Derek Jeter: Only The Captain Can Make It Happen

Frank Fittipaldi@@Frank_FittiCorrespondent IISeptember 23, 2010

The Yankee Captain Searching For His Swing.
The Yankee Captain Searching For His Swing.Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

New York Yankee fans have been disappointed and surprised all season with the play of one of their All-Stars. It's not Alex Rodriguez this time, but the team captain, Derek Jeter. Jeter has been struggling throughout the season with a sub-par batting average of just .267. Despite his uncharacteristic play,Jeter has managed to turn it around right before the post season. Jeter's woes ended after a dreadful 1 for 7 performance against The Texas Rangers on September 10th. The captain has since come through with a 11 game hitting streak, including 5 multi-hit games.

Although Jeter has underperformed, The Yankees have not. They have managed to stay atop The AL East by a half game, and just split a 4 game series with division rival, The Tampa Bay Rays. Jeter continued his hot hitting going 7 for 17 in the 4 game set. Many questions have come about throughout the 2010 season: Is Derek Jeter getting old? is he losing it? Yankee fans should not worry because Jeter is focused on one thing, bringing The Yankees their 28th World Series Championship. With Jeter carrying a hot bat and a healthy Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, and Mariano Rivera, the core four have their eyes set on bringing another ring to The Bronx