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Yankee starters went seven innings and gave up four hits in each of the last two games. Meanwhile, the offense combined for two runs on 12 hits while going 1-for-10 with RISP and leaving 12 men on base over that span.

It is a sad day when soon-to-be 37-year-old Derek Jeter (4-for-13, .308) and 39-year-old Jorge Posada (4-for-12, .333) are the leading hitters in a series. Yuck. It’s going to be a long season if they don’t start hitting.

Speaking of Jeter, he left the game in the eighth inning with a sore right hip. He says it’s no big deal and Girardi says he’s day-to-day. Don’t be surprised if Eddie Nunez gets the nod at short tomorrow afternoon.

In other injury news, Cashman said Phil Hughes feels better after getting a cortisone shot on April 28. Philthy is going to rest for another two weeks and, if all goes well, return in 6-to-8 weeks. It will probably be longer though.

AJ will be on the mound trying to earn a split tomorrow at 1:05 against Rick Porcello in the finale. However, it might not matter how well he pitches if the offense can’t get a hit.


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Tags: Aj Burnett Derek Jeter Jorge Posada Phil Hughes

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