Quick analysis: A-Rod is getting better during the day

Courtesy of USA Today Way back on April 30, I wrote a post chronicling Alex Rodriguez's struggles during day games.

Well, he's improving slightly.

For the purpose of that post, I filtered his at bats from 1:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. What's funny is that I accidentally filtered it from 1:15-7 as I was starting to write this post, and the results were way worse than 1-7. So from 1:15-7 P.M. he's batting .200/.294/.267/.561 but when I fixed it and made it 1-7 P.M. he's batting .237/.363/.355/.718.

I also filtered the date range as 5/1 - 7/23 since I had already written about April. This works out to 21 games and includes 1:05, 1:35, 2:00 and 4:00 starts.

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During the day, A-Rod's batting .259/.358/.397/.755 against righties in 58 at bats: export (45)

And he's .167/.375/.222/.597 against lefties in 18 at bats: export (46)

And here he is running and "sliding" during the day. Hmmm, well, okay.

So, in conclusion, A-Rod's still not doing that great during the daylight hours but he's doing better than he was during the first month of the season.

[Numbers courtesy of ESPN Stats and Info]