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Thames is in, with or without A-Rod

The way Marcus is hitting, Yanks need to find at-bats for him when Rodriguez returns

Updated: September 5, 2010, 11:55 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez is coming back. Who needs him?

The New York Yankees have Marcus Thames. Marcus Thames!

Without Alex Rodriguez, the Yankees are 21-3. With Thames, the Yankees are unbeatable.

OK, OK, we jest, but Thames has made the loss of Rodriguez easy for the Yankees to take.

Since A-Rod went on the disabled list, Thames has made it so the Yankees have not missed Rodriguez's right-handed bat. On Saturday, Thames hit another big home ...

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