When Bobby Abreu plays in a game that the Yankees have won, he’s had at least one hit in 32 of those 36 games.
When Bobby Abreu plays in a game that the Yankees have lost, he’s had zero hits in 20 of those 37 games.
I’m beginning to believe, as goes Bobby Abreu, so does the Yankees offense. Either the Yankees have to get Abreu going well again…or, they have to get another “three-hitter” in the line-up who can bat well consistently.
Then again, the Yankees also need to start getting more than 5 innings (or less) from their starting pitchers. And, they need to have guys come out of the pen and be able to hold a game close. And, they need to play better defensive baseball…the list goes on.
The 2007 baseball season is now 45% in the books for the Yankees. And, it’s not been a pretty story – sans a period from May 30th to June 17th. (In those 19 good days, they played 17 games and went 14-3.) If you take out that nice run from May 30th to June 17th, the Yankees record is 22-34.
When the Yankees are hot, they’re red hot. But, when they are not, they’re down right terrible. It will be interesting to see if they’re hot more than they’re not over the remaining 55% of the season.
I had a lot more fun watching the BlueClaws today than seeing (the last four innings that I caught of) the Yankees game this afternoon. Why do I have a feeling I’m going to be able to say “I had a lot more fun doing ‘X’ than seeing the Yankees game today” at least a few more times this season?