It's Monday morning, so that means it's time to vote for the SB Nation New York Player of the Week. Last week, Jose Reyes edged out Curtis Granderson to take the honors. Here are the nominees, though it was slim pickings this week for the New York Yankees as they went 1-5. The New York Mets fared a whole lot better with a 4-2 mark. Jorge Posada has pulled himself out of the running, though, to "clear his head" because I was going to list him last. Vote now!â†µ
Justin Turner: The red-headed second baseman boosted his average to .308 this week, by going six for 18, and he belted his first career home run, hit a double, scored five runs and had six RBIs. Do we have a Le Grand Orange Jr. on our hands?â†µ
Curtis Granderson: It was not a good week for the Yankees, but their center fielder keeps on hitting bombs. He blasted two this week, while driving in five runs, and also scored four runs, hit a triple and stole two bases. He's now second in the majors, with 13 homers.â†µ
Carlos Beltran: The Met right fielder only had four hits this week, but his game on Thursday was a week's worth of production in and of itself, when he clubbed three home runs and drove in six runs, so he makes the list.â†µ
Mike Pelfrey: With a run-producing extra-base hit (a two-run double for the game-winning runs) and a well-pitched game (six 2/3 innings pitched, three runs, two strikeouts, one walk, six hits), if Pelfrey could have bedded a flapper after the game he would have had a Babe Ruth Hat Trick.â†µ
Brett Gardner: While the Yankees seem to be in disarray around him, and with his older teammates looking, well, old, the speedy young Gardner had a pretty good week, hitting .318, scoring three runs and adding a triple.