The “Bronx Bombers” have uncharacteristically had much more success pitching than on offense this season but it isn’t by any fault of theirs. The most injury-riddled team in the Majors has remarkably kept themselves in contention, even standing in first place in April. But Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, and Kevin Youkilis, the best five hitters in the lineup besides Robinson Cano, have missed 90 or more games so far. The consistent Cano and a band of fill-in veterans including Vernon Wells, Travis Hafner, and Lyle Overbay have led the team through this odd season in the Bronx. Now even Hafner is injured and the other two have seen a big dropoff in production.
Despite the different cast of characters the Yankees are still one of the hottest baseball tickets in the country, leading the American League in attendance. Beautiful Yankee Stadium is beginning to welcome back the Yankee regulars much to the delight of fans. And while Rodriguez’ return was a whole lot more controversial than, say, Jeter’s, the truth is that for as long as he’s on the team the Yankees will benefit from his production, filling an enormous hole at third base. Pitching-wise Hiroki Kuroda has been the ace this year, not CC Sabathia. The rest of the rotation has been nothing compared to the shutdown bullpen which makes comeback wins nearly impossible for opponents. Preston Claiborne, Boone Logan, and Shawn Kelley set it up for David Robertson and Mariano Rivera. All of whom are having tremendous seasons. As the Yankee bats get healthy look for them to make a last-minute playoff surge. Gold Coast Tickets will get you in to see the pennant race action!