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Why Phil Coke Is the Yankees’ X-Factor Against the Phillies This Weekend

Published by on May 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

It seems appropriate that Sunday is Umbrella Day at Yankee Stadium, as the forecast for the weekend series between the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies calls for raining baseballs. It stands to reason that the hot Yankees lineup and the powerful Phillies lineup will only add to the total of home runs hit in the new park. The three-game interleague series against the 2008 World Series Champion Phillies can be seen as a measuring stick of sorts for the Yankees in their quest to become the 2009 World Series Champions.

Continuing their winning ways against a formidable Phillies lineup could legitimize the Yankees’ current play (11-2 in last 13 games), which has come against the Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blu...

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