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?