Yesterday’s Lesson: It’s Early

Throughout the past week people have been going pretty crazy about the top three hitters in the Yankees lineup.  They have been struggling, there’s no doubt about that, and the number couldn’t support that more.  Heading into the last night’s game, Brett Gardner, Derek Jeter, and Mark Teixeira were hitting .167, .206, and .182, respectively.  However, they came out last night swinging hot bats.  Five of the first six Yankees to bat, got hits, including Gardy, Jeter, and Tex.  Each of them went on to collect at least one hit each.

(Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

This being said, Gardner is now hitting .171, Jeter is at .237, and Teixeira at .222.  One of my many tweets made from last night after Jeter’s second hit sums it up best.  The point of this post is just to point out the fact that it is very early on in the season and just because someone some team is struggling, doesn’t mean they won’t come on.  Gardner will not finish the season batting .171 and the Red Sox won’t finish the season with a .182 winning percentage (as much as we want them to).


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