A few statistics that are curious and/or interesting:
• Alex Rodriguez averaged a home run every 11.15 at-bats from May 8 to July 19. He has averaged a home run every 49.5 at-bats since. He has two home runs in the last month. But as his power goes down, Alex’s batting average is going up. He is hitting .298 in his last 46 games.
• Phil Hughes has thrown only 5.2 innings this month. If he’s going to pitch in the bullpen, shouldn’t they actually use him?
• Per Tyler Kepner, Dave Robertson has the best strikeout ratio in the American League (minimum of 30 innings). He is averaging 13.1 per nine innings.
• The Yankees have spent the last 30 days in first place.