Regardless of his horrendous postseason play, Nick Swisher is still upbeat, according to AP sports writer Jay Cohen, who apparently witnessed him frolicking into the clubhouse Friday, donning a chipper smile.
Swisher is hitless over his last 11 at-bats, failing to successfully reach base since his leadoff single off Los Angeles Angels starter Joe Saunders in the seventh inning of Game 2. Nevermind extra base hits, which he hasn't seen since an RBI double in the opener of the ALDS against the Minnesota Twins.
The right-fielder went 0-for-5 in his New York Yankees' 7-6 loss to the Halos in Game 5 of the ALCS Thursday night, highlighted by a game-ending popup on a full-count pitch from the insane Brian Fuentes. With the bases loaded.
Cabbage Patch Kid's post season batting average has sunk to a craptastic .103, which he will attempt to fatten up against Saunders in Game 6 this evening at New Yankee Stadium.
"One swing, back on track," he shrugged.Our solution?
[NY Times] | [Pinstripe Alley] | [Bronx Baseball Daily]