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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: Brett Gardner #11 of the New York Yankees follows through on a fourth inning three run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies at Yankee Stadium on June 22, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Player of the Week: 6/22-6/28 Edition

In a 7-game span that saw the Yankees play sub-.500 baseball (3-4), there was one bright light in an otherwise dark, and dreary week. Brett Gardner continued his hot hitting at the dish by hitting .500 (13-for-26) since June 22, with 9 runs scored, 4 doubles, and a healthy .581 OBP. He drove in 6 runs to go with 2 balls in which Gardy went yardy. Gardner’s performance of the week was during the Yankees 11-8 loss to the Phillies on Monday night when he went 4-for-4 in 5 plate appearances with a HR, 3 RBI’s, and 2 runs scored. Entering the start of the week, Gardner was hitting .279 on the season, and labeled as one of the teams most consistent hitters. The week that followed was no exception as he was able to bump his season average to .300 on the nose.

Brett Gardner Day-by-Day Breakdown
June 22, 2015 v. Phillies: 4-for-4; 1 HR; 2 R; 3 RBI
June 23, 2015 v. Phillies: 2-for-4; 1 HR; 2 R; 1 RBI; 1 2B
June 24, 2015 v. Phillies: 1-for-5; 2 R; 1 RBI; 1 BB
June 26, 2015 @ Astros: 2-for-5; 1 2B
June 27, 2015 @ Astros: 3-for-5; 3 R; 2 2B; 1 BB
June 28, 2015 @ Astros: 1-for-3; 1 RBI; 1 BB

While it was a tough week for the team, offensive production was definitely not the Yankees downfall this week as the team scored 37 runs (5.29 runs/game). That type of offense could put Papa John’s out of business! Pitching is the weak point for the Yankees right now and needs to be fixed before it spirals out of control and the team drops lower in the AL East standings.

Honorable Mention:
Chris Young (.393 BA; 6 R; 11 H; 1 2B; 2 HR; 7 RBI; .433 OBP)
Alex Rodriguez (.318 BA; 7 H; 1 HR; 4 RBI; 4 BB; .429 OBP)
Ivan Nova (1-0; 6.2 IP; 0.00 ERA; 3 H; 0 ER; 0.750 WHIP)
Chasen Shreve (1-0; 3.2 IP; 0.00 ERA; 6 K; 0 H; 0 ER; 0.273 WHIP)