Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mark Teixeira bashing the ball again

Proving that his three homers on Saturday weren't just a Fenway Park fluke, Mark Teixeira hit another shot down the left field line to get the New York Yankees back in last night's game. Although the Yankees ultimately lost, seeing Teix bash the ball all over the park again is a very good sign for the Bronx Bombers.

It really is amazing how quickly Teix was able to turn things around after a lousy April. So far in May, he is batting .342 with four homers and 13 ribbies. His batting average and slugging percentage are both on a steep rise toward more Teix-like territory.

We will probably never fully understand his April struggles. As Teix himself said, if he knew why the first month of the season was such a constant challenge for him, he wouldn't have to have the same conversation over and over again. All he can do is be grateful that the Yankees performed so well without him in April and focus on contributing to many more victories going forward.

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