By Matt Snyder
After Thursday night's extra-inning victory -- which pushed the Yankees into sole possession of first place in the AL East -- Jorge Posada's batting average sat at a paltry .189. His on-base percentage is a pretty dreadful .231. He only has seven hits, yet he's been productive for the Yankees, just as he was Thursday.
That's because five of his seven hits have been home runs.
Thursday night's lone hit was a game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth off Orioles closer (at least for now) Kevin Gregg. It moved Posada into a tie for the AL home run lead with Nelson Cruz.
Things will start to change in the upcoming weeks. Posada's not going to hit 74 home runs (his current pace) and he'll start getting more base knocks -- his BABIP is under .100 now, for example.
Still, it's fun to see that five of his seven hits have left the yard. It's one of those cool things about only being two weeks into the season.
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