- Swing Early: This season, opposing hitters are hitting .316 on the first pitch against Weaver.
- Fourth Times a Charm: Opposing hitters are hitting .301 in the fourth inning this season off Weaver. That’s the best of any inning.
- Double Positive: When Napoli is catching for Weaver, opposing hitters are hitting .306, as opposed to .215 with other catchers. If he doesn’t play, then the best opposing hitter against Chamberlain on the Angels will not be hitting. So either way, the Yankees get something positive.
|D Jeter SS||4||0||1||0||2||1||28||0.333||.399|
|J Damon DH||5||0||1||0||1||2||28||0.288||.368|
|M Teixeira 1B||4||1||0||0||2||2||30||0.281||.380|
|A Rodriguez 3B||5||0||1||1||0||2||17||0.269||.400|
|J Posada C||4||3||2||3||1||1||23||0.28||.357|
|R Cano 2B||4||2||3||2||1||0||12||0.32||.350|
|N Swisher LF-RF||5||1||1||2||0||2||17||0.248||.368|
|E Hinske RF||4||1||1||1||0||0||15||0.241||.323|
|J Hairston Jr. LF||1||0||0||0||0||1||3||0.286||.392|
|M Cabrera CF||4||1||2||0||1||1||20||0.273||.333|
* The Starter
A.J. Burnett: 5.1 IP, 11 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 2 HR
* Wrap Up
Yankees now go 36 games over .500, the most since 2000. Burnett has been pretty horrible lately and is going to need to get on track. Boston beat Tampa, but who cares. If the Yanks keep winning, it wont matter anymore. The Yankees maintain their 6.5 game lead in the east.
* Coming Up Next
Sabathia (15-7, 3.56) vs. Berken (4-11, 6.33)
Hairston boots Pettittes perfect game, Yanks still get it done.
Yanks pound out five homers to take rubber game in Boston.
|Jeter||SS||.331||.298, 14 for 47|
|Damon||LF||.284||.273, 12 for 44|
|Teixeira||1B||.288||.125, 2 for 16|
|Swisher||RF||.251||.294, 5 for 17|
|Cano||2B||.314||.341, 14 for 41|
|Cabrera||CF||.270||.333, 12 for 36|
|Molina||C||.250||.154, 4 SO|
Each team looks to restore some order in series and salvage final game, win series.
Yanks hope they have something left after outburst last night.