Robinson Cano is struggling. He just can’t seem to break through the slump that’s weighed him down since Opening Day.
There have been hints of change. The pinch-hit homer in Tampa Bay last month seemed like a good start and so did the two-run shot against Detroit this past week, but he still hasn’t found the consistency that’s made him a career .303 hitter in the big leagues.
“Robbie’s getting close,” Joe Girardi said yesterday. “I like his approach and he’s hitting the ball hard.”
I am sure Cano listens to his manager and the rest of the coaches, but his best advice may be coming from home.
“I’m lucky to have my father,” Cano said. “We talk on the phone every day and he tells me to keep working. He always says that the hits will come in bunches. That makes me feel better. I think it’s coming soon.”
I bet his father agrees.