• June 12th Vs. The Astros

    Posted by on June 13th, 2010 · Comments (2)

    Consider the following Yankees starters statistics since May 12:

    1) 2-2 5.21 ERA 4.62 FIP 38IP 11 BB 42 H 7 HR 35K .275/.323/.471

    2) 4-1 3.58 ERA 4.01 FIP 37.2IP 7 BB 39 H 3 HR 37K .262/.295/.383

    3) 4-1 2.83 ERA 4.53 FIP 41.1IP 11 BB 32 H 6 HR 28K .219/.263/.397

    4) 2-3 4.38 ERA 4.92 FIP 39IP 15 BB 38 H 6 HR 28k .262/.345/.455

    5) 5-2 2.93 ERA 3.83 FIP 40IP 12 BB 25 H 5 HR 38K .181/.248/.348

    Take a second to try and guess who’s who. The answer after the break.

    1) Sabathia

    2) Hughes

    3) Pettitte

    4) Burnett

    5) Vazquez

    So while Pettitte and Hughes are having fantastic seasons, it is actually Vazquez that has been the best starting pitcher for the Yanks since May 12. With the way he was throwing in April, I bet ya would have bet against that on May 12, huh?

    Aside from a good outing from Javy, the Yanks got a great showing from their offense. They tagged Wandy Rodriguez for 8 runs on their way to a 9-3 clubbing of the ‘stros. Jeter led off with a homer, then came back for seconds in the 6th. He currently has the same season total as A-Rod.

    I think despite all of that, the best part of this game was Posada going 2 for 3 with a grand slam. The Yanks need his bat to come alive, and with the way he squared it up there’s reason to believe he’s about to go on a tear.

    Comments on June 12th Vs. The Astros

    1. Raf
      June 13th, 2010 | 8:01 pm

      Hope they can now stay in 1st place. Phils are up next, with the Mets on deck while the Rays have to contend with the Braves and Marlins (@ Fla)

    2. Evan3457
      June 13th, 2010 | 9:09 pm

      I believe that I called 15-10, 4.33 ERA for Javy before the season.

      When he was getting annihilated from start to start, I believe I said something like:

      He’ll be like this until mid-may, at which point he’ll be 2-5 with an ERA in the 6.00’s. Then, just when everyone is off the bandwagon, and people are screaming for him to be dumped, traded for anything, he’ll turn it around and get hot for a good 2-3 months.

      Then, about mid-August or so, when everyone is back on the bandwagon, in the heat of the race, he’ll wobble like a top, getting pounded in some starts, and pitching well in some others against weaker teams.

      If you check the archives, I think you’ll find I said stuff like this. So far, I’m about 1/3 right. We’ll see about the other 2/3 as we move along.

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