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Posada’s power keeping him productive

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Podcast on Apr 15, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Jorge Posada has seven hits this season. Five of them have been home runs, including the game-tying solo shot last night against the Orioles.

“I have no idea (why there are so many homers),” Posada said. “I’m not complaining. They’re hits, so I’m happy with the way it’s going. I went through a funk a little bit and went through a little slump, and hopefully we can get going throughout the whole year.”

Last weekend in Boston, Posada said he wasn’t feeling comfortable at the plate. Last night he said he’s feeling good.

“I think it’s just a matter of getting a little streak going and getting good pitches to hit and understanding what they’re trying to do,” Posada said. “Hopefully it gets me going. Postive helps.”

For now, the Yankees are committed to Posada as their designated hitter. He’s batting just .189, but that’s easy to overlook — or at least, it’s easier to overlook — when he’s hitting for this much power.

“He’s had some home runs for us, and he had a nice night (Wednesday),” Joe Girardi said. “You hope that it just gets him going, gives him a little bit of momentum to get him going again. We feel that Jorge is important to this offense, and we’re going to need his bat.”

Here’s Posada speaking briefly after last night’s game.

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Associated Press photo of Posada and Nick Swisher after Swisher’s game-winning sac fly




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