In advance of tonight’s All-Star Game, I thought I’d take a look at how the Yankee representatives–Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano, Andy Pettitte, Nick Swisher, CC Sabathia, Mariano Rivera, Alex Rodriguez, and Phil Hughes–have done in their All-Star Game performances.
Of course, this is the first game for Hughes and Swisher, so they don’t have any numbers to contribute. I wish them well and for many more All-Star appearances in the future.
Alex Rodriguez: In 27 ASPAs across 12 games, Rodriguez has hit an “meh” .269/.296/.462 with one home run (back in 1998) and just two RBI (one on that homer and one in 2004). He’s also got a 1/10 BB/K.
Derek Jeter: Jeter was the ASG MVP in 2000 and has generally had a strong All-Star “career.” In 22 plate appearances in 10 games, Jeter has raked to the tune of .429/.455/.619/1.074.
Robinson Cano: Didn’t play in the 2006 All-Star Game–he missed all of July with an injury–so when he starts for the A.L. tonight (batting eighth–the 7-8-9 for the AL is Mauer/Cano/Crawford…wow).
Andy Pettitte: This is Andy’s third All-Star team–1996 and 2001–and he only pitched in the 2001 game. He faced four batters, giving up one hit and striking out one.
CC Sabathia: CC made the team in ’03, ’04, and ’07. 2004 was a disaster: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER. Yikes. 2007 was better as CC pitched one inning, giving up just one hit.
Mariano Rivera: Honestly, what are you expecting here? In ten games (eight pitched), he hasn’t surrendered a run and he’s given up just five hits, hasn’t walked a batter, and has struck out five. This just in: Mo’s really good at pitching.