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“There’s no question we need to do better”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 14, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

It’s obvious that there is frustration all around the Yankees right now. The team is a little more than six weeks into the season, and the offense has been inconsistent — at best — for the past two.

Joe Girardi indicated last night that he’s open to shuffling the lineup, but he’s never been one to rule out possibilities. Vague comments about Girardi being willing to “discuss” change doesn’t necessarily mean change is coming.

There are plenty calling for a call-up — Jesus Montero and Jorge Vazquez seem to the most popular names — but the Yankees say Jorge Posada’s at-bats are getting better, and they seem more likely to stick with him than make a significant move.

What the Yankees really need is for the current pieces to start producing like they were earlier in the season. No one is oblivious to the fact there’s a problem, but their best bet seems to be hitting their way out of it.

Alex Rodriguez: “I think there’s no question we need to do better. One through nine we need to step up and have more quality at-bats, and come up with big hits. We haven’t done that over the last week or even longer. We need to do a much better job of that.”

Jorge Posada: “We’re putting ourselves in good situations, and we’re just not coming up with that big hit. We’ve got a good team. We know what we can do. That’s not us, and we know we’ve got to come up with the big hit, so we look forward to tomorrow.”

Mark Teixeira: “It goes in waves. You go in waves where you score a lot of runs, and you go in waves where you don’t. Right now we’re just not scoring a lot of runs like we’re capable of.”

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