NEW YORK (AP) -The Arizona Diamondbacks arrived at Yankee Stadium this week tied for the NL West lead and 10 games over .500. The Yankees swept them, extending their winning streak to nine.
Here's what the Diamondbacks' scouting report said about how their pitchers should approach the New York hitters:
-Alex Rodriguez: ``HOT right now. ... Chases a lot of BB's w/2-strikes, both away and in dirt. CH is fine when away. ... (vs. left-handers) Hard in, soft away. Ladder FB w/2-strikes.''
R. ... Runs early. ... Struggles w/ball down/in and will chase SL away. ... Get ahead. Fairly aggressive so will need to mix pitches and locations 1st pitch.''
-Bobby Abreu: ``HOT right now. ... Good guy to crowd once you're ahead. Hammers 1st pitch FB's away w/RISP.''
-Johnny Damon: ``(vs. right-handers) Struggling w/soft stuff. ... (vs. left-handers) Keep honest w/FB up/in.''
-Jorge Posada: ``Sits on off-speed when pitcher is ahead. ... Good cripple hitter.''
-Melky Cabrera: ``Need to ladder the FB w/2-strikes. Chases up A LOT! ... Hacker throughout count.''
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