May 17th- Yankees hit 5 home runs and 1 double in a 7-1 victory over the Pirates.
12 games since- Yanks have hit 4 HR, 2 triples, and 9 doubles.
6 XBH in 1 game, 15 total XBH in a dozen games. That's not bad, that's awful. The Yanks haven't hit a home run since 5/25 and the complete lack of power in their lineup was never more exposed than last night against Ricky Nolasco, the guy who came into the game with the second most hits allowed and second highest ERA among all qualifying pitchers in the AL.
They're all saying the right things about the power problem, but talk is cheap. They don't know what they're going to get from Teix or Beltran in the power department thanks to their arm injuries, they already know they're not going to get much from guys like Jeter and Roberts, and at this point who knows what to expect from Soriano and McCann. The lack of pop is a huge problem and it needs to be addressed. They can't continue to hit this weakly with this patchwork rotation.
Revisiting the MLBTR Archives: July 2012
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