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May 26, 2011

Yankees Have Some Work To Do

by @ 4:01 pm. Filed under 2011 Yankees

The good news is, the Yankees are in first place.  The bad news is, they’re tied for first and they’re only 3 1/2 games ahead of the last place Blue Jays.  This is going to be a tough run and while you’ll probably see some of these teams drop off, the Red Sox are back and our cushion is gone.

The Jorge Posada stuff has to stop.  Look, I’m as big of a fan of his as anyone but c’mon.  You’re hitting like shit, take a break and let the guys who are getting it done hit further up in the lineup.  Yeah it’s going to cost you a few at bats through out the season but let’s not throw a hissy fit.

Curtis Granderson continues to rake.  Only Jose Bautista  has more home runs and while you’d like to see his batting average a little higher, it’s way better then the sub-.250 averages he’s put up the past couple of years.  A-Rod is getting it done as well although his power numbers are way down.  If Teixeira could get his average above .280, he’d be an MVP candidate with what he’s doing with the power numbers.

On the pitching side, the Yankees have gotten some solid production from both Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia.  A.J. Burnett has five wins but his ERA is north of 4.00.  CC Sabathia has once again been the man.  His shortest outing was 5 2/3 innings and the Yankees are 7-4 when he’s on the mound.  And in two of those losses he gave up a run or less.

It’s the Mariners this weekend as the Yankees head out west for nine game, three team west coast swing.  I always hate heading out west and when the Yankees get home, it’s a three game series against the Red Sox so hopefully they can keep it together while on the road.

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