NEW YORK (WFAN) — Here come the Yankees!
Don’t look now, but the Bombers are creeping up in the standings with Alex Rodriguez back in the middle of the lineup and Alfonso Soriano absolutely crushing the ball.
It’s all about “The Big Mo” — momentum — and a hope that New York didn’t dig itself too deep of a hole. Pitcher CC Sabathia joined the “Boomer & Carton” show Thursday and said A-Rod’s return has given the Yankees a jolt.
“Him being in the lineup, him being around our team, I think it just gives us a boost,” Sabathia said of A-Rod, who is playing while he appeals a 211-game suspension related to MLB’s Biogenesis scandal. “You gotta look at Curtis (Granderson) coming back, too. Obviously, like you said, Sori’s killing the ball. Robbie (Cano) is gonna get hot. It’s only a matter of time before these guys start playing, (and) we get everybody back healthy in the lineup. I think it makes a big difference.
“Hopefully we get (Derek Jeter) back in a week or two or however long that takes or whatever and get him back healthy, and we can go out and start rolling, start playing and just looking like our old selves.”
Sabathia also talked about his pitching woes this season and the job that manager Joe Girardi has done: