The Yankees have hit Bobby Abreu third and Alex Rodriguez fourth 37 times this season.
In those games, A-Rod is 51 of 146 (.349) with 19 homers and 55 RBI.
In every other game, A-Rod is 19 of 84 (.226) with five homers and 8 RBI.
That’s a fairly significant difference. Rodriguez has said several times this season how much he loves hitting behind Abreu because he sees so many pitches from on deck.
The Yankees have tried Hideki Matsui, Jason Giambi and Derek Jeter in front of Rodriguez. But clearly something clicks with Abreu.
Makes you wonder, can they keep those two together next season?