Russell Martin’s ready for late peak?

The futility of Martin’s batting season is simply amazing. Before August, his best month was May. His triple slash line by month:

  • April: .167/.338/.296
  • May: .202/.329/.362
  • June: .194/.270/.433
  • July: .183/.290/.400

Though the power numbers with four homers in both June and July were better, that was a whole lot of lousy hitting. And you want to talk about amazing? Check out his progression of BABIP numbers: .189, .222, 196 and .156!  You can’t say that such low BABIP numbers are a product of bad luck. There is a lot of weak contact in there.

The Yankees did not expect Russell Martin to hit like he did in his early Dodgers days. But they would have taken .240 to .250 with occasional home run pop. The home run pop has been the only part of that equation this season with twelve after hitting eighteen last season. On top of his struggles with the batted ball, his current strikeout rate of 19.2 percent is the highest of his career and five points higher than his career average.…

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The Farm Report: 8/10/12


Trenton lost to Altoona 6-1:
The game was scoreless through three, but Altoona struck in the fourth. Oscar Tejeda and Jarek Cunningham both hit two-run homers, giving the Curve a 4-0 lead. They added runs in the sixth and seventh, with a 6-0 edge and the Thunder finally tried to rally in the ninth.  Rob Segedin drew a walk and scored on a double by Walter Ibarra.  Unfortunately, that was all the Thunder had in them, as they fell 6-1.

Segedin went 2-3 with a run scored and a walk.  Ibarra went 2-4 with a double and a RBI.  David Adams and Adonis Garcia each had one hit.  Shaeffer Hall had a rough outing, going 5.1 innings and giving up five runs (four earned) on ten hits, no walks and five Ks.  Josh Romanski went 1.2 and kept the Curve hitless, striking out two.

Tampa lost to Brevard County 8-6:
The Manatees jumped out to a quick lead, scoring three in an error and walk filled first and two in the second.  …

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50 Shades Of Jay(s), Yankees Win 10-4

You knew this was going to be an interesting night when David Cone dropped a “Moves Like Jagger” reference in the bottom of the first inning after a diving play by Derek Jeter to a speedy Rajai Davis for the first out...

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Game 112: What Interesting Lineups You Have

New York Yankees Toronto Blue Jays
Derek Jeter, SS Rajai Davis, LF
Nick Swisher, RF Colby Rasmus, CF
Mark Teixeira, DH Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B Yunel Escobar, SS
Andruw Jones, LF David Cooper, DH
Jayson Nix, 3B Kelly Johnson, 2B
Russell Martin, C Omar Vizquel, 3B
Ichiro Suzuki, CF Jeff Mathis, C
Casey McGehee, 1B Anthony Gose, RF
Freddy Garcia, SP Ricky Romero, SP

The first pitch is scheduled for...

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