Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

September 10, 2009 – 12:25 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 30 4 11 1 8 2 3 11 .367 .424 .500 .924 .636
Cano 10 31 4 8 2 4 4 9 22 .258 .333 .516 .849 .083
Damon 9 31 5 5 0 1 5 10 21 .161 .278 .161 .439 .143
Hinske 8 18 2 3 1 2 1 4 6 .167 .200 .333 .533 .000
Jeter 9 32 2 9 0 1 6 9 15 .281 .395 .313 .708 .250
Matsui, H 8 20 5 8 0 3 4 1 6 .400 .500 .400 .900 .500
Posada 7 23 6 9 4 12 3 7 11 .391 .462 .957 1.419 .500
Rodriguez, A 8 28 4 11 1 6 3 7 9 .393 .452 .536 .988 .545
Swisher 9 30 9 9 4 8 7 6 19 .300 .432 .733 1.165 .308
Teixeira 9 35 9 8 3 5 4 12 21 .229 .325 .543 .868 .154
TEAM TOTAL 10 316 55 89 16 52 44 75 155 .282 .371 .468 .839 .325
Last 10 games as of 09/09/2009 min 15 AB

Overall the Yankees continue to hit extremely well, although there are several somewhat surprising exceptions. I knew Johnny Damon was struggling a bit recently, but it’s more than just a bit — he’s really slumping. And Mark Teixeira also has a pretty low BA, but he’s more than making up for it by hitting for power. And look at what A-Rod and Matsui are doing in the spots right before and after Tex. Quite the 3-4-5 combination there. And then after them in the order is Posada and Swisher, both with an OPS over 1.000 for the last 10 games. And this is exactly what has been making the offense so potent — there’s no soft spot for the opposing pitcher anywhere in the lineup.

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 11.1 15 7 7 5 10 5.56 1.77 7.9 4.0
Chamberlain 2 0 1 0 6.0 9 5 4 3 5 6.00 2.00 7.5 4.5
Gaudin 2 0 0 0 9.2 10 4 4 5 8 3.72 1.55 7.4 4.7
Mitre 1 0 1 0 4.1 11 11 9 2 5 18.71 3.00 10.4 4.2
Pettitte 1 1 0 0 6.0 4 4 4 5 3 6.00 1.50 4.5 7.5
Sabathia 2 0 0 0 7.0 3 1 1 4 10 1.29 1.00 12.9 5.1
Total Starters 10 2 2 0 44.1 52 32 29 24 41 5.89 1.71 8.3 4.9
Aceves, A 2 1 0 0 5.1 2 2 1 1 6 1.69 0.56 10.1 1.7
Albaladejo 3 1 0 0 4.0 2 0 0 1 1 0.00 0.75 2.3 2.3
Bruney 4 0 0 0 2.2 0 0 0 3 2 0.00 1.12 6.7 10.1
Hughes, P 3 1 0 1 3.1 2 1 1 1 3 2.70 0.90 8.1 2.7
Rivera, Ma 3 1 0 2 3.0 1 0 0 1 3 0.00 0.67 9.0 3.0
Robertson, D 3 0 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 1 5 0.00 0.67 15.0 3.0
Towers 1 0 0 0 3.1 3 2 1 0 1 2.70 0.90 2.7 0.0
Total Bullpen 10 5 0 4 34.2 16 9 7 18 29 1.82 0.98 7.5 4.7
TEAM TOTAL 10 7 2 4 79.0 68 41 36 42 70 4.10 1.39 8.0 4.8
Last 10 games as of 09/09/2009 min 3 IP

Nothing new here — all season long it’s been the bullpen carrying this team, and the stats over the last 10 games just tell the same old story. Outside of CC and Chad Gaudin (surprise!), the starting pitching has been mediocre to downright bad. But as long as the starter can at least keep the team in the game, the bullpen combined with the offense will somehow pull out the win. RIght now there’s not a weak spot in the bullpen — even Brian Bruney seems to be returning to his former self. Overall, the only real question mark for the Yankees is the starting rotation. If Burnett can get back to being consistent, and some one can establish themselves as the No. 4 starter, then this team will be rock solid for the playoffs.

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