Offense Shows Up Again

August 19, 2010 – 9:19 am

NYY 9, Detroit 5. After a couple of fairly decent starts, Dustin Moseley is rapidly regressing towards his career ERA of 5.29 — which should surprise no one, but is certainly a cause for concern as the news about Andy Pettitte continues to be not all that good. Moseley is going to be on the mound every fifth game for the foreseeable future, and with Javier Vazquez working through his “dead arm” issues and A.J. Burnett failing to show up roughly half the time in his starts — well, that means it’s going to be up to the offense to carry this team for the next month or so.

Tex MessageAnd that’s where the good news is, as the offense did put up back-to-back respectable games. Mark Teixeira, the only Yankee to not get a hit in Tuesday’s game, went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in the first which pretty much set the pace for the rest of the game. Tex had been in somewhat of a mini-slump going in to the game — .190 BA over the last 10 games — so seeing him start to hit for average as well as power is a big plus, particularly with Alex Rodriguez out of the lineup for the time being. Robbie Cano also got a home run, and he’s also been in somewhat of a slump as well, batting .200 over the last 10 games. And finally my man Curtis Granderson went yard yet again, hopefully more evidence that he is going to finish the last six weeks of the season strong.

Today’s game is yet another “big one”, as the Yankees can win the series, something they haven’t done in the last five series. I keep saying it, it’s high time to run off a serious winning streak and get back to playing .600+ ball the way they have for most of the season.

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