• Yanks October Hopes: CC & Andy And Pray For Rain?

    Posted by on September 5th, 2009 · Comments (4)

    Let’s look at how the Yankees starting pitchers have done, recently:

    First the good:

    • CC Sabathia, last 6 starts: 44.3 IP with an ERA of 1.83. Has allowed a BA/OBA/SLG line of .206/.237/.306 facing 169 batters.
    • Andy Pettitte, last 6 starts: 39.6 IP with an ERA of 2.50. Has allowed a BA/OBA/SLG line of .207/.266/.293 facing 155 batters.

    Next, the bad:

    • A.J. Burnett, last 7 starts: 42.6 IP with an ERA of 6.54. Has allowed a BA/OBA/SLG line of .287/.361/.456 facing 192 batters.
    • Joba Chamberlain, last 6 starts: 26.0 IP with an ERA of 7.96. Has allowed a BA/OBA/SLG line of .330/.423/.500 facing 130 batters.
    • Sergio Mitre, last 6 games (5 of which were starts): 26.0 IP with an ERA of 5.54. Has allowed a BA/OBA/SLG line of .306/.350/.519 facing 120 batters.

    Is there any question that Sabathia and Pettitte should be the Yankees first and second starters in the post-season?

    Comments on Yanks October Hopes: CC & Andy And Pray For Rain?

    1. redbug
      September 5th, 2009 | 12:10 pm

      CC and Andy are clearly the best but will Girardi take Andy over AJ given AJ’s contract?

      And, didn’t Joe Torre always say Game 3 was the key? Or, was it Game 2?

    2. Evan3457
      September 5th, 2009 | 5:29 pm

      It depends on the team and the situation.

      If it’s the ALCS vs. the Red Sox, assuming the Yanks have the home field extra game, then I start AJ in games 2 and 6 in the Bronx, given his performances in Fenway this year.

      Andy then gets games 3 and 7.

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