No Yankee, other than Robinson Cano perhaps, was as good the first three weeks of the season than Alex Rodriguez.
The last two weeks few have been worse.
He went hitless Wednesday night, his 0-for-4 putting his current slump at 5-for-40, a slump coinciding for the most part with his return from a two-game absence in mid-April because of an oblique injury.
“I’m not sure,” A-Rod said of a possible connection to the injury. “It’s definitely not an excuse. I got off to a great start and haven’t been swinging the bat really well the last couple of weeks. It’s time to get back in the saddle…there’s a little disconnect but my swing’s going to be just fine. Right now it doesn’t look pretty but it’s going to be fine.”
"Just kind of a two-parted swing," Rodriguez said, asked to explain the disconnect. "Upper body and lower body disconnected a little bit. But my swing's going to be fine."
He's not concerned.
"It is what it is," A-Rod said. "I feel just fine up there, that's kind of frustrating...There's no panic. Tomorrow's going to be a better day."