Saturday, May 8, 2010

Teixeira hits three (of his five) HRs today

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox

His slow start in April was well-publicized. His history of slow starts has been well-publicized.

Entering today's game versus the Red Sox, however, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was hitting only .181 with two home runs on the season.

After a four-hit, three-home-run performance today, Teixeira may only be hitting .207 on the season, but it looks like, as usual at this time of year, the worst is behind him.

In April, he hit only .136 with only 11 hits, two home runs and nine runs batted in.

Through today's game (in which he became the second Yankee in team history to homer three times versus the Red Sox), Teixeira is hitting .400 for May with 12 hits, three home runs and 11 runs batted in.

The other Yankee to homer three times against the Red Sox in a game is Hall-of-Famer Lou Gehrig.

Well, it looks like any opportunity to steal Teixeira away from a disgruntled fantasy owner is long gone like the three bombs he hit today.