Remember when Robinson Cano beat the Rays with that pinch-hit homer the other night? Everybody – and I mean everybody – on the team was convinced that would be the spark he needed to get going.
Cano is 1 for 12 since and is now hitting .167.
Cano has struck out only eight times in 70 plate appearances, so he’s making decent contact. But he’s seeing only 3.47 pitches per plate appearance, the fewest on the team.
In essence, Cano is getting himself out by swinging at the pitches the pitcher wants him to swing at.
Patience, young man, patience.
Meanwhile, Derek Jeter is 8 for 17 with seven RBI in four games since he came back from his quad strain. Maybe they should strain his other quad and see what that does for him.