Showing posts with label hitting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hitting. Show all posts

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Wrapping Up May

The Yankees have finished May and now let's check totals from that month.

Time for some statistical fun!

Hitting
The Yankees came in with the 3rd best team average (.281) passing both the Red Sox (.271), Jays (.279) and Rays (.279). As for long-balls the Yankees finished best in the league in home runs totaling up to 42. Thank you Jet-Stream. Scoring 151, 4th in the league, and driving in 148, 3rd in the league. Yankees team OBP is 7th in the league coming in
at .350 which is similar to last month. Their slugging % is best in the game, .490. The same mid-range BABIP as last month is good as well (.300).

Looks like the Yankees are putting on the same amount of people as last month but now they are able to get them in. With the Teixeira and A-Rod combo working the Yankees drove in and hit out a lot more.

Pitching
The Yankees clocked 17 wins this month (4th) and 10 losses (4th). Coming in at 15th the Yankees ERA is a shinny 4.24. The K were good this month the Yanks came in 7th (202). Giving up an insane 42 HR, New Stadium has its downside.
Starting Pitching had a 4.32 ERA (14th)

Relief Pitching had a 4.10 ERA. Giving up a league leading 19 home-runs, they pitched 85.2 innings.

Fielding
The Yankees team UZR is .02.

Here are the current standings.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Girardi To Change His Ways

Unlike the Giradi of old according to Ken Davidoff, Joe is going to try to use a set line-up more:
"I prefer to have a set lineup. I think it works best," Girardi said yesterday after a second straight relatively tranquil practice that was light on the A-Rod. "But sometimes, similar to some of the teams that I was on, you're better if there's some platoon situations, or your bench is extremely strong, or everyone's in the mix, or everyone's healthy. We just have to see how it shakes out." 
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The Yankees used 130 lineups last year, and they used their Opening Day lineup - Damon in leftfield, Derek Jeter at shortstop, Bobby Abreu in rightfield, Alex Rodriguez at third base, Jason Giambi at first base, Robinson Cano at second base, Posada at catcher, Hideki Matsui at designated hitter and Melky Cabrera in centerfield - only on April 1. 
"I think he wants the Opening Day lineup to be used five out of seven times," hitting coach Kevin Long said of Girardi. "If we can do that, we're going to be a much better team."