|Molina||52 AB .231/.231/.365||36 AB .167/.205/.222|
|Giambi||73 AB .164/.315/.411||44 AB .273/.431/.545|
|Duncan||13 AB .154/.353/.231||31 AB .194/.212/.226|
|Cano||106 AB .151/.211/.236||63 AB .302/.333/.444|
|Damon||98 AB .276/.385/.490||70 AB .257/.288/.386|
|Melky||87 AB .299/.370/.494||66 AB .182/.239/.273|
Jason Giambi puts up an OBP 150 points above his batting average. That, my friends, is a weapon; like all weapons it must be properly wielded. Going the other way with a double last night is a great start.
Duncan's splits against RHP: 15 AB .067/.125/.067. Small sample size, but this could be why he's a 28 year old minor leaguer.
Cano's career line is .304/.338/.478. Looking good, though I'm hoping for more.
I've never worked too hard to conceal my dislike of Johnny Damon- to my eye, his swing is a one-handed powerless, directionless hack, his range is exaggerated, and his arm is- well- garbage. Statistically, Derek Jeter is a better hitter, a better leadoff hitter, a better baserunner, and a better base stealer. In short, I'd love to bench Johnny Damon's .288 OBP for a week and see if that doesn't cure our offensive woes.
After a blistering start, Melky has cooled off so much the Yanks are putting him under the post-game spread to keep the lettuce crisp. I'm ready to call up Gardner for a week (send down Shelley) just to see what will happen.