Monday, May 29, 2006

Week In Review: Teams With an "R"

Record for the Week: 4-2, 36 runs allowed, 47 runs scored
Overall Record: 28-20 (2nd Place, 2 games out)

Player of the Week: Alex Rodriguez (.435/.500/1.000, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 26 PA) was the straw that stirred the offense this week, after a week in which every Red Sox and Mets fan alive claims to have silenced the room by calling an inning-ending double play for him against the Mets. Sure, whatever, guys. Kelly Stinnett (.308/.357/.615 14 PA) showed a little somethin' in his week as the number 1 catching option, and Johnny Damon (.318/.318/.636, 22 PA) deserves an honorable mention. On the pitching side, Jaret Wright (10.3 IP, 2.62 ERA, 1.55 WHIP) started and won two games, prior to coming down with an owie in his groin, and Mariano Rivera (3.7 IP, 3 SV, 0.55 WHIP) did the job everyone expects him to do, closing out three of the four victories this week.

Dregs of the Week: Scott Proctor allowed eight runs, all earned, in three and two thirds innings this week, overshadowing the four runs Kyle Farnsworth surrendered in four and a third, or the five runs Randy Johnson gave up in his five innings. On the offensive side, Robbie Cano (.158/.190/.263, 21 PA) and Terrence Long (.235/.278/.235, 18 PA) showed nothing last week.

Miscellaneous Stats: the C/P ration stands at 7/5 on the week, overall 52/54. The B/E Ratio stands at 1/2 on the week, 2/6.7 overall, and for good measure, Bean was designated for assignment to make sure he won't catch up. In all fairness, Erickson's two innings were scoreless, and Bean got roughed up for two runs by the Red Sox.

Story of the Week: I'll be ultra-brief this week. The Yanks started the week battling the cream of the AL, and finished it against the bottom of the barrel. They won't have that comfort level for the next few weeks, with a four game set against the Tigers and a four game set at home against the Red Sox are interspersed with series against the Orioles and A's--two teams who are dangerous despite their losing records.

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