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Posada: “Just go out there and keep fighting”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 08, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Joe Girardi said he has two options at first base if Mark Teixeira can’t play tonight. One is Nick Swisher. The other is Jorge Posada.*

Last night, Posada had one of those games. He had one of those games that, the morning after, lets everyone wonder whether it was a game might get him turned around. After all, he had two hits the game before, and a double two games before that.

“He swung the bat real well on the road trip,” Joe Girardi said. “And I’m not surprised that it carried over.”

Said Mark Teixeira: “Jorge was great. Three hits tonight. He did a great job filling in there. Hopefully that gets him going because he’s a dangerous hitter.”

Thing is, Posada could have a lot of those games, but is he going to have the game? Is he going to have the game that actually stirs more than momentary hope? It’s nice to talk about possibilities the morning after an unexpected 3-for-3, but the Yankees need Posada to legitimately produce. As I’ve written before, the best-case scenario is always that a good player remembers how to be good again.

The Yankees need that to happen sooner rather than later with Posada.

“I wasn’t even thinking about it,” Posada said. “Go out there and just keep fighting. That was the case (last night). The ball found some holes.”

* Just my own guess, but I would think Swisher starts at first, Posada at DH and Chris Dickerson goes to right field. Again, just a guess.




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