Yeah, not so much.
Swishalicious in May: 8 of 67 (.119) with three extra-base hits and eight RBI. He has walked 16 times and struck out 25 times. He has an OPB of .291 and a slugging percentage of .224.
Swisher was hit in the elbow by a pitch on May 1 and hasn’t been the same since. Whether that is a coincidence or not is something we plan to ask him today.
The Yankees were knock, knock, knocking on victory’s door in the seventh inning last night when he grounded into a double play with the bases loaded and one out. In the sixth inning, he took a called third strike with a runner on second.
Swisher is clearly a dude in dire need of a day off. Or maybe a few days off. But with Melky Cabrera likely on the shelf for a day or two with a shoulder injury, Swisher almost certainly will play today. This is where having a limited Hideki Matsui hurts what Joe Girardi can do.
Meanwhile, the wholly useless Angel Berroa remains on the roster. There still hasn’t been a reasonable explanation for that one.