April 24, 2012 12:00 AM
" After Derek Jeter had four hits on Monday night to lead the Yankees past the AL-leading Rangers 7-4 in Arlington, Alex Rodriguez commented on his teammate's outlandish start.
"It's like 1999 again," Rodriguez said. "Three hits every day. You even see it in batting practice. The ball is just jumping off his bat."
Jeter's 4-for-5 Monday night leaves him with numbers that would have had people reaching for a thesaurus to come up with words to describe the quality of his play back then as well. It's now a 13-game hitting streak for Jeter and he's already got two four-hit games on the year.
He's now hitting .411 with a .436 on-base percentage and a .644 slugging percentage on the season, numbers that are right in line with the ones that Jeter churned out in that 1999 season that should have ended with an MVP award. OK, they're actually slightly below Jeter's numbers in the first month of that season, but we'll give him a break since it has been 13 years since he put up a 1217 OPS in April 1999 "
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