LADY AT THE BAT: Cano's Hit Streak Reaches 22 Games In Yank's Loss To A's

Friday, July 20, 2012

Cano's Hit Streak Reaches 22 Games In Yank's Loss To A's

Last night the Yankees lost to the Athletics' AJ Griffin, a pitcher they'd never faced before, something that had been problematic in years past but not so much recently. Something else that has been "not so much recently" is the team having a player with a long hitting streak.

During his hitting streak, Cano is 33 for 82, which is a .402 batting average. It is the longest streak of his career. He is, hands down, the best hitter in the Yankees lineup and, arguably, the best player on the team. With stars like Mark Teixeira, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez also wearing pinstripes, that is saying a whole lot.

He's come a long way from his days of carousing with The Melkman and being thought of as a lazy player. Suzyn Waldman reported during a recent game broadcast that she arrived at the ballpark at 3:00 that day and Cano was already on the field working with hitting coach Kevin Long.

He goes for 23 straight tonight. Of course, by writing about it, I've probably jinxed it. Ha! I wish I had that power. I'd be a wealthy woman.

Let's go Robbie!

Other Notes:

* The Ladies At The Bat series will return next Friday with more links to posts by women in the baseball blogosphere.

* The next podcast is in the works. Mike Pinto of "Mike's Entertainment & Sports Show" (Staten Island Cable TV) is scheduled to appear.

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