5 Hottest Hitters In New York Yankees’ Cold Lineup
New York Yankees' 5 Hottest Hitters in Cold Lineup
It’s no secret: the New York Yankees offense has been futile. It’s been awful to watch, and even worse, it’s making the games DMV-esque boring. The only thing good about the new-look Yankees is that games are not the usual three-and-a-half-hours long; instead of the Yankees taking pitches, prolonging at-bats and scoring runs in bunches, they’re having quick at-bats, leading to quick outs, quick innings and in turn quick games.
In the past three games, the Yankees have only scored three runs in total and have lost all three. An even more startling stat is that over the past five games, the Yankees only have three extra base hits out of 38 total knocks: two doubles and a home run. That says a lot about their lack of power and inability to score runs. Again, they have become an insanely boring team to watch offensively with not much to take away from.
Amid the lack of productivity, there are players that have been somewhat hot; as hot as one can be on a frigid team. These players are trying to keep a struggling offense afloat in a sea of ineptitude. Still, it’s obvious that these five players can’t carry a team by themselves, but they are worth noting because no one seems to notice these few in a lineup that is constantly changing and trying to find its rhythm.
The following is a list of the hot players in a cold Yankees' offense over the last 30 days.
5. Vernon Wells
Vernon Wells was in the middle of a colossal slump, but might be coming out of it with 15 hits in his last 21 games played.
4. Brett Gardner
Brett Gardner is batting .248, which isn’t awful, but he is second on the team in runs and third in hits over the past 30 days.
3. Zoilo Almonte
Zoilo Almonte has been a nice surprise since coming up from the minors, hitting .284 in the 20 games he’s played as a Yankee.
2. Ichiro Suzuki
Ichiro Suzuki is tied for the most hits on the team in the past 30 days with 32, has a solid seven stolen bases and a very good .314 batting average.
1. Robinson Cano
Robinson Cano has to carry the team, and he is -- leading the Yankees in average, home runs, runs and RBI. He is tied for hits with Ichiro and has a staggering 22 walks over the last month (he gets pitched around a lot of the time).