Melky and his dramatics...

Melky Cabrera really isn't getting enough attention this season. And he should. He hit the first walkoff home run ever at the Stadium (April 22), a walk0ff single against Joe Nathan(May 15), a walk-off single against Brad Lidge and the World Champion Phillies, (May 23), hit a 9th inning single to tie the Phils the next day(May 24), before we lost in extras, and today he hits a 2-run shot in the eighth to give us the lead and win the game. I love the Melkman, but I'll admit it, I most certainly didn't think he'd be as big a staple of the team this year as he has been.

After paying out of his mind in April (.327/.400/.571), Melky cooled a little in May, but was still effective (.321/.348/.429), and now through 4 games in June he's (.200/.294/.400), but its only 4 games, and he won one of 'em (today) with a big, late-inning, home run.

The Melkman has been possibly the best surprise the Yanks' have had this year, and you have to give him mad loads of respect for working his ass off after losing the centerfielder's job, and then forcing his way back into the starting lineup as he took it back.

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