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It’s been a good month so far

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 13, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Andruw Jones has been around the game long enough, been interviewed at his locker often enough, that he knew the “right” thing to say after Sunday’s game. He’d just gone 2-for-5 with a home run, which came just one day after he hit three homers in a Saturday doubleheader. He was asked whether — when he’s that hot — he’d rather just keep playing and not have an All-Star break.

“Not really,” Jones said. “Not after yesterday. I barely made it today.”

A break is good for everyone, and you can bet the Yankees were happy to have a few days off, no matter how well they were playing. Truth is, so far, it’s been a good month for the Yankees. They’re 5-3 in July, which doesn’t seem like much until you realize it’s a .625 winning percentage. The pitching staff has a 3.78 ERA this month, but it’s the offense that’s stood out, hitting .287/.358/.495 as a team during the eight games leading into the break.

Here are the individual Yankees’ numbers in the month of July. A lot of these guys would love to have these numbers carry into the second half.

Derek Jeter: .378/.378/.459
Curtis Granderson: .280/.406/.400
Alex Rodriguez: .308/.379/.423
Robinson Cano: .364/.417/.545
Mark Teixeira: .320/.469/.720
Nick Swisher: .185/.343/.333
Raul Ibanez: .333/.333/.533
Eric Chavez: .429/.471/.857
Russell Martin: .059/.158/.118

Andruw Jones: .333/.333/.905
Dewayne Wise: .222/.300/.556
Chris Stewart: .200/.250/.200
Jayson Nix: .188/.235/.438
Darnell McDonald: .000/.000/.000

Associated Press photos

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