After a late rally was thwarted by Detroit Tigers closer, Jose Valverde, the New York Yankees found themselves on the losing end of Game 2 of the ALDS. It wasn't a normal offensive output by one of the best offenses in the MLB, as the Bombers only scored three runs in the loss.
The Yankees were able to muster up nine runs in Game 1, which would give the impression that the Yanks aren't having offensive troubles. But that is proving to be misleading. Six of those runs were off the bat of Robinson Cano alone and the Yankees haven't seen much more production from anyone else.
If the Yankees hope to be successful in the 2011 MLB playoffs, they will need some of their big bats to wake up. Here are three Yankees whose bats need to come alive if the Yankees want to beat the Tigers in the 2011 ALDS.