Week 19 Yankees Player of the Week

The Yankees started to play some better baseball this week. They went 4-2 in an extremely important week of games. They started it off on Sunday with a blow out win to salvage a huge split in Baltimore. They then managed to take two out of three in Boston against a team there was no excuses for loosing a series against. CC Sabathia continued to struggle against Tampa, but Ivan Nova pitched a huge game to even the series going into today. The Yankees struggled hitting with RISP in Boston, but it seems like their offense has gotten better. Eduardo Nunez has provided a big spark, which he could have before if he was actually used. Curtis Granderson has gone on a home run tear. Alex Rodriguez is really getting into a nice grove and Derek Jeter continues to fight through his injury to produce. The nominees for Week 19 Yankees Player of the Week are Curtis Granderson, Derek Jeter, Phil Hughes, and Ivan Nova.

The Case For Granderson:  Granderson was .318, with 5 HR’s and 11 RBI on the week. He sparked the Yankees to the blow out win on Sunday with a HR and 5 RBI coming off the bench. His 2 HR’s were the key to Wednesday’s win in Boston.

The Case For Jeter: Jeter’s hurt ankle has not stopped him this week. He hit .333 with 1 HR and 7 RBI. His consistency this year continues to be amazing.

The Case For Hughes. Hughes dominated Boston on Thursday by pitching 7.1 shut out innings. He allowed only 5 hits on 7 strikeouts. The Yankees only scored two runs for him so it was imperative that Hughes cam through. He has pitched some big games lately.

The Case For Nova: In a very surprising development Nova looked as good yesterday as he has all season. He pitched 6 innings, allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and struck out 8. He pitched even better than those numbers would suggest. He looked dominating at times and left very few pitches in the middle of the plate as he had before.

Curtis Granderson is the Week 19 Yankees Player of the Week. If he can keep this play up it will be big for the Yankees. There were a lot of good candidates this week so vote for your pick in the poll and discuss in the comments.

About Matthew B

I am a student at William Paterson University and studying to become a sportswriter. I have a huge passion for the Yankees and love sharing my opinions on them. I can analyze every aspect of the Yankees very well. I am very active on Twitter so feel free to contact me there Twitter: @RAYROBERT9

Posted on September 16, 2012, in Player of the Week and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Not disagreeing with Granderson being awarded player of the week, but a bit surprised to not even see Martin nominated. He’s been coming up with some key hits lately.

    • Eric, this site has a few Martin haters. So he won’t get many votes here.

      TWASP however thinks we can win with Martin…faults and all. Why?

      – he’s good defensively
      – he goes all out all the time
      – he’s got power and Walks a lot (which makes up for his BA)
      -he works well with the pitchers
      – he’s got a good arm

  2. Eric, thank you for dropping by with an insightful comment.
    I admit, I don’t get into the player of the week thing much, when I have done so, I invariably picked someone other that who was picked.
    I could go for your pick, it makes sense. Finely he has started to hit as we were told he could.
    Even today he hit one out helping the team win.
    Please stop by more often, I am sure a couple others will welcome you later. 🙂

  3. It might have helped if I actually put the poll up before. Whoops lol

  4. The Giambino may be coming back

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