After a shaky start to the season, the New York Yankees are back on track with a three game winning streak. The pitching has been much better and has been backed up well by an offense that has posted 21 runs in three games.
One of the most productive players of the streak has been switch hitting Nick Swisher, who is batting .538 going 7-13 with nine RBI and two homers.
The numbers are impressive and make it very difficult to put him back on the bench, which leads to the question: Could he be an option at third until ARod returns?
Cody Ransom's numbers have been poor so far and is the only weak link in the infield. We could line up with Nady, Damon, and Matsui all in the offense, as we wouldn't need to sacrifice one for Swisher to play. Along with Jeter, Teixeira, Cano, Posada, and Gardner, our line up is much more potent.
Swisher also seems to be a great player in the clubhouse. His attitude is great and it's clear from his interviews he is loving life in the Bronx.
In a recent interview, he said, "It's like I almost don't want to wake up. I don't want to soak it in right now. I want to keep that fire, keep that passion, and keep that attitude going right now"
I really hope Girardi can find a way to keep Swisher in the line up and also hope Swisher can keep this form going.
As he also said, after Saturday's victory, "I am hitting in the three hole for the New York Yankees! What??"
Sounds like he is living the dream and making the most of his chances.
Another Yankee who looks back to his best is Robinson Cano, who is batting .444 with three RBI and one homer.
It's great to see Cano bouncing back, he had a very poor season last year, and could have been traded, but he worked hard over the winter to get back to his best and it is playing dividends. I coulden't be happier as Cano is one of my favorite players at the club.