Mark Teixeira is so hot right now. Over the last 15 games or so, Teixeira has raised his dismal, sub-.200 AVG, to a relatively respectable .272. Tex is 21 for his last 48, and according to PeteAbe, he is 26 for 69 since the return of Alex Rodriguez. Throughout his slump, Tex kept his OPB high, drawing a lot of walks, which was a good indication that he would break out of his slump. His OPB is still at a stellar .382.
Chien Ming Wang has been stuck in the bullpen for a while now. He has only pitched 3 innings, and those innings weren't great. He gave up 2 runs in the 7-3 loss to the Phillies. Granted, this was much better than Wang's other outings this season. Although I would like to see Wang return to the rotation, Phil Hughes is pitching too well to merit a demotion. In his last start, Phil went 8 innings and gave up no runs. I don't know what they are going to do with the Wanger. I guess he'll have to wait until Hughes cools...
Rubber game tonight against the Rangers.
Here are the lineups:
P- AJ Burnett
Burnett has an unsettling 5.28 for the season. He really needs to have a good night tonight.