Saturday, April 18, 2015

Alex Rodriguez and Andrew Miller have Been the Brightest Spots

As the baseball season is in full swing the Yankees have not gotten off to their best start at all. Carlos Beltran , Brian McCann , and Masahiro Tanaka have all gotten off to slow starts.

Alex Rodriguez is back from his suspension and at first some fans and people covering the game were speculating him being terrible. Rodriguez has proved the doubters wrong early and most importantly has a large majority of the Yankee fans behind him. When the season started Rodriguez received the largest ovation and even a role call from the bleacher creatures as the DH. Rodriguez has played mostly DH despite making a start at both first and third. Rodriguez looked a little nervous at first but played a smooth game at third. Rodriguez is currently batting 344 , 4 homers , and 11 RBI. All team highs. Rodriguez has been one of the most productive hitters in baseball. Rodriguez has been the Yankees best offensive player for a good part of his Yankee career. He is doing it again in his age 39 season. The odds of Rodriguez continuing on this pace is not likely but the odds of Rodriguez having a good season look good right now. On Friday night Rodriguez had two home runs and added a game winning single in Tropicana field.

When the Yankees signed Andrew Miller they expected big things. They have not been disappointed. Miller has not been formally named the closer but has gotten the save chances so far. Miller has picked up three saves and pitched five innings. He is yet to give up a run. He has been simply dominant. The Yankees bullpen as a whole has been excellent. Dellin Bettances is yet to give a run either.

By Peter Vitella

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