Jeter and Abreu are starting to heat up.
Jeter is batting .410 (16-for-39) in his last nine games. Abreu is batting .563 (9-for-16) in his last four games. Add those two to the other Yankees bats who have been doing well (Damon, Matsui, and Cabrera) and all of a sudden you have an offense that’s capable of a big inning. (Did you see that note on YES – that the 3rd inning today was the first time this season that the Yankees have scored 5+ runs in one inning?)
Darrell Rasner made some friends today. Six innings. Didn’t hurt himself: 3.3 pitches per batter, 65% for strikes, and zero walks alllowed. You can’t ask for anything more than that from a guy in the back end of your rotation. In his big league career, Rasner now has a WHIP of 1.23 in 58.3 IP. He really hasn’t killed himself in the majors yet in terms of allowing baserunners.
By the way, is it just me, or could Rasner pass for Brian Austin Green after a long night out on the town?