Series Preview: Yankees at Rays | 4/6/12-4/8/12

Pitching Matchups

Friday, 4/16/12, 3:10pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: C.C. Sabathia
Spring Training Numbers: 0-1, 5.00 ERA, 13 K, 21 H in 18.0 IP

Pitching for the Rays: James Shields
Spring Training Numbers: 3-0, 2.08 ERA, 23 K, 19 H in 21.2 IP

Saturday, 4/17/12, 7:10pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Hiroki Kuroda
Spring Training Numbers: 2-1, 2.92 ERA, 17 K, 23 H in 24.2 IP

Pitching for the Rays: David Price
Spring Training Numbers: 1-0, 3.13 ERA, 23 K, 20 H in 23.0 IP

Sunday, 4/18/12, 1:40pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Phil Hughes
Spring Training Numbers: 0-1, 1.56 ERA, 12 K, 16 H in 17.1 IP

Pitching for the Rays: Jeremy Hellickson
Spring Training Numbers: 0-2, 9.00 ERA, 10 K, 33 H in 20.0 IP

NYY Offense

Best of the Spring:

— Alex Rodriguez – .300 AVG / .390 OBP / .520 SLG, 2 HR, 14 RBI in 50 AB (19 games)

— Curtis Granderson – .383 AVG / .500 OBP / .723 SLG, 2 HR, 7 RBI in 47 AB (19 games)

Weakest of the Spring:

— Raul Ibanez – .150 AVG / .190 OBP / .333 SLG, 3 HR, 10 RBI in 60 AB (21 games)

— Brett Gardner – .214 AVG / .313 OBP / .286 SLG, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 8 SB, 0 CS in 56 AB (21 games)

TB Offense

Best of the Spring:

— Desmond Jennings – .327 AVG / .377 OBP / .531 SLG, 3 HR, 7 RBI in 49 AB (16 games)

— Evan Longoria – .283 AVG / .340 OBP / .609 SLG, 4 HR, 9 RBI in 46 AB (16 games)

Weakest of the Spring:

— Matt Joyce – .156 AVG / .229 OBP / .313 SLG, 3 HR, 7 RBI in 64 AB (23 games)

— Carlos Pena – .107 AVG / .254 OBP / .214 SLG, 1 HR, 2 RBI in 56 AB (20 games)

And with this series, regular season Yankees baseball is back! Enjoy!

 

About Mike D.

Mike D. is one of 2 co-founders of the Yankees Fans Unite Blog. He has been a Yankees fan for as long as he can remember, growing up in a family of huge NYY fans. His knowledge of the game comes from watching baseball his whole life, and playing third base in high school and college.

Posted on April 5, 2012, in Series Previews and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Nice Preview Mike. Tons of stats.

  2. Even though Ibanez & Gardner didn’t have a spectacular spring, they did show improvement towards the end. Ibanez showed power and Gardner worked the count in more at-bats, something you want to do to get the pitch count of the opposing team up.

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