By Jason Fukao
OF Sammy Sosa (Tex) – This week’s stats: 4 R, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 0 SB, 5 K, .381 BA
Slammin’ Sammy had a strong week reminiscent of his glory days from his time in a Chicago Cubs uniform. It seems as if he has rediscovered his stroke, reaching 7 homeruns on the year and hopefully, he can keep it up to provide some long-needed punch for that Rangers lineup.
SP Bartolo Colon (LAA) – This week’s stats: 14 IP, 2 W, 0 L, 12 K, 1.93 ERA, 0.86 WHIP
Colon posted a strong coming-out party with two strong starts. This past week suggests that he is past his injury problems that shut him down early last season.
3B David Wright (NYM) – This week’s stats: 3 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB, 6 K, .143 BA
Wright has only three hits in his last 21 at-bats. As a result, the Mets offense has suffered significantly, scoring a total of 10 runs in their last three games but more importantly, leaving 56 runners on base in those three games.
RP Mariano Rivera (NYY) – This week’s stats: 1.1 IP, 0 W, 0 L, 0 S, 3 K, 27.00 ERA, 3.75 WHIP
Rivera is still looking for his first save of the season. In his last appearance, the Yankees closer gave up 4 runs off three hits and a walk in only a third of an inning in a non-save situation against the Boston Red Sox. His ERA for the season currently stands at 12.15 with a WHIP of 1.95.