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Yankees' 3-4-5 hitters: 1 RBI

Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees walks

Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees walks past teammate Mark Teixeira after striking out against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning. (April 11, 2012) Credit: Getty

Don Mattingly used to question those covering his Yankee days when they judged him on his first 100 at-bats.

So to pass judgment or criticize or deride any baseball player through the first six games of a season is a waste of time. But, with just 3.7 percent of the season being all we have to analyze so far, here's a noteworthy nugget: The 3-4-5 hitters for the Yankees  have a combined RBI total of . . . one.

A look at the numbers thus far:

Robinson Cano: 30 plate appearances, 7-for-28, 0 RBIs, 0-for-5 and 1 BB with RISP

Alex Rodriguez: 29 plate appearances, 4-for-23, 0 RBIs, 0-for-8 and 2 BB with RISP

Mark Teixeira: 29 plate appearances, 5-for-25, 1 RBIs, 1-for-8, 1 BB and 1 HBP with RISP

The Yankees as a team have scored 29 runs and totaled 27 RBIs in their first six games (3-3).

Again, what do these numbers mean in the grand scheme of the 2012 season? Nothing, but it's all we have to go on as the Yankees prepare for their home opener on Friday.

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