Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The Cash Register: Mediocre Montero The Cash Register is a regular feature in which we chart how former Yankees who were traded away are faring this season.
• Seattle catcher Jesus Montero: A quiet week for Montero at the plate with no hits. He's batting .258 on the year and his OBP is just .298. It's fair to say he's been mediocre with his bat, although he did catch a no-hitter against the Dodgers.
• Seattle starter Hector Noesi: It didn't get any better for Noesi last week as the Angels hit him for six earned runs in four innings. For the year, he's 2-6 with a 5.99 ERA.
• Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy: Kennedy has won two starts to even his record at 5-5. He has a 3.93 ERA, but as previously indicated, his WHIP and opponents' batting average are both up from last year.
• Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson: Jackson returned from the disabled list and went 2-for-9 in two games against Cincinnati. Although, he did hit a three-run homer. He's batting .324 with a .404 on-base percentage.
• Detroit reliever Phil Coke: It's fair to say Coke has struggled this year. He has a 4.44 ERA and has given up 29 hits and walked six in just 24 1/3 innings. Opponents are batting .312 against him.
• Miami reliever Mike Dunn: Dunn is still in Triple-A after being sent down in late May. He has a 4.40 ERA in 10 games in the minors. It's been a rough year for the lefty.
• Boston reliever Mark Melancon: Melancon was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket after posting great numbers there. He pitched a scoreless inning against Miami on Monday and lowered his ERA to 33.00. Baby steps.
• Pittsburgh pitcher A.J. Burnett: You just knew this would happen. Burnett is 6-2 in the NL with a 3.61 ERA. Last week, he beat Cincinnati and Kansas City and has won his past five starts.
• San Francisco reliever George Kontos: Kontos made his debut with the Giants on Sunday, pitching a scoreless inning in a 5-0 loss. He gave up one hit and did not record a strikeout.
• Washington reliever Tyler Clippard: Clippard has done well as Washington's closer, including three straight saves against Boston that helped clinch the sweep. He has eight saves and a 2.30 ERA on the year and his WHIP is 0.99.
• Montero/Noesi for Michael Pineda/Jose Campos
• Kennedy/Coke/Jackson for Curtis Granderson
• Melky Cabrera/Dunn/Vizcaino for Javier Vazquez/Boone Logan