• Who Will Be The Hot Sticks In Boston?

    Posted by on April 19th, 2007 · Comments (5)

    Alex Rodriguez has been on fire this entire month. Ditto, albeit to a somewhat lesser level, Jorge Posada.

    Derek Jeter has a 10-game hitting streak going. Bobby Abreu has 16 hits in his last 10 games. And, Jason Giambi has 9 hits in his last 6 games as well.

    A-Rod, Posada, Jeter, Abreu and Giambi have basically carried the Yankees, offensively, over the last 10 games. Now, this gang of five heads into Boston to face Curt Schilling, Josh Beckett and Daisuke Matsuzaka.

    It will be interesting to see which of these five stays hot in Fenway – and who does not. Of course, just watch, Damon, Cano, Melky and Mientkiewicz will end up with more hits than the “Hot Five” in this series.

    I’m going to take a guess: The big bats in this series for the Yankees will be Posada, Giambi, Cano and Abreu. Maybe Johnny Damon as well. Boston will key on Jeter and A-Rod and that will allow the others to do their thing.

    One thing to note, Mr. Torre – if you’re listening. “The ESB” is a career .353 hitter against Curt Schilling. You may want to get him in the line-up tomorrow over Rico Bergman. But, since when does Mr. Green Tea listen to me?

    Comments on Who Will Be The Hot Sticks In Boston?

    1. brockdc
      April 20th, 2007 | 1:15 am

      I like Melky in this series a lot. Ditto Jeter and Abreu.

    2. Jen
      April 20th, 2007 | 2:13 am

      Abreu, Posada, Damon, Giambi. A-Rod will do damage but it will be to their relievers.

    3. JJay
      April 20th, 2007 | 8:52 am

      Just use their real names!!!! PLEASE!

      I’m wondering if Schilling or Beckett is gonna try to plunk A-Rod. This time he won’t have Sheff behind him. They used to do a good number on Fenway the past couple of years.

      I think a lot of the lefty bats will have a big series (which is coincidentally who everyone already chose).


    4. April 20th, 2007 | 10:18 am

      This time he won’t have Sheff behind him. They used to do a good number on Fenway the past couple of years.

      well this year he has giambi batting behind him…and last year he didnt really have sheff ‘backing him up’ either.

      my picks for this series:
      cano, melky, damon, giambi, and arod (to the relievers and beckett) all hit.

      pettite gets a loss
      karstons gets a loss
      the kid comes through with a big performance, only to be sent back to double A to put wang on the 25 man

    5. April 20th, 2007 | 10:26 am

      ~~~Just use their real names!!!!~~~

      Oh, what fun is that?

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