Tex: That was a good swing

Mark Teixeira

Mark Teixeira

#25 1B
New York Yankees

2011 STATS

  • GM43
  • HR12

  • RBI29

  • R26

  • OBP.368

  • AVG.255

Mark Teixeira doesn’t hit many homers to right field when he’s hitting right-handed.

So when he blasted the first pitch he saw from Chris Capuano – an 88 mph fastball – well over the wall in right-center in the third inning, it was telling.

“That’s when you know your swing is complete,” the slugger said.

Teixeira's homer on Saturday was his third in the past three days. It was also his 12th overall. Joe Girardi said Teixeira may have benefited from his stint as designated hitter on Thursday in Baltimore. He hit a two-run shot that night to start his homer binge.

It’s his second three-homer-in-three-game streak in 2011. The first such stretch happened in the opening three games of the season.

Said Teixeira: “That was a good swing.”

Added Joe Girardi: “To me, it was a good sign.”

A good swing, a good sign. Whatever. As long as it goes out of the ballpark.