9 5 .235 .325 .471 .796 .500
Teixeira 10 34 5 8 2 6 6 5 15 .235 .350 .471 .821 .143
TEAM TOTAL 10 356 48 98 15 46 23 68 139 .275 .323 .463 .786 .260
Last 10 games as of 08/19/2009 min 15 AB

As you would expect, the hot hitters right now are Jeter, Damon, Matsui, and Cano. And also not surprisingly, Cabrera is in a terrible slump. What is somewhat surprising is just how poorly the middle of the order is doing. Rodriguez and Posada are at or below .200 and Teixeira isn’t that much better. A-Rod’s slugging pct of .240 is downright terrible.  These guys need to start contributing more, as you can’t continue to rely on Jeter and Damon hitting the way they are of late.  Although with Jeter, you never know…..

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 0 1 0 14.0 16 6 6 4 12 3.86 1.43 7.7 2.6
Chamberlain 2 0 1 0 11.0 12 8 8 5 7 6.55 1.55 5.7 4.1
Gaudin 1 0 0 0 4.1 1 0 0 5 5 0.00 1.39 10.4 10.4
Mitre 2 1 1 0 10.1 13 7 4 3 9 3.48 1.55 7.8 2.6
Pettitte 1 0 0 0 6.0 6 2 2 1 10 3.00 1.17 15.0 1.5
Sabathia 2 2 0 0 16.0 8 3 3 3 17 1.69 0.69 9.6 1.7
Total Starters 10 3 3 0 61.2 56 26 23 21 60 3.36 1.25 8.8 3.1
Aceves, A 3 1 0 0 8.0 10 6 6 0 5 6.75 1.25 5.6 0.0
Bruney 3 0 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.67 3.0 0.0
Coke 4 0 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 0 3 0.00 0.33 9.0 0.0
Gaudin 2 1 0 0 3.1 5 2 2 1 4 5.41 1.80 10.8 2.7
Hughes, P 3 1 0 0 3.1 3 0 0 3 4 0.00 1.80 10.8 8.1
Rivera, Ma 4 0 0 4 4.0 3 1 1 1 4 2.25 1.00 9.0 2.3
Robertson, D 4 1 0 0 3.2 2 0 0 3 6 0.00 1.37 14.8 7.4
Total Bullpen 10 4 0 4 28.1 26 9 9 8 27 2.86 1.20 8.6 2.5
TEAM TOTAL 10 7 3 4 90.0 82 35 32 29 87 3.20 1.23 8.7 2.9
Last 10 games as of 08/19/2009 min 3 IP

Ultimately the game is all about good pitching, and right now the Yankees are getting great pitching. Even with the poor performances of Chamberlain and Aceves, the team ERA over the last 10 games is still right at 3.00 with a WHIP at 1.20. The hitting has been very good overall, but it’s the pitching that is carrying the team. They’ve got three rock solid starters right now, plus at least three rock solid relievers in addition to Rivera. And that bodes well not only for taking care of business the rest of the way, but also the post-season where pitching tends to be the deciding factor.

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