Thursday, September 4, 2014

McCann Heating Up For Yankees Could Get Them Into the Playoffs

In last night's win over the Red Sox, it's fair to say Yankees Catcher Brian McCann had one of his best games of the season.

Facing a rookie pitcher in Boston's Anthony Ranaudo, McCann impressively went 4-for-4 with a two-run home run and three singles, leading the Yanks to an easy 5-1 win. 

Indeed, McCann played great yesterday, a fact that's a little strange considering the way he looked back in late June. Remember, at that time the Yanks were in the middle of a 2-9 stretch, one McCann definetely contributed to yet doesn't seem to care about anymore.

“It seems like it was a long, long time ago,” McCann said. “I feel like I’ve put a couple good months together. That’s the plan. It’s such a long season. It took me a little bit longer this year to get going with the bat than normal.”

Yep, that part's true. During that awful two week period, McCann was hitting in the .220s, although since July 1 he has improved, batting .285 to keep New York in the pennant race.

“I know there’s a month left and we’re fighting for a playoff spot," McCann said. "Stats are out the window at this point. It hasn’t been the season offensively I’ve hoped for, but at the same time we have a month to win games.”

Let's hope that thought process spreads around the clubhouse soon.

(Quotes via the New York Post)

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