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April has usually been very kind to Jorge Posada. Entering 2011, he had posted an impressive line of .282/.380/.510 during the season’s first month. What’s more, he ranks as the franchise leader for homeruns and RBIs in April (since 1950). In other words, Posada has been no stranger to a fast start.

Most April HRs and RBIs by a Yankee, Since 1950

Player HR   Player RBI
Jorge Posada
54  
Jorge Posada
190
Alex Rodriguez 43   Derek Jeter 183
Mickey Mantle 42   Bernie Williams 160
Jason Giambi 33   Paul O’Neill 135
Derek Jeter 32   Alex Rodriguez 127
Bernie Williams 32   Mickey Mantle 124
Tino Martinez 30   Don Mattingly 122
Graig Nettles 29   Tino Martinez 122
Paul O’Neill 27   Jason Giambi 103
Bill Skowron 27    Dave Winfield 101

Source: Baseball-reference.com

This year, April has been a nightmare for Posada. After going 0-3 in Saturday’s 5-4 victory over the Blue Jays, he ended the month hitting .125/.232/.375, including a 1-28 stretch. The only saving grace for the new Yankees’ DH was that six of his nine hits wound up leaving the ballpark. Nonetheless, you can bet Posada was elated to see the calendar turn to May.

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