Just saw this tweeted and wow, A-Rod was worst in August than I thought:
Alex Rodriguez in August: .153/.273/.259. Season OPS dropped from .930 to .851 in that time.
— D.J. Short (@djshort) September 1, 2015
A-Rod’s awful August has dropped his season numbers to .256/.364/.487/.851.
If the Yankees have any hope of winning the division – yeah, I know Toronto exists – or at least a chance of locking up a playoff spot, they will need two things to happen: Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez need to start hitting again. Well, in Tex’s case, he needs to actually play again but with his leg injury not getting any better that may not happen. So now, it’s up to A-Rod and the rest of the offense to make up for Tex’s absence.
Since turning 40 on July 27, A-Rod is batting .192/.328/.327/.655. Yikes.
Here’s how that looks in spray chart form:
- He’s batting .355/.487/.613/1.100 in 31 at bats against lefties and .123/.256/.205/.461 in 73 at bats against righties.