"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Friday, May 23, 2008

It's déjà vu all over again

Last night, Robinson Cano drove in Hideki Matsui with a single to left field to score the winning run in the ninth inning.

Tonight, with the Yankees already up 7-0, Cano hit a single almost to the exact spot to score Matsui.

Cano also hit a bloop double to left field earlier in tonight's game to give him a 2-4 evening. In total, his last three hits have gone to left field.

It's great to see him going to the opposite field, and maybe it's a sign that he's finally coming out of his early-season slump.

Since May 3, Cano is 20-60 (.333) with two home runs and 10 RBI.

A hot Cano deepens the lineup, as he adds power and (usually) average to the lower third of the order.

Last season, Cano was hitting .274 at the All-Star break. He hit .343 afterward. While his average wasn't nearly as low as it is now (.214), it does show that Cano is a slow starter. Hopefully his turnaround has started.

(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Jim Tucker from Scott Munter's Arm said...

You Guys are Great.

Jim Tucker from Scott Munter's Arm


Lieutenant Rob said...

What do you mean "You Guys?"

It's one Jewish kid doing this all by himself! And he doesn't need your ass-kissing, get out of here!!

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