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Yankees Road Through September (and maybe the playoffs)?

Robinson Cano and the Yankees have a tough task in September--get into the wild card race anyway they can

Robinson Cano and the Yankees have a tough task in September–get into the wild card race anyway they can

The Yankees have 29 games left this season, and they gained a half game yesterday without playing a game (thanks Angels and Tigers). As the Baltimore Orioles come into town this weekend, the schedule for the Yankees in September will tell them just how much of a playoff contending team they are. Here’s a preview of the September calendar, and where the Yankees could stand at the end of the month.

August 30 – September 1

Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees

The Baltimore Orioles pitching is a bit sketchy, but they can survive sketchy pitching with their lineup. With the power bat of Chris Davis and the ability for the rest of team to scratch out runs, the Yankees are in for the fight of their life this weekend. This series won’t be easy but the Yankees have added Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, and Robinson Cano should he be well enough to play at some point this weekend. The Yankees need to at least take two out of three in this series, which means that CC Sabathia, Phil Hughes and Ivan Nova need to step up and pitch well (Nova has done that this season, the sentence was more for Hughes and Sabathia). Also a word of advice, if the Yankees want a chance to take the series, I’d suggest taking Hughes out of the rotation and put David Huff to start instead. Just because David Huff combined with his last two outings had pitched a full game giving up no runs and one hit. I’d sign up for that instead of home runs and runs from Hughes.

September 2 – September 4

Chicago White Sox vs. New York Yankees

The last time these two teams faced one another, the White Sox swept the Yankees in three games. This time it should be a bit different since we didn’t have any power bats in our lineup at the time (minus Robinson Cano). This White Sox team is a bit different since they gave up a lot of their key players during the season to contending teams, so it should be an easier battle this time around. If all goes according to plan, the best case scenario would be to take two out of three. I’d be greedy saying I want the sweep, but hey…don’t we all?

September 5 – September 8

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

The Red Sox and Yankees were the highlight of ESPN baseball two weeks ago when the Red Sox woke up the Yankees after an intentionally pitch to Alex Rodriguez hit him in his ribs. This time it’s a four game set at Yankee Stadium and the Red Sox will have to face off against the Yankees once again. The Yankees took two out of three last time due to great pitching and timely hitting. The Yankees need to have the same formula coming into the series. The keys to this series: keep Jacoby Ellsbury off base since he’s the Red Sox version of Brett Gardner and find a way to get David Ortiz out anyway they can. (As of the morning of August 30, Ortiz has been in a slump going 0 for his last 23). This series is crucial. The Yankees need to at least take two out of the four games.

September 9 – September 12

New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles

The Yankees go from one four game series to another four game series, this time traveling to Camden Yards for this four game set vs. the Orioles. Keys to the rest of the Orioles series is simple: Don’t give them anything to hit, especially Chris Davis. One mistake and it could go out to Eutaw street faster than you can say “Mariano Rivera“. Which means I strongly advise Joe Girardi to again not play Phil Hughes. Don’t know how many times I’m going to have to say this.

September 13 – September 15

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox

After the Orioles series, the Yankees go to Boston and play another series at Fenway. Yep, same old same old Yankees vs. Red Sox. But this has more on the line for the Yankees than it does for the Red Sox. Let’s just say find a way to stop the Red Sox bats, score some runs, take two out of three and get the heck out of there? Sound good? Good.

September 17 – September 19

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays

The Yankees go to Canada to play the Toronto Blue Jays in their final showdown this season. The Yankees have owned the Blue Jays this season, minus the most recent series where the Blue Jays took two out of three from the Yankees. Well, the Yankees will be looking for a vengeance. Key to this series: Keep the power hitters at bay, don’t walk Jose Reyes and Rajai Davis–and try to get to the Blue Jays pitching. The Yankees have the discipline to do so and have proved it in the past.

September 20 – September 22

San Francisco Giants vs. New York Yankees

All right, who made this schedule? An interleague game at the end of the year? Anyway, back to the topic at hand: The Giants this year–aren’t very good (and that’s an understatement). The Yankees could have themselves a two out of three series (or maybe a sweep) if the Yankees run into bad pitching, which the Giants have had this season. Well, we don’t know when the Giants will come back to Yankee Stadium so we might as well enjoy this series (that and we could see how starstruck the players get when they run into Mariano Rivera).

September 24 – September 26

Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees

The final series at Yankee Stadium for the 2013 season is against the Tampa Bay Rays who have the pitching to get them where they need to be if they make the first wild card spot. The keys to this series is simple: Don’t give any of the power hitters (and there are some power hitters) anything good to hit. That includes Evan Longoria, Ben Zobrist, Matt Joyce…you get the picture. It’s also important to stay patient with the pitchers.  You never know when you can get into their bullpen which has had an up and down year.

September 27 – September 29

New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros

The final series of the season takes the Yankees to Texas, but not to face the Rangers. Instead, they will face the Houston Astros. Honestly, if the Yankees can’t sweep the Astros, then we don’t deserve to be contending. The Houston Astros are a minor league team in the Major Leagues, and that’s me putting it as nicely as I can. Depending where the Yankees are in the wild card standings at this point in the season, this series is important. This series could make or break the chances of getting into the playoffs if the race is that close in the end.

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Series Preview: Yankees vs. Indians | 4/8/13 – 4/11/13

Pitching Match-ups

Monday, 4/8/13, 4:05 p.m. 

Yankees: Hiroki Kuroda (0-1, 13.50 ERA)
Indians: Ubaldo Jimenez (0-0, 1.50 ERA)

Tuesday, 4/9/13, 7:05 p.m.

Yankees: Andy Pettitte  (1-0, 1.13 ERA)
Indians: Carlos Carrasco (8-9, 4.62 ERA in 2011)

Wednesday, 4/10/13, 7:05 p.m.

Yankees: Ivan Nova (0-1, 7.71 ERA)
Indians: Brett Myers (0-1, 12.60 ERA)

Thursday, 4/11/13, 7:05 p.m.

Yankees: Phil Hughes (0-1, 6.75 ERA)
Indians: Zach McAllister (0-1, 3.00 ERA)

Series Preview: Red Sox vs. Yankees | 4/1/13 – 4/4/13

Pitching Matchup:

Monday, 4/1/13, 1:05 p.m.

Yankees: CC Sabathia (2012: 15-6, 3.38 ERA)
Red Sox: Jon Lester (2012: 9-14, 4.82 ERA)

Tuesday, 4/2/13

OFF DAY

Wednesday, 4/3/13, 7:05 p.m. 

Yankees: Hiroki Kuroda (2012: 16-11, 3.32 ERA)
Red Sox: Clay Buchholz (2012: 11-8, 4.56 ERA)

Thursday, 4/4/13, 7:05 p.m.

Yankees: Andy Pettitte (2012: 5-4, 2.87 ERA)
Red Sox: Ryan Dempster (2012: 12-8, 3.38 ERA)

Series Preview: Yankees vs. Mariners | 8/3/12-8/5/12

Pitching Matchups

Friday, 8/3/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: C.C. Sabathia, LHP
Last Start: 6.0 IP, 6 ER, 8 H, 6 K, 2 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 10-3, 3.57 ERA / 3.33 FIP / 3.34 xFIP, 8.79 K/9, 2.36 BB/9 in 126.0 IP

Pitching for the Mariners: Kevin Millwood, RHP
Last Start: 6.1 IP, 0 ER, 6 H, 3 K, 1 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 4-8, 3.90 ERA / 3.47 FIP / 4.33 xFIP, 6.48 K/9, 3.20 BB/9 in 115.1 IP

Saturday, 8/4/12, 1:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Hiroki Kuroda, RHP
Last Start: 8.0 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, 4 K, 1 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 10-7, 3.28 ERA / 3.82 FIP / 3.76 xFIP, 7.01 K/9, 2.29 BB/9 in 137.1 IP

Pitching for the Mariners: Felix Hernandez, RHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 6 K, 2 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 9-5, 2.79 ERA / 2.94 FIP / 3.28 xFIP, 8.88 K/9, 2.38 BB/9 in 155.0 IP

Sunday, 8/5/12, 1:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Freddy Garcia, RHP
Last Start: 6.0 IP, 3 ER, 9 H, 2 K, 0 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 4-5, 5.10 ERA / 4.09 FIP / 4.04 xFIP, 6.99 K/9, 2.28 BB/9 in 67.0 IP

Pitching for the Mariners: Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP
Last Start: 8.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 13 K, 3 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 2-2, 4.10 ERA / 5.28 FIP / 4.06 xFIP, 7.58 K/9, 4.25 BB/9 in 59.1 IP

NYY Offense

Who’s Hot

— Raul Ibanez – 5 for 12 with 1 double, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB in the last 7 days

— Jayson Nix – 4 for 10 with 1 double, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

— Derek Jeter – 10 for 26 with 1 double, 4 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

— Nick Swisher – 6 for 17 with 2 doubles, 1 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

— Russell Martin – 5 for 17 with 2 HR, 5 RBI, 6 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

Unless you want to count Mark Teixeira who was recently sidelined with a wrist injury, no one on the Yankees has really been slumping in the last 7 days. Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson have hit for low averages and OBPs of late, but they each have hit 2 HRs and 6 RBIs in the same timeframe, so that’s not really a slump.

SEA Offense

Who’s Hot:

— Brendan Ryan – 8 for 17 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

— Kyle Seager – 10 for 22 with 1 double, 3 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

— Mike Carp – 8 for 20 with 2 doubles, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

— Trayvon Robinson – 4 for 10 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

— Casper Wells – 3 for 22 with 1 RBI, 2 BB, 3 K in the last 7 days

— John Jaso – 2 for 11 with 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K in the last 7 days

Enjoy the series everyone!

Series Preview: Yankees vs. Orioles | 7/30/12-8/1/12

Pitching Matchups

Monday, 7/30/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Freddy Garcia, RHP
Last Start: 7.1 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 8 K, 0 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 4-4, 5.16 ERA / 4.02 FIP / 3.98 xFIP, 7.38 K/9, 2.51 BB/9 in 61.0 IP

Pitching for the Orioles: Miguel Gonzalez, RHP
Last Start: 2.2 IP, 7 ER, 7 H, 2 K, 2 BB, 2 HR
On the Season: 2-2, 4.28 ERA / 5.50 FIP / 5.20 xFIP, 7.49 K/9, 4.28 BB/9 in 33.2 IP

Tuesday, 7/31/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Ivan Nova, RHP
Last Start: 5.0 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 5 K, 6 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 10-4, 4.08 ERA / 4.44 FIP / 3.98 xFIP, 8.02 K/9, 2.95 BB/9 in 128.0 IP

Pitching for the Orioles: Chris Tillman, RHP
Last Start: 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 5 K, 4 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 3-1, 1.66 ERA / 3.34 FIP / 4.65 xFIP, 7.06 K/9, 3.74 BB/9 in 21.2 IP

Wednesday, 8/1/12, 1:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Phil Hughes, RHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 5 K, 1 BB, 3 HR On the Season: 10-8, 4.08 ERA / 4.77 FIP / 4.30 xFIP, 7.94 K/9, 2.15 BB/9 in 121.1 IP

Pitching for the Orioles: Zach Britton, LHP
Last Start: 5.2 IP, 6 ER, 6 H, 2 K, 3 BB, 2 HR
On the Season: 1-0, 5.74 ERA / 5.81 FIP / 5.28 xFIP, 4.60 K/9, 6.32 BB/9 in 15.2 IP

NYY Offense

Who’s Hot

Russell Martin – 5 for 13 with 2 HR, 5 RBI, 5 BB in the last 7 days

Mark Teixeira – 6 for 22 with 2 doubles, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

Eric Chavez – 0 for 12 with 2 BB, 3 K in the last 7 days

Andruw Jones – 3 for 17 with 2 doubles, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K in the last 7 days

BAL Offense

Who’s Hot:

Omar Quintanilla – 11 for 26 with 3 doubles, 1 HR, 2 RBI in the last 7 days

Nick Markakis – 9 for 29 with 1 double, 1 HR, 2 BB in the last 7 days

Chris Davis – 7 for 23 with 1 double, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

Matt Wieters – 1 for 19 with 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 9 K in the last 7 days

Taylor Teagarden – 1 for 12 with 7 K in the last 7 days

Mark Reynolds – 3 for 21 with 3 BB, 9 K in the last 7 days

Enjoy the series everyone!

Series Preview: Yankees vs. Red Sox | 7/27/12-7/29/12

Pitching Matchups

Friday, 7/27/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Phil Hughes, RHP
Last Start: 7.2 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 6 K, 2 BB, 2 HR
On the Season: 9-8, 4.09 ERA / 4.59 FIP / 4.27 xFIP, 8.03 K/9, 2.20 BB/9 in 114.1 IP

Pitching for the Red Sox: Aaron Cook, RHP
Last Start: 6.1 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 1 K, 1 BB, 2 HR
On the Season: 2-3, 3.50 ERA / 4.59 FIP / 4.58 xFIP, 0.75 K/9, 0.75 BB/9 in 36.0 IP

Saturday, 7/28/12, 4:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: C.C. Sabathia, LHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 6 K, 1 BB, 2 HR On the Season: 10-3, 3.30 ERA / 3.26 FIP / 3.30 xFIP, 8.78 K/9, 2.33 BB/9 in 120.0 IP

Pitching for the Red Sox: Jon Lester, LHP
Last Start: 4.0 IP, 11 ER, 9 H, 2 K, 5 BB, 4 HR
On the Season: 5-8, 5.46 ERA / 4.18 FIP / 3.80 xFIP, 7.48 K/9, 2.84 BB/9 in 120.1 IP

Sunday, 7/29/12, 8:00pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Hiroki Kuroda, RHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 9 K, 1 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 10-7, 3.34 ERA / 3.88 FIP / 3.75 xFIP, 7.17 K/9, 2.37 BB/9 in 129.1 IP

Pitching for the Red Sox: Felix Doubront, LHP
Last Start: 5.0 IP, 6 ER, 8 H, 6 K, 3 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 10-5, 4.54 ERA / 4.31 FIP / 3.82 xFIP, 8.83 K/9, 3.45 BB/9 in 107.0 IP

NYY Offense

Who’s Hot

— Mark Teixeira – 9 for 26 with 2 doubles, 4 RBI, 2 BB in the last 7 days

— Derek Jeter – 8 for 25 with 1 HR, 1 RBI in the last 7 days

— Robinson Cano – 9 for 30 with 1 double, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

— Andruw Jones – 1 for 15 with 1 RBI, 10 K in the last 7 days

— Chris Stewart – 1 for 9 with 1 BB, 1 K in the last 7 days

— Eric Chavez – 2 for 17 with 3 BB, 4 K in the last 7 days

— Raul Ibanez – 4 for 24 with 2 RBI, 1 BB, 7 K in the last 7 days

BOS Offense

Who’s Hot:

— Will Middlebrooks – 8 for 23 with 1 double, 1 HR, 1 RBI in the last 7 days

— Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 4 for 13 with 1 double, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

— Carl Crawford – 2 for 22 with 8 K in the last 7 days

— Ryan Sweeney – 1 for 9 with 1 double, 1 BB in the last 7 days

— Cody Ross – 5 for 26 with 1 double, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 5 K in the last 7 days

Enjoy the series everyone!

Series Preview: Yankees at Mariners | 7/23/12-7/25/12

Pitching Matchups

Monday, 7/23/12, 10:10pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Hiroki Kuroda, RHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 5 K, 0 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 9-7, 3.46 ERA / 4.05 FIP / 3.89 xFIP, 6.92 K/9, 2.43 BB/9 in 122.1 IP

Pitching for the Mariners: Kevin Millwood, RHP
Last Start: 5.0 IP, 7 ER, 10 H, 2 K, 1 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 3-7, 4.15 ERA / 3.57 FIP / 4.35 xFIP, 6.62 K/9, 3.35 BB/9 in 102.0 IP

Tuesday, 7/24/12, 10:10pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Freddy Garcia, RHP
Last Start: 5.2 IP, 4 ER, 9 H, 6 K, 2 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 4-3, 5.37 ERA / 4.20 FIP / 4.20 xFIP, 7.04 K/9, 2.85 BB/9 in 53.2 IP

Pitching for the Mariners: Felix Hernandez, RHP
Last Start: 8.0 IP, 1 ER, 8 H, 3 K, 1 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 8-5, 2.82 ERA / 2.78 FIP / 3.12 xFIP, 9.15 K/9, 2.30 BB/9 in 140.2 IP

Wednesday, 7/25/12, 3:40pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Ivan Nova, RHP
Last Start: 6.2 IP, 2 ER, 9 H, 6 K, 1 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 10-4, 4.10 ERA / 4.43 FIP / 3.89 xFIP, 7.98 K/9, 2.63 BB/9 in 123.0 IP

Pitching for the Mariners: Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP
Last Start: 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 7 K, 1 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 1-2, 4.86 ERA / 5.61 FIP / 4.32 xFIP, 6.60 K/9, 4.27 BB/9 in 46.1 IP

NYY Offense

Who’s Hot

Jayson Nix – 5 for 14 with 2 doubles in the last 7 days

Mark Teixeira – 8 for 23 with 1 double, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 BB in the last 7 days

Derek Jeter – 8 for 24 with 2 doubles, 1 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

Robinson Cano – 9 for 28 with 2 doubles, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

Eric Chavez – 2 for 14 with 2 BB, 3 K in the last 7 days

Chris Stewart – 2 for 11 with 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 K in the last 7 days

Curtis Granderson  – 5 for 24 with 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 9 K in the last 7 days

SEA Offense

Who’s Hot:

Jesus Montero – 12 for 26 with 4 doubles, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 3 BB in the last 7 days

John Jaso – 4 for 11 with 1 BB in the last 7 days

Carlos Peguero – 3 for 9 with 1 HR, 2 RBI in the last 7 days

Michael Saunders – 7 for 23 with 1 double, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not:

Justin Smoak – 3 for 29 with 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 12 K in the last 7 days

Dustin Ackley – 5 for 28 with 1 triple, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 7 K in the last 7 days

Miguel Olivo – 3 for 16 with 1 RBI, 8 K in the last 7 days

Kyle Seager – 6 for 31 with 2 doubles, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 BB, 6 K

Enjoy the series everyone!

Series Preview: Yankees at Athletics | 7/19/12-7/22/12

Pitching Matchups

Thursday, 7/19/12, 10:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Freddy Garcia, RHP
Last Start:  5.0 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 4 K, 5 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 4-2, 5.25 ERA / 4.19 FIP / 4.24 xFIP, 6.75 K/9, 2.81 BB/9 in 48.0 IP

Pitching for the Athletics: A.J. Griffin, RHP
Last Start:  6.0 IP, 3 ER, 8 H, 5 K, 1 BB, 2 HR
On the Season: 1-0, 2.63 ERA / 4.65 FIP / 4.31 xFIP, 6.00 K/9, 2.25 BB/9 in 24.0 IP

Friday, 7/20/12, 10:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Ivan Nova, RHP
Last Start:  6.0 IP, 6 ER, 9 H, 3 K, 2 BB, 3 HR
On the Season: 10-4, 4.18 ERA / 4.59 FIP / 3.96 xFIP, 7.97 K/9, 2.71 BB/9 in 116.1 IP

Pitching for the Athletics: Tommy Milone, LHP
Last Start:  6.0 IP, 2 ER, 10 H, 4 K, 1 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 9-6, 3.54 ERA / 4.29 FIP / 4.13 xFIP, 5.98 K/9, 2.05 BB/9 in 114.1 IP

Saturday, 7/21/12, 9:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Phil Hughes, RHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 4 K, 3 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 9-7, 4.22 ERA / 4.52 FIP / 4.26 xFIP, 8.10 K/9, 2.19 BB/9 in 106.2 IP

Pitching for the Athletics: Jarrod Parker, RHP
Last Start: 6.0 IP, 4 ER, 9 H, 4 K, 0 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 6-4, 3.16 ERA / 3.49 FIP / 4.29 xFIP, 7.02 K/9, 4.05 BB/9 in 91.0 IP

Sunday, 7/22/12, 4:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: C.C. Sabathia, LHP
Last Start: 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 6 K, 1 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 10-3, 3.27 ERA / 3.13 FIP / 3.26 xFIP, 8.84 K/9, 2.39 BB/9 in 113.0 IP

Pitching for the Athletics: Bartolo Colon, RHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 5 K, 1 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 6-8, 3.88 ERA / 3.99 FIP / 4.08 xFIP, 5.50 K/9, 1.46 BB/9 in 111.1 IP

NYY Offense

Who’s Hot

Jayson Nix – 5 for 10 with 2 doubles in the last 7 days

Robinson Cano – 9 for 21 with 2 doubles, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB in the last 7 days

Derek Jeter – 8 for 23 with 3 doubles, 2 RBI, 3 BB in the last 7 days

Mark Teixeira – 6 for 18 with 1 double, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 3 BB in the last 7 days

Curtis Granderson – 6 for 19 with 1 triple, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

Nick Swisher – 3 for 16 with 1 double, 1 RBI, 7 BB, 7 K in the last 7 days

OAK Offense

Who’s Hot:

Jonny Gomes – 5 for 9 with 2 HR, 7 RBI in the last 7 days

— Yoenis Cespedes – 11 for 21 with 2 doubles, 2 HR, 6 RBI in the last 7 days

Josh Reddick – 7 for 21 with 1 double, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

Chris Carter – 3 for 12 with 2 HR, 4 RBI, 6 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not:

Cliff Pennington – 0 for 9 with 2 K in the last 7 days

Derek Norris – 0 for 12 with 1 RBI, 1 BB, 4 K in the last 7 days

Coco Crisp – 1 for 7 with 1 BB, 3 K in the last 7 days

Brandon Inge – 4 for 21 with 1 double, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 6 K in the last 7 days

Enjoy the series everyone!

Series Preview: Yankees vs. Blue Jays | 7/16/12-7/18/12

Pitching Matchups

Monday, 7/16/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Phil Hughes, RHP
Last Appearance: 5.1 IP, 3 ER, 10 H, 3 K, 1 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 9-7, 4.33 ERA / 4.48 FIP / 4.15 xFIP, 8.31 K/9, 2.08 BB/9 in 99.2 IP

Pitching for the Blue Jays: Henderson Alvarez, RHP
Last Start: 5.1 IP, 5 ER, 8 H, 4 K, 2 BB, 0 HR On the Season: 5-7, 4.36 ERA / 5.18 FIP / 4.38 xFIP, 3.02 K/9, 1.93 BB/9 in 107.1 IP

Tuesday, 7/17/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: C.C. Sabathia, LHP
Last Appearance: 5.2 IP, 1 ER, 9 H, 3 K, 2 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 9-3, 3.45 ERA / 3.21 FIP / 3.25 xFIP, 8.83 K/9, 2.44 BB/9 in 107.0 IP

Pitching for the Blue Jays: Brett Cecil, LHP
Last Start: 4.1 IP, 6 ER, 6 H, 5 K, 3 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 2-1, 6.75 ERA / 5.65 FIP / 5.08 xFIP, 7.09 K/9, 3.38 BB/9 in 26.2 IP

Wednesday, 7/18/12, 1:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Hiroki Kuroda, RHP
Last Start: 7.1 IP, 5 ER, 8 H, 6 K, 1 BB, 2 HR
On the Season: 8-7, 3.67 ERA / 4.17 FIP / 3.94 xFIP, 6.95 K/9, 2.58 BB/9 in 115.1 IP

Pitching for the Blue Jays: Ricky Romero, LHP
Last Start: 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 6 K, 2 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 8-5, 5.03 ERA / 5.17 FIP / 4.51 xFIP, 6.34 K/9, 4.64 BB/9 in 116.1 IP

NYY Offense

Who’s Hot

Robinson Cano – 5 for 11 with 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

Eric Chavez – 3 for 7 with 1 HR, 1 RBI in the last 7 days

Curtis Granderson – 4 for 11 with 1 triple, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB in the last 7 days

Derek Jeter – 4 for 12 with 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

Russell Martin – 1 for 7 with 1 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

Nick Swisher – 1 for 6 with 1 double, 5 BB, 2 K in the last 7 days

TOR Offense

Who’s Hot:

Adam Lind – 6 for 10 with 1 double, 5 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

J.P. Arencibia – 4 for 10 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI in the last 7 days

Who’s Not:

Rajai Davis – 0 for 7 with 2 K in the last 7 days

Colby Rasmus – 1 for 12 with 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K in the last 7 days

Brett Lawrie – 2 for 12 with 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K in the last 7 days

Enjoy the series everyone!

Series Preview: Angels @ Yankees 7/13 – 7/15

Pitching Matchups

Friday, 7/13/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Hiroki Kuroda RHP
Last Appearance: (ND) 5.2IP, 6ER, 10H, 1HR, 3K, 1BB
On the Season: 8-7, 3.50era / 1.94WHIP / 4.06FIP / 3.97xFIP, K/9 6.92, BB/9 2.67 in 108.0IP

Pitching for the Angels: C.J. Wilson LHP
Last Start: (L) 7.0IP, 3ER, 4H, 1HR, 4K, 3BB
On the Season: 9-5, 2.43era / 1.16WHIP / 3.64FIP / 4.13xFIP , K/9 7.11, BB/9 3.96 in 111.1 IP

Saturday, 7/14/12, 1:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Freddy Garcia RHP
Last Start: (W) 6.2IP, 1ER, 6H, 0HR, 5K, 2BB
On the Season: 3-2, 5.23era / 1.35WHIP / 4.16FIP / 3.94XFIP, K/9 6.70 BB/9 2.09 in 43.0IP

Pitching for the Angels: Jerome Williams RHP
Last Start: (L) 3.1IP, 4ER, 7H, 0HR, 1K, 3BB
On the Season: 6-5, 4.46era / 1.38WHIP / 3.86FIP / 4.01XFIP, K/9 6.10, BB/9 2.83 in 82.2 IP

Sunday, 7/15/12, 1:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Ivan Nova RHP
Last Start: (W) 6.0IP, 1ER, 6H, 0HR, 10K, 2BB
On the Season: 10-3, 3.92era / 1.38WHIP / 4.32FIP / 3.79XFIP, K/9 8.16, BB/9 2.69 in 110.1IP

Pitching for the Angels: Jered Weaver RHP
Last Start:  (W) 8.0IP, 0ER, 3H, 0HR, 5K, 1BB
On the Season: 10-1, 1.96era / 0.90WHIP / 2.94FIP / 3.93xFIP, K/9 6.80, BB/9 2.05 in 96.2 IP

NYY Offense

Who’s Hot

Derek Jeter – 10 for 25, 4 runs, 1 stolen base, .400 in the last 7 days.

Alex Rodriguez – 7 for 19, 3 runs, 1 triple, 3RBI, 3 Stolen bases, .368 in the last 7 days.

Who’s Not

Russell Martin – 1 for 9, 3 strikeouts, .111 in the last 7 days.

Jayson Nix – 2 for 13, 3 strikeouts, .154 in the last 7 days.

LAA Offense

Who’s Hot:

Mike Trout – 6 for 17, 5 runs, 2 home runs, 4 rbi, 4 stolen bases, .353 in the last 7 days.

Mark Trumbo – 6 for 18, 4 runs, 2 homer runs, 2 rbi, .333  in the last 7 days.

Who’s Not:

Albert Pujols – 3 for 16, .188 in the last 7 days.

Howie Kendrick – 3 for 14, 5 strikeouts, .214 in the last 7 days.

Enjoy the series everyone!

Series Preview: Yankees at Red Sox | 7/6/12-7/8/12

Pitching Matchups

Friday, 7/6/12, 7:10pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Hiroki Kuroda, RHP
Last Appearance: 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 11 K, 1 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 8-7, 3.17 ERA / 4.00 FIP / 3.86 xFIP, 7.04 K/9, 2.73 BB/9 in 102.1 IP

Pitching for the Red Sox: Josh Beckett, RHP
Last Start: 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 4 K, 3 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 4-7, 4.06 ERA / 3.75 FIP / 3.99 xFIP, 6.40 K/9, 2.13 BB/9 in 84.1 IP

Saturday, 7/7/12, 12:35pm ET (Double-Header Game 1; makeup of PPD game on 4/22)

Pitching for the Yankees: Phil Hughes, RHP
Last Start: 8.0 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 8 K, 1 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 9-6, 4.29 ERA / 4.60 FIP / 4.15 xFIP, 8.49 K/9, 2.10 BB/9 in 94.1 IP

Pitching for the Red Sox: Franklin Morales, LHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 7 K, 2 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 1-1, 2.51 ERA / 2.59 FIP / 3.61 xFIP, 9.63 K/9, 2.30 BB/9 in 43.0 IP

Saturday, 7/7/12, 7:15pm ET (Double-Header Game 2)

Pitching for the Yankees: Freddy Garcia, RHP
Last Appearance: 5.1 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 4 K, 0 BB, 2 HR
On the Season: 2-2, 5.94 ERA / 4.48 FIP / 3.98 xFIP, 6.69 K/9, 1.98 BB/9 in 36.1 IP

Pitching for the Red Sox: Felix Doubront, LHP
Last Start: 4.1 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 4 K, 5 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 8-4, 4.42 ERA / 4.20 FIP / 3.78 xFIP, 9.13 K/9, 3.41 BB/9 in 89.2 IP

Sunday, 7/8/12, 8:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Ivan Nova, RHP
Last Start: 6.0 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 5 K, 2 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 9-3, 4.05 ERA / 4.53 FIP / 3.91 xFIP, 7.76 K/9, 2.67 BB/9 in 104.1 IP

Pitching for the Red Sox: Jon Lester, LHP
Last Start: 6.2 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 9 K, 1 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 5-5, 4.33 ERA / 3.63 FIP / 3.59 xFIP, 7.33 K/9, 2.33 BB/9 in 108.0 IP

NYY Offense

Who’s Hot

Robinson Cano – 11 for 26 with 2 HR, 8 RBI in the last 7 days

Andruw Jones – 4 for 11 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI in the last 7 days

Eric Chavez – 3 for 10 with 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

Russell Martin – 0 for 15 with 4 K in the last 7 days

Nick Swisher – 4 for 21 with 2 BB, 9 K in the last 7 days

BOS Offense

Who’s Hot:

Adrian Gonzalez – 9 for 26 with 1 RBI in the last 7 days

Who’s Not:

Nick Punto – 1 for 13 with 1 BB, 2 K in the last 7 days

Daniel Nava – 3 for 23 with 1 double, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 3 K in the last 7 days

— Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 3 for 20 with 2 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 4 K in the last 7 days

Mike Aviles – 3 for 18 with 1 double, 1 BB, 4 K in the last 7 days

Enjoy the series everyone!

Series Preview: Yankees at Rays | 7/2/12-7/4/12

Pitching Matchups

Monday, 7/2/12, 7:10pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Freddy Garcia, RHP
Last Appearance (has been in bullpen): 2.1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 0 HR
On the Season: 2-2, 6.39 ERA / 4.12 FIP / 4.03 xFIP, 6.68 K/9, 2.32 BB/9 in 31.0 IP

Pitching for the Rays: Matt Moore, LHP
Last Start: 7.1 IP, 4 ER, 10 H, 5 K, 2 BB, 2 HR
On the Season: 4-5, 4.19 ERA / 4.46 FIP / 4.26 xFIP, 9.20 K/9, 4.30 BB/9 in 88.0 IP

Tuesday, 7/3/12, 7:10pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Ivan Nova, RHP
Last Start: 7.1 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 5 K, 3 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 9-2, 4.03 ERA / 4.48 FIP / 3.87 xFIP, 7.78 K/9, 2.65 BB/9 in 98.1 IP

Pitching for the Rays: James Shields, RHP
Last Start: 7.2 IP, 4 ER, 14 H, 6 K, 1 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 7-5, 4.04 ERA / 3.69 FIP / 3.43 xFIP, 8.51 K/9, 2.75 BB/9 in 104.2 IP

Wednesday, 7/4/12, 3:10pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: David Phelps, RHP
Last Appearance (has been in bullpen): 3.1 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 5 K, 1 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 1-3, 3.16 ERA / 4.54 FIP / 3.92 xFIP, 8.27 K/9, 3.41 BB/9 in 37.0 IP

Pitching for the Rays: David Price, LHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 7 K, 1 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 11-4, 2.92 ERA / 3.41 FIP / 3.30 xFIP, 8.34 K/9, 3.01 BB/9 in 104.2 IP

NYY Offense

Who’s Hot

Robinson Cano – 12 for 29 with 2 doubles, 4 HR, 10 RBI in the last 7 days

Dewayne Wise – 7 for 14 with 1 double, 1 triple, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

Eric Chavez – 5 for 14 with 1 double, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 3 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

Russell Martin – 0 for 11 with 4 K in the last 7 days

Raul Ibanez – 2 for 19 with 3 BB, 5 K in the last 7 days

— Mark Teixiera – 3 for 24 with 1 double, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 6 K in the last 7 days

Derek Jeter – 6 for 26 with 1 double, 1 BB, 3 K in the last 7 days

TB Offense

Who’s Hot:

Ben Zobrist – 11 for 25 with 4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB in the last 7 days

Jeff Keppinger – 5 for 15 with 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not:

Luke Scott – 0 for 11 with 1 RBI, 1 BB, 4 K in the last 7 days

— BJ Upton – 2 for 26 with 1 RBI, 2 BB, 10 K in the last 7 days

Sean Rodriguez – 1 for 12 with 1 BB, 3 K in the last 7 days

Enjoy the series everyone!

Series Preview: Yankees vs. White Sox | 6/28/12-7/1/12

Pitching Matchups

Thursday, 6/28/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Ivan Nova, RHP
Last Start: 5.2 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 7 K, 3 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 9-2, 4.25 ERA / 4.47 FIP / 3.82 xFIP, 7.91 K/9, 2.57 BB/9 in 91.0 IP

Pitching for the White Sox: Dylan Axelrod, RHP
Last Start: 5.1 IP, 4 ER, 6 H, 3 K, 0 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 0-1, 4.85 ERA / 6.06 FIP / 5.40 xFIP, 6.23 K/9, 2.08 BB/9 in 13.0 IP

Friday, 6/29/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Adam Warren, RHP
Last Start (AAA): 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 1 K, 1 BB, 0 HR
On the Season (AAA): 5-5, 3.86 ERA / 4.23 FIP, 6.15 K/9, 2.81 BB/9 in 86.1 IP

Pitching for the White Sox: Jose Quintana, LHP
Last Start: 8.0 IP, 0 ER, 6 H, 4 K, 0 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 2-1, 1.25 ERA / 2.97 FIP / 3.87 xFIP, 4.98 K/9, 1.25 BB/9 in 43.1 IP

Saturday, 6/30/12, 1:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Hiroki Kuroda, RHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 7 K, 2 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 7-7, 3.40 ERA / 4.23 FIP / 3.97 xFIP, 6.51 K/9, 2.83 BB/9 in 95.1 IP

Pitching for the White Sox: Jake Peavy, RHP
Last Start: 6.0 IP, 3 ER, 10 H, 7 K, 1 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 6-4, 2.84 ERA / 3.14 FIP / 4.01 xFIP, 7.74 K/9, 2.06 BB/9 in 104.2 IP

Sunday, 7/1/12, 2:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Phil Hughes, RHP
Last Start: 8.0 IP, 0 ER, 6 H, 4 K, 1 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 8-6, 4.48 ERA / 4.88 FIP / 4.20 xFIP, 8.44 K/9, 2.19 BB/9 in 86.1 IP

Pitching for the White Sox: Gavin Floyd, RHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 9 K, 0 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 6-7, 4.80 ERA / 4.44 FIP / 3.91 xFIP, 8.50 K/9, 2.40 BB/9 in 90.0 IP

NYY Offense

Who’s Hot

Robinson Cano – 9 for 22 with 1 double, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 2 BB in the last 7 days

Dewayne Wise – 3 for 8 with 1 triple, 1 HR, 3 RBI in the last 7 days

Nick Swisher – 7 for 23 with 1 double, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

Alex Rodriguez – 5 for 18 with 1 double, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

Russell Martin – 0 for 11 with 3 K in the last 7 days

Curtis Granderson – 2 for 21 with 2 RBI, 5 BB, 7 K in the last 7 days

Mark Teixeira – 3 for 20 with 3 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K in the last 7 days

Derek Jeter – 5 for 23 with 3 K in the last 7 days

CWS Offense

Who’s Hot:

Alex Rios – 11 for 24 with 2 doubles, 2 HR, 5 RBI in the last 7 days

Kevin Youkilis – 5 for 12 with 1 double, 2 RBI in the last 7 days

Alexei Ramirez – 8 for 21 with 1 triple, 3 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

Gordon Beckham – 6 for 19 with 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not:

Paul Konerko – 1 for 17 with 4 BB, 1 K in the last 7 days

Adam Dunn – 3 for 24 with 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 BB, 12 K in the last 7 days

Alejandro De Aza – 5 for 24 with 2 doubles, 1 RBI, 6 K in the last 7 days

Enjoy the series everyone!

Series Preview: Yankees vs. Indians | 6/25/12-6/27/12

Pitching Matchups

Monday, 6/25/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Hiroki Kuroda, RHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 4 ER, 6 H, 6 K, 3 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 6-7, 3.57 ERA / 4.40 FIP / 4.02 xFIP, 6.32 K/9, 2.85 BB/9 in 88.1 IP

Pitching for the Indians: Josh Tomlin, RHP
Last Start: 6.2 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 2 K, 2 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 3-4, 5.12 ERA / 4.25 FIP / 4.29 xFIP, 5.40 K/9, 2.13 BB/9 in 63.1 IP

Tuesday, 6/26/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Phil Hughes, RHP
Last Start: 4.1 IP, 6 ER, 6 H, 5 K, 0 BB, 4 HR
On the Season: 7-6, 4.94 ERA / 5.12 FIP / 4.16 xFIP, 8.85 K/9, 2.30 BB/9 in 78.1 IP

Pitching for the Indians: Justin Masterson, RHP
Last Start: 9.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 9 K, 0 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 4-6, 3.98 ERA / 3.85 FIP / 3.96 xFIP, 7.12 K/9, 3.70 BB/9 in 97.1 IP

Wednesday, 6/27/12, 1:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Andy Pettitte, LHP
Last Start: 6.0 IP, 5 ER, 7 H, 6 K, 2 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 3-3, 3.29 ERA / 3.58 FIP / 3.05 xFIP, 8.56 K/9, 2.30 BB/9 in 54.2 IP

Pitching for the Indians: Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP
Last Start: 6.2 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 8 K, 4 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 7-5, 4.59 ERA / 5.28 FIP / 5.24 xFIP, 6.34 K/9, 5.36 BB/9 in 82.1 IP

NYY Offense

Who’s Hot

Nick Swisher – 6 for 17 with 2 doubles, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 3 BB in the last 7 days

Raul Ibanez – 5 for 15 with 1 double, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB in the last 7 days

Robinson Cano – 6 for 21 with 4 HR, 5 RBI, 3 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

Curtis Granderson – 3 for 24 with 1 RBI, 3 BB, 10 K in the last 7 days

Russell Martin – 3 for 17 with 2 doubles, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 3 K in the last 7 days

CLE Offense

Who’s Hot:

Johnny Damon – 4 for 11 with 1 double, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB in the last 7 days

Shin-Soo Choo – 9 for 25 with 5 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB in the last 7 days

Lonnie Chisenhall – 5 for 14 with 1 double, 1 triple, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not:

Jason Kipnis – 3 for 19 with 1 BB, 5 K in the last 7 days

Jose Lopez – 3 for 18 with 2 doubles, 1 K in the last 7 days

Enjoy the series everyone!

Series Preview: Yankees at Mets | 6/22/12-6/24/12


Pitching Matchups

Friday, 6/22/12, 7:10pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Andy Pettitte, LHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 6 K, 3 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 3-2, 2.77 ERA / 3.50 FIP / 3.03 xFIP, 8.51 K/9, 2.22 BB/9 in 48.2 IP

Pitching for the Mets: Jon Niese, LHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 4 ER, 6 H, 7 K, 1 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 4-3, 3.82 ERA / 4.18 FIP / 3.41 xFIP, 8.84 K/9, 3.35 BB/9 in 75.1 IP

Saturday, 6/23/12, 7:15pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Ivan Nova, RHP
Last Start: 7.2 IP, 1 ER, 7 H, 4 K, 1 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 9-2, 4.32 ERA / 4.46 FIP / 3.88 xFIP, 7.70 K/9, 2.43 BB/9 in 85.1 IP

Pitching for the Mets: Chris Young, RHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 9 H, 2 K, 2 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 1-1, 3.06 K/9, 3.00 FIP / 5.93 xFIP, 4.08 K/9, 2.55 BB/9 in 17.2 IP

Sunday, 6/24/12, 8:00pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: C.C. Sabathia, LHP
Last Start: 9.0 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, 10 K, 1 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 9-3, 3.55 ERA / 3.21 FIP / 3.18 xFIP, 9.06 K/9, 2.40 BB/9 in 101.1 IP

Pitching for the Mets: R.A. Dickey, RHP
Last Start: 9.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 13 K, 2 BB
On the Season: 11-1, 2.00 ERA / 2.72 FIP / 2.70 xFIP, 9.36 K/9, 1.91 BB/9 in 99.0 IP

NYY Offense

Who’s Hot

Nick Swisher – 6 for 12 with 2 doubles, 3 RBI, 3 BB in the last 7 days

Robinson Cano – 7 for 19 with 3 HR, 3 RBI, 7 BB in the last 7 days

Mark Teixeira – 7 for 22 with 4 doubles, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

Raul Ibanez – 1 for 16 with 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K in the last 7 days

Andruw Jones – 1 for 12 with 2 BB, 5 K in the last 7 days

Alex Rodriguez – 3 for 21 with 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 7 K in the last 7 days

NYM Offense

Who’s Hot:

David Wright – 8 for 22 with 2 doubles, 3 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

Lucas Duda – 5 for 16 with 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB in the last 7 days

— Jordany Valdespin – 5 for 16 with 1 double, 1 triple, 2 RBI in the last 7 days

Who’s Not:

Omar Quintanilla – 1 for 16 with 1 K in the last 7 days

Andres Torres – 1 for 10 with 2 BB, 1 K in the last 7 days

Daniel Murphy – 2 for 16 with 1 double, 1 RBI in the last 7 days

Kirk Nieuwenhuis – 3 for 20 with 1 HR, 1 RBI, 8 K in the last 7 days

Enjoy the series!

Series Preview: Yankees vs. Braves | 6/18/12-6/20/12

Pitching Matchups

Monday, 6/18/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: C.C. Sabathia, LHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 4 ER, 10 H, 6 K, 2 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 8-3, 3.70 ERA / 3.40 FIP / 3.28 xFIP, 8.97 K/9, 2.53 BB/9 in 92.1 IP

Pitching for the Braves: Mike Minor, LHP
Last Start: 7.1 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 4 K, 1 BB
On the Season: 3-4, 6.01 ERA / 5.18 FIP / 4.51 xFIP, 7.55 K/9, 3.45 BB/9 in 70.1 IP

Tuesday, 6/19/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Hiroki Kuroda, RHP
Last Start: 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 9 H, 8 K, 2 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 6-6, 3.43 ERA / 4.54 FIP / 4.01 xFIP, 6.20 K/9, 2.77 BB/9 in 81.1 IP

Pitching for the Braves: Tim Hudson, RHP
Last Start: 6.0 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 8 K, 0 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 4-3, 3.90 ERA / 3.07 FIP / 3.55 xFIP, 5.85 K/9, 2.25 BB/9 in 60.0 IP

Wednesday, 6/20/12, 1:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Phil Hughes, RHP
Last Start: 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 9 K, 2 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 7-5, 4.50 ERA / 4.66 FIP / 4.15 xFIP, 8.76 K/9, 2.43 BB/9 in 74.0 IP

Pitching for the Braves: Tommy Hanson, RHP
Last Start: 5.1 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 2 K, 6 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 7-4, 3.32 ERA / 4.27 FIP / 4.34 xFIP, 7.64 K/9, 3.65 BB/9 in 81.1 IP

NYY Offense

Who’s Hot

— Nick Swisher – 7 for 16 with 2 doubles, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 BB in the last 7 days

— Robinson Cano – 7 for 20 with 1 double, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 7 BB in the last 7 days

— Curtis Granderson – 8 for 26 with 2 doubles, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 5 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

— Russell Martin – 1 for 18 with 2 BB, 5 K in the last 7 days

— Raul Ibanez – 1 for 15 with 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K in the last 7 days

ATL Offense

Who’s Hot:

— Andrelton Simmons – 9 for 19 with 1 double, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB in the last 7 days

— Jason Heyward – 6 for 18 with 3 doubles, 1 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

— Brian McCann – 6 for 22 with 3 doubles, 2 HR, 3 RBI in the last 7 days

Who’s Not:

— Dan Uggla – 1 for 18 with 1 double, 7 BB, 9 K in the last 7 days

— Chipper Jones – 4 for 18 with 2 BB, 2 K in the last 7 days

Enjoy the series!

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