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Stats: Marcus Thames Outshines Curtis Granderson, Brett Gardner Against Lefties

Yankees signed outfielder Marcus Thames this season to do one job—hit lefties.

So far, all he has done is destroy lefties.

Try these numbers on for size: 8 G, 16 AB, 3 R, 10 H, 3 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 4 K, .625 AVG, .684 OBP, 1.000 SLG, 1.684 OPS.

Now, so far Thames’ outfield defense has been pretty atrocious, but nights like last night (3-for-3 with a double and an RBI) make it hard to stay mad at him.

Both Brett Gardner and Curtis Granderson are far superior to him defensively, and it is always painful to watch Thames flail at balls in the outfield that either one of the speedsters could have gotten to, but consider these numbers against lefties:

Granderson vs. lefties: 28 AB, 2 R, 5 H, 1 3B, ...

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