July review – New York Yankee pitchers

On the whole, July has been a good month for pitching for the Yankees with few exceptions. Even those who didn’t do so well managed the odd good outing:

New York Yankees – Pitching – Month – July

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

Ramirez, Edwar        10 11.1  0  0  0  3 16 1 0  0   0.00  .000

Giese, Dan             6 10.1  8  2  2  2  5 0 0  0   1.74  .211

Farnsworth, Kyle      10  8.1  4  2  2  4  9 0 0  0   2.16  .133

Chamberlain, Joba      6 35.2 30 11 10 10 43 2 1  0   2.52  .227

Mussina, Mike          5 31.0 36  9  9  2 27 3 1  0   2.61  .300

Veras, Jose           11 10.1  8  3  3  5 13 0 1  0   2.61  .211

Rivera, Mariano        9 11.0 11  4  4  1 15 2 1  4   3.27  .262

Hawkins, LaTroy        6  6.2  6  3  3  1  5 0 0  0   4.05  .240

Pettitte, Andy         6 38.0 41 23 20 10 33 3 3  0   4.74  .281

Robertson, David      12 12.2  8  7  7  7 16 2 0  0   4.97  .174

Rasner, Darrell        4 21.2 29 16 15 11 11 1 2  0   6.23  .333

Britton, Chris         1  3.2  7  3  3  0  1 0 0  0   7.36  .438

Traber, Billy          2  2.1  2  2  2  1  1 0 0  0   7.71  .222

Marte, Damaso          3  2.1  4  2  2  1  4 0 0  0   7.71  .364

Ponson, Sidney         4 20.2 33 18 18  8  8 1 1  0   7.84  .379

Pluses

Edwar Ramirez. In 10 appearances in July, Ramirez didn’t give up a run and achieved 11 1/3 innings on the mound. He’s already experienced a wobble in August but in July he was as good as it gets

Joba Chamberlain. Joba is finally settling into this starting business. In July, he achieved two wins and was solid in every other statistical category.

Mike Mussina. Moose continues to enjoy his indian summer. With solid support from the offence and some canny pitching, he continues to succeed despite allowing two many runners.

Minuses

Sidney Ponson. Despite the occasional good start this has not been a good month for Sidney. 7.84 ERA and only 5 innings (on average) per start.

Darrell Rasner. Rasner and Ponson give us two games in every five where we’re lucky to be level when the starter leaves. Personally, I’d rest Rasner and give him a moment to catch his breath and allow Giese to take his next start.

David Robertson. After beginning well, he appears to be fading fast. His ERA was a whisker under 5 for the month.

Surprises

Kyle Farnsworth. Farnsworth was finally in his stride. An OBA of .133 on the month was positively miserly resulting in a 2.16 ERA for that period. It must have hurt Girardi to see him go.

Dan Giese. Giese continues to be successful. Soon I’m going to stop being surprised by this. Proportionally, he gave up a lot of hits but very few of those passed home plate.

Mariano Rivera. Rivera is struggling when he comes into a game level or behind and generally it is the first batter he faces who hurts him. Maybe this is psychological at the moment but it is a mar on an otherwise great season.

2 thoughts on “July review – New York Yankee pitchers

  1. I watched the Yankees’ comeback yesterday. It was quite a gift. I wonder about their chances. I do think the Red Sox are weaker without Manny. Of course, he’s here in LA now, so I can’t complain much.

    • Last night was an interesting one for the Yankees. 5-5, bottom of the ninth. Normally in that situation they would go with Rivera but given his tendency to struggle in tied games at the moment, they went with Marte. Marte is much more suited to being matched carefully to hitters he does well against. Consequently, we lost 9-5. Add this to Chamberlain’s early departure and it was a worrying night. Rasner might be back in the rotation quicker than he needs to be. And the Yankees might be about to reap for their too hasty promotion of Joba……

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