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April 19, 2007

Who Will Be The Hot Sticks In Boston?

Alex Rodriguez has been on fire this entire month. Ditto, albeit to a somewhat lesser level, Jorge Posada.

Derek Jeter has a 10-game hitting streak going. Bobby Abreu has 16 hits in his last 10 games. And, Jason Giambi has 9 hits in his last 6 games as well.

A-Rod, Posada, Jeter, Abreu and Giambi have basically carried the Yankees, offensively, over the last 10 games. Now, this gang of five heads into Boston to face Curt Schilling, Josh Beckett and Daisuke Matsuzaka.

It will be interesting to see which of these five stays hot in Fenway - and who does not. Of course, just watch, Damon, Cano, Melky and Mientkiewicz will end up with more hits than the "Hot Five" in this series.

I'm going to take a guess: The big bats in this series for the Yankees will be Posada, Giambi, Cano and Abreu. Maybe Johnny Damon as well. Boston will key on Jeter and A-Rod and that will allow the others to do their thing.

One thing to note, Mr. Torre - if you're listening. "The ESB" is a career .353 hitter against Curt Schilling. You may want to get him in the line-up tomorrow over Rico Bergman. But, since when does Mr. Green Tea listen to me?

Posted by Steve Lombardi at April 19, 2007 08:31 PM

Comments

I like Melky in this series a lot. Ditto Jeter and Abreu.

Posted by: brockdc [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 20, 2007 01:15 AM

Abreu, Posada, Damon, Giambi. A-Rod will do damage but it will be to their relievers.

Posted by: Jen [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 20, 2007 02:13 AM

Just use their real names!!!! PLEASE!

I'm wondering if Schilling or Beckett is gonna try to plunk A-Rod. This time he won't have Sheff behind him. They used to do a good number on Fenway the past couple of years.

I think a lot of the lefty bats will have a big series (which is coincidentally who everyone already chose).

WORK THE COUNT.

Posted by: JJay [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 20, 2007 08:52 AM

This time he won't have Sheff behind him. They used to do a good number on Fenway the past couple of years.
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well this year he has giambi batting behind him...and last year he didnt really have sheff 'backing him up' either.

my picks for this series:
cano, melky, damon, giambi, and arod (to the relievers and beckett) all hit.

pettite gets a loss
karstons gets a loss
the kid comes through with a big performance, only to be sent back to double A to put wang on the 25 man

Posted by: Corey [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 20, 2007 10:18 AM

~~~Just use their real names!!!!~~~

Oh, what fun is that?

Posted by: Steve Lombardi [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 20, 2007 10:26 AM