The good face.

You know those cool Batter vs. Pitcher charts, the ones that generate those “loves to face/hates to face” notes each morning in the paper?  Not that encouraging a rundown when you look at what the active Yankees have done against Derek Holland in his career, collectively hitting a vicious .323/.400/.585:

PA

AB

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

OPS

SH

SF

IBB

HBP

GDP

Mark Teixeira

13

12

6

0

0

2

6

0

0

.500

.462

1.000

1.462

0

1

0

0

0

Robinson Cano

12

12

4

1

1

1

5

0

1

.333

.333

.833

1.167

0

0

0

0

2

Nick Swisher

12

10

3

1

0

0

0

2

4

.300

.417

.400

.817

0

0

0

0

0

Alex Rodriguez

11

7

2

1

0

0

0

4

1

.286

.545

.429

.974

0

0

0

0

0

Jorge Posada

9

7

2

0

0

1

4

2

1

.286

.444

.714

1.159

0

0

0

0

0

Brett Gardner

5

5

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

.200

.200

.200

.400

0

0

0

0

0

Curtis Granderson

5

4

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

.250

.400

.250

.650

0

0

0

0

0

Andruw Jones

5

5

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

.400

.400

.400

.800

0

0

0

0

0

Russell Martin

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

.000

.000

.000

0

0

0

0

1

Total

75

65

21

3

1

4

15

9

12

.323

.400

.585

.985

0

1

0

0

3

(Courtesy www.baseball-reference.com)

But none of that includes the post-season.

Take a look at what the active Yankees have done against Holland in the playoffs:

PA

AB

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

BA

OBP

SLG

OPS

SH

SF

IBB

HBP

GDP

Mark Teixeira

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

.000

.000

.000

0

0

0

0

0

Robinson Cano

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

.000

.000

.000

.000

0

0

0

0

0

Nick Swisher

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

.000

.000

.000

0

0

0

0

0

Alex Rodriguez

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

.000

.000

.000

0

0

0

0

1

Jorge Posada

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

.000

.000

.000

.000

0

0

0

0

0

Brett Gardner

3

3

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

.000

.000

.000

.000

0

0

0

0

0

Curtis Granderson

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

1

.000

.667

.000

.667

0

0

0

0

0

Andruw Jones

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

.000

.000

.000

0

0

0

0

0

Russell Martin

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

.000

.000

.000

0

0

0

0

0

Francisco Cervelli

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

.000

.000

.000

.000

0

0

0

0

0

Total

16

14

0

0

0

0

1

2

4

.000

.125

.000

.125

0

0

0

0

1

A crisp 0 for 14.  The one RBI was a fielder’s choice (Andrus to Young) after Holland had inherited a bases-loaded, one-out situation from starter Tommy Hunter.

The only hits Holland surrendered to New York in the ALCS were a pair to Derek Jeter, who’s on the disabled list, and one to Marcus Thames, who’s now a Dodger.

Texas did enough offensively to beat C.C. Sabathia last night.  But the pitching didn’t get the job done.

Holland’s got some work to do tonight, and if recent results – the most recent results – are any indication, he just might be up to the task.

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