Last Friday, the Yankees were in the midst of another offensive slump, a slump that had them sitting at 1-5 in their last 6 games with only 16 runs scored. This latest slump was extra frustrating due to it coming after Alfonso Soriano, Curtis Granderson, and Alex Rodriguez has been added to the lineup and provided next to no offensive spark. Since then, things have turned around in a big way:
- Soriano last 6 games: .280/.308/.920 w/ 7 R, 15 RBI in 26 PA
- C-Grand last 6 games: .429/.520/.667 w/ 6 R, 2 RBI in 25 PA
- A-Rod last 6 games: .250/.286/.500 w/ 3 R, 4 RBI in 21 PA
These 3 have combined for 7 HR in New York's last 6 games, and not coincidentally the Yankees have gone 5-1 in those 6 games with 39 runs scored. For the first time since late April-early May, the lineup looks competent, competitive, and downright dangerous. Amazing what happens when the middle of the batting order starts producing, ain't it?
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