Talkin’ Baseball (part 2) – The pitchers

New York Yankees – Pitching – Month – May

Name                    IP  H RA ER BB SO W L Sv NOP NOS    ERA   OBA

Rivera, Mariano 14.0 7 1 1 2 13 1 1 7 50 48 0.64 .146
Ramirez, Edwar 11.2 8 1 1 6 10 1 0 0 49 43 0.77 .186
Rasner, Darrell 25.0 19 5 5 3 14 3 1 0 95 92 1.80 .209
Britton, Chris 4.2 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 19 15 1.93 .067
Chamberlain, Joba 12.1 8 4 4 8 16 0 1 0 52 44 2.92 .186
Mussina, Mike 29.0 34 20 12 5 21 5 1 0 126 120 3.72 .283
Veras, Jose 11.2 9 5 5 2 9 0 0 0 46 44 3.86 .205
Pettitte, Andy 29.0 36 14 14 6 30 2 2 0 128 121 4.34 .300
Farnsworth, Kyle 12.0 13 6 6 4 8 0 0 0 50 46 4.50 .295
Wang, Chien-Ming 39.1 37 22 22 18 18 1 2 0 171 153 5.03 .248
Hawkins, LaTroy 8.1 7 5 5 3 8 0 1 0 34 31 5.40 .226
Kennedy, Ian 18.2 18 14 13 7 11 0 1 0 82 74 6.27 .250
Ohlendorf, Ross 11.2 17 11 9 5 11 1 0 0 57 52 6.94 .327
Albaladejo, Jonathan 5.0 9 4 4 3 5 0 1 0 24 21 7.20 .450
Igawa, Kei 3.0 11 6 6 0 0 0 1 0 20 20 18.00 .579

New York Yankees – Pitching – whole season 

Name                    IP  H RA ER BB SO W L Sv NOP NOS   ERA  OBA

Rivera, Mariano 25.0 11 1 1 2 24 1 1 15 87 85 0.36 .131
Ramirez, Edwar 16.0 11 1 1 7 15 1 0 0 67 59 0.56 .186
Bruney, Brian 11.1 7 2 2 6 12 1 0 1 48 41 1.59 .175
Rasner, Darrell 25.0 19 5 5 3 14 3 1 0 95 92 1.80 .209
Britton, Chris 4.2 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 19 15 1.93 .067
Chamberlain, Joba 23.2 16 6 6 11 30 1 2 0 96 85 2.28 .190
Veras, Jose 11.2 9 5 5 2 9 0 0 0 46 44 3.86 .205
Albaladejo, Jonathan 13.2 15 6 6 6 13 0 1 0 58 52 3.95 .294
Pettitte, Andy 65.2 77 33 30 17 50 5 5 0 285 265 4.11 .294
Wang, Chien-Ming 78.1 72 36 36 29 45 6 2 0 332 302 4.14 .242
Mussina, Mike 61.1 70 38 29 10 33 8 4 0 261 247 4.26 .286
Farnsworth, Kyle 25.1 28 12 12 9 22 0 1 0 106 97 4.26 .295
Traber, Billy 8.0 9 4 4 5 6 0 0 0 38 31 4.50 .290
Ohlendorf, Ross 31.2 38 23 21 14 31 1 1 0 146 131 5.97 .290
Hawkins, LaTroy 24.0 25 18 18 10 15 1 1 0 101 91 6.75 .278
Kennedy, Ian 37.2 41 32 31 24 26 0 3 0 177 152 7.41 .279
Hughes, Phil 22.0 34 23 22 13 13 0 4 0 110 96 9.00 .362
Igawa, Kei 3.0 11 6 6 0 0 0 1 0 20 20 18.00 .579



Pluses

Mariano Rivera.  There is never going to be enough to say about this guy. 25 innings pitched and 1 run given up. And he does this season after season. A marvellous May to follow on from an astounding April.

Edwar Ramirez. Wasn’t reckoned good enough to make the opening day roster but has hardly put a foot wrong since being called up. 0.77 ERA in May continues the trend.

Mike Mussina. Took five wins in May after a struggle in April. The surprise is that I thought his performance in April was as good as the Yankees could hope from the aging starter.

Minuses

Kei Igawa. What a washout this guy has been. Huge contract. 2nd year at the club. Fourth visit to the majors. One weak game (3 innings, 6 runs) and then back to Scranton.

Ian Kennedy. One good start but then back to the standard he has produced most of the season and now to the disabled list. He had a slightly better May, statistically speaking, but it was still pretty horrible.

LaTroy Hawkins. Was meant to be one of the mainstays of the bullpen this year but the 8 1/3  innings he was given throughout the whole month show how much confidence in him has already begun to slip.

Surprises

Kyle Farnsworth. Perhaps Mr Farnsworth is finally coming good. The statistics don’t quite capture it but he has settled well this month and has been dependable in the majority of his appearances.

Joba Chamberlain. He will be promoted (if that’s the word) to the starting rotation in early June. It’s a surprising risk to take brought about by ownership pressure. We’ll see what happens.

Chris Britton. The surprise is that this guy has not become a regular on the roster yet. He is a frequent flyer between the majors and triple-A despite a 1.93 ERA this month. Surely he is a better bet on current form than Hawkins and as good as Veras. Hope they let him stay around for a while this time.

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