Yesterday afternoon the Yankees got a vintage performance from their Captain Derek Jeter as he went 2-for-5 with five RBI’s in a 9-3 victory over the Blue Jays at the Stadium.
Of course everyone knows by now that Jeter has been tearing it up since his return trip from the DL. In 50 games since then he has a .346 average, a .396 OBP, and a .868 OPS. His BABIP is a bit unsustainable at .397, but he’s been able to keep it going over 50 games, it should come down, but potentially not by much.
What’s even more impressive is that Jeter has been absolutely destroying all left hand pitching. His season numbers are up to .435 OBP and a .955 OPS. That’s beastly and it’s a big part of the reason the Yankees have dominated lefties this season.
CC Sabathia also walked off the mound to a huge ovation as he held the Jays to just two runs over 7.1 innings while striking out 10. Alex Rodriguez and Nick Swisher also contributed with a homer a piece.