Yankees Struggles Start at the Top. Blame Cameron Diaz?

Double G SportsCorrespondent IApril 28, 2010

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 20:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees warms up against the Oakland Athletics during an MLB game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on April 20, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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The New York Yankees had started the season red hot but have cooled down as of late. Losers of four of their last five, the Yankees now sit 2.5 games back of AL East leading Tampa Bay. I decided to look back at the past five games and try to find a common theme.

Well, I found one at it was right at the top. The top of the batting order that is. The top four spots in the Yankees batting order have not had much success at all the past five games. These are the guys expected to carry the club and provide most of the pop.

The captain Derek Jeter  is part of this as well. The leadoff batter has just four hits the past five games and a batting average of just .182 in that span. He has walked once and struck out twice while leaving ten runners on base. Where has captain clutch gone the past five games?

Read more about the Yanks struggles and why Cameron Diaz can be blamed at Double G Sports .