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Despite winning, heart of the order still slumping

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 11, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Joe Girardi

The Yankees have won six of the past seven games, so clearly the concerns of a week ago are long gone. Right? These are the numbers for the lineup regulars for the past seven games.

CF Brett Gardner .520/.556/.840
2B Robinson Cano .120/.267/.240
1B Mark Teixeira .185/.267/.556
DH Travis Hafner .222/.300/.556
3B Kevin Youkilis .211/.250/.368
LF Vernon Wells .130/.167/.130
RF Ichiro Suzuki .250/.348/.250
SS Jayson Nix .353/.421/.412
C Chris Stewart .357/.471/.357

Notice a trend? The table setters and role players have been terrific, but the middle-of-the-order run producers have neither gotten on base nor hit with any regularity. Hafner and Teixeira have homered — and that’s what they’re supposed to do — but they’ve lacked a certain level of at-bat to at-bat production. They’ve each had two non-home-run hits in the past week.

In his past 10 games, Cano has hit .121/.275/.212 with one extra-base hit.

“I’m not going to worry about Robbie,” Joe Girardi said. “He’s the least of my worries.”

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