It's Monday morning, so that means it's time to vote for the SB Nation New York Player of the Week. Dillon Gee took home the honors last week, thanks to his two stellar outings, and he didn't stop there, as he's nominated yet again this week. The New York Yankees had a Jekyll and Hyde 3-3 week, while the New York Mets continued to win series, with a 4-2 record. With the exception of the Boston series, we had numerous outstanding starting pitching performances, so our nominee list is heavy with hurlers (and we're going to give Jose Reyes and Curtis Granderson the week off to give someone else a chance). Vote now!â†µ
Chris Capuano: The lefty had a successful homecoming in Milwaukee on Tuesday, beating his old team while going six innings and only allowing a run. That was just a warm-up for Sunday, though, when he threw seven shutout innings, striking out five, walking two and giving up three hits. Two wins in one week, and only letting in one total run? Not bad.â†µ
Jorge Posada: Finally. Posada began the week with an impromptu appearance in Tuesday's game due to Mark Teixeira getting plunked by a pitch, and went three for three. And he didn't stop hitting. Not even during Jorge Posada Figurine Night. And he even hit lefties. Sure, he's a disaster on the base paths and the Yankees won't let him near a catcher's glove, but for the week, he smoked the ball, batting .511, picking up 11 hits in five games. He also drove in three runs, scored a run and walked once.â†µ
Dillon Gee: The rookie is a craftsman on the mound. He's often compared to Rick Reed but if he keeps on chugging along like this we're going to have to start throwing the name Greg Maddux into the mix. On Friday, he went eight innings, giving up one run, while scattering eight hits. He's now 7-0, with a 3.05 ERA and 1.10 WHIP.â†µ
Bartolo Colon: This may be the last time we see the stem-cell miracle worker on this list for a while. Before he came up lame with a bum hammy, he was pitching a gem on Saturday, going six and 2/3 shutout innings, only allowing a measly two hits, with six strikeouts and one walk.â†µ
Ruben Tejada: Let's show the 21-year-old Panamanian some love this week. After looking completely overmatched at the plate in his previous stints in the big leagues, Tejada is now batting .321 this year, and is improved immensely in the plate discipline department. Whether he's playing second base or shortstop, we know he can field, so the question is, can he hit? Well, this week he did, batting .364, with two doubles, three walks, two runs scored and an RBI.â†µ
Ivan Nova: After the Red Sox disaster, the Yanks sorely needed a quality start and they got one from Nova. On Friday against the Indians, he lasted seven innings, while only letting two runners score on four hits, struck out six and walked three.