It's Monday morning, so that means it's time to vote for the SB Nation New York Player of the Week. Last week, Brett Gardner broke the stranglehold Dillon Gee had on the honors. Both the New York Yankees and New York Mets went 4-2 this week, winning all their series, which means there are plenty of nominees to choose from, so vote now!â†µ
CC Sabathia: The Yankees' ace became the major league's first 10-game winner on Saturday (and it was his 50th win with the Yankees), when he was his usual excellent self. Eight innings, one run, nine strikeouts, one walk, seven hits -- he can do that in his sleep at this point. He just keeps on consistently pitching like an ace, with rarely a bump in the road.
Lucas Duda: With Ike Davis out indefinitely, this is the 25-year-old's big opportunity, and, at least this week, he's taking advantage of it. He batted .467, with three doubles, five RBIs, four runs scored and two walks. A lot of that came in his career day on Saturday, of course, when he belted a trio of two-baggers along with a single.â†µ
Alex Rodriguez: He's old, he has a bum knee, he's pulled from the end of games to give him an inning or two off, but all that hasn't stopped him from hitting lately. This week, he batted .444, drove in eight runs in only five games, hit three doubles and scored two runs, including looking pretty spry scoring on a shallow sacrifice fly on Saturday.â†µ
Jose Reyes: Mr. multi-hit game had four more this week, and banged out 10 hits in six games (including four on Sunday), for a .345 average. He scored seven runs, hit two more triples (to lead the majors with 14), drove in three and stole two bases. And he also saved a couple of runs with his glove on Sunday. In other words: Just another Jose Reyes week.â†µ
Ivan Nova: What do we do with the young Yankee hurler? On one hand, he had a fairly pedestrian outing on Sunday, going six innings and letting in four runs, but on the other hand, on Monday, he pitched the best game of his major league career, lasting eight innings, while only allowing one run on four hits, striking out seven without a walk. Well, that game alone will get him on this list.â†µ