Serious Stuff: Tigers-Yanks Gamer

Justin Verlander has been devastating his last two outings, mowing down 19 batters. He’s on the mound while the Yankees send C.C., who is coming off a loss at Anaheim. Comment away.

C. Granderson cf .257
P. Polanco 2b .259
M. Cabrera 1b .322
M. Thames dh .279
M. Ordonez rf .260
R. Raburn lf .269
B. Inge 3b .264
G. Laird c .241
A. Everett ss .258
J. Verlander 3.38
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D. Jeter ss .323
J. Damon lf .278
M. Teixeira 1b .280
A. Rodriguez 3b .250
H. Matsui dh .269
J. Posada c .286
R. Cano 2b .310
N. Swisher rf .235
M. Cabrera cf .284
C. Sabathia 3.86
16 comments… add one
  • CC better have some 8-pitch innings in him this game.

    AndrewYF July 18, 2009, 1:45 pm
  • Just the score you would expect from a Verlander-Sabathia duel: 0-0 in the 7th.
    And f*ck me, right as I type that ARod homers.

    Atheose July 18, 2009, 3:11 pm
  • Having Mo in the bullpen is like having an 8-inning game. That strikeout by Aceves felt like the save right there.
    Of course, another run or two would be nice.

    AndrewYF July 18, 2009, 3:35 pm
  • Just another perfect inning from Mo, who looks as good as ever, if not better. He’s on pace to set career records in K/9 and BB/9. Jesus.

    AndrewYF July 18, 2009, 3:51 pm
  • This is a fun statistic – Rivera’s K/BB ratios from 2004 to 2009:

    AndrewYF July 18, 2009, 3:54 pm
  • Okay I lied, his current 10.2 K/9 would only be second to his 10.9 set in his ’96 campaign.

    AndrewYF July 18, 2009, 3:57 pm
  • Great work, Andrew.
    You weren’t far off though – his best year as a closer.
    I’d love to see him win a CY.

    Rob July 18, 2009, 4:10 pm
  • CC and A-Rod (not to mention Mo) play like they’re supposed to and the Yanks win big one. A-Rod has had several key HR’s in close and late games. Don’t have the ability to check the stats right now but his HRs have not been cheapies this year. With the Sox facing Halladay in Toronto the Yanks have a real shot at closing to one but they need Joba to not suck.

    IronHorse July 18, 2009, 4:10 pm
  • Here you go (AVG OBP SLG):
    Hi leverage: .269 .426 .654
    Me leverage: .218 .390 .436
    Lo leverage: .270 .400 .554
    Late and close: .276 .500 .828
    Tie: .263 .400 .614
    1-run: .265 .433 .612
    2-run: .267 .429 .593
    His averages this year: .250 .403 .534

    Rob July 18, 2009, 4:32 pm
  • Looking at it again, can’t believe Mo didn’t win in 1996:
    8-3, 5 saves, 107 IP, 2.09 ERA, 130 K, 34 BB, 0.994 WHIP
    Voters just had no idea how to value that (239 ERA+). Instead, we have Pat Hentgen – CY Young immortal. Still, eliminate Hentgen and Pettitte wins.

    Rob July 18, 2009, 4:37 pm
  • great game, great stuff on the blog. sorry i missed it all.
    i think we can expect a big 2nd half from cc. and alex. still, a dogfight in this division.

    YF July 18, 2009, 7:10 pm
  • And I think your stats count the IBB’s, so even more insane, haha..

    Lar July 19, 2009, 12:58 am
  • Man, if anyone deserves a “lifetime achievement” Cy Young, it’s Mo. Unfortunately, this year looks like it belongs to Zach Grienke. Maybe next year, all the starters in the AL will be mediocre.

    AndrewYF July 19, 2009, 11:18 am
  • Honestly, I’m not too sure about Grienke – he was awesome earlier on, but he’ll have to repeat it again second half of the year to win it.
    That said, I don’t know if Mo is next on that list in any case..

    Lar July 19, 2009, 1:01 pm
  • It’s going to be a 5 man race come September; Verlander, Greinke, Halladay, Hernandez, Beckett. In that order.

    Atheose July 19, 2009, 1:25 pm
  • Jackson doesn’t have the wins, but he’s having an impressive season as well.

    AndrewYF July 19, 2009, 1:42 pm

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