Update: Derek aggravated a bone bruise in his left ankle, which is something he's been dealing with for a couple weeks or so. It's nothing new, and shouldn't keep Jete out of any games. Girardi said he will play tomorrow, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him DHing tomorrow.
Well, it was great to get the win tonight, as that hasn't been happening very much over the last month. Seeing the Orioles win in walk-off action wasn't so good. And what is worse? Derek Jeter is injured.
In the top of the 8th inning the Yankees had runners at the corners with one out, and all Yankee fans thought the same thing... "just don't hit into a double play". So what happened? Derek Jeter hit into a double play. And that, folks, wasn't the bad part. The bad part was seeing Jeter limp after hitting the bag.
No word on what the injury is, however it was said during the game that it was a possible sprain to his left ankle. That report was followed up with the thought that Jeter will play tomorrow, but that was more attributed to his competitiveness, and not to his ankle being okay.
More on this as we here it.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Andy Pettitte threw a 55 pitch simulated game for the first time since being cleared to run by team doctors on Monday. Andy threw four innings and was crisp and, more importantly, set back or question mark free. He seems to be ready to start whenever the Yankees will let him. The Yankees reported yesterday that they might be willing to bring him back before he is fully stretched out and have David Phelps back him up in the bullpen which I cannot say I disagree with when I look at the standings. This is not a 20 year old kid, Andy Pettitte knows his body and we know he will not push it farther then he should and risk injury. If Andy says he is ready then put him in coach.
Speculation has started that he will start next Tuesdays game in place of David Phelps against the Toronto Blue Jays. If that is the case then he is in line for three more starts down the stretch after the Toronto game including dates with Oakland, Toronto, and Boston.
The Yankees released their 2013 schedules along with the rest of Major League Baseball today, if we make it that long. As we all know the Astros will be heading over to the American League West, Interleague play will be all year long, the Yankees will play the NL West in said interleague play, and the Subway Series will be reduced from six games to only four.
The Yankees open their schedule on April 1st against the Boston Red Sox and will finish their season in Houston to face the Astros on September 29th. The Yankees will host the Diamondbacks for a three game set in April, travel to face the Rockies in May, host the Dodgers at Yankees stadium in June, travel to play the Dodgers in July, travel to play the Padres in August, and host the Giants in late September at the stadium. The Yankees and Mets will play four consecutive games in May where the first two games will be played at Citifield and the last two at Yankees stadium.
If the Mayans were not right after all and there is a 2013 season it should be fun!
Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano add home runs to make it 3-0 Yankees
Yankees win 5-4
The Yankees are tied up top of the AL East with the Baltimore Orioles after last nights loss in Boston. Those same two teams will go to the mound today with first place on the line for the Yankees. The Yanks will send David Phelps to the mound who has struggled with command and confidence his last two starts. Opposing him will be Aaron Cook for the Red Sox. The game will be televised at 7:10 pm ET on YES and ESPN Wednesday Night Baseball.
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher 1B
Raul Ibanez LF
Eric Chavez 3B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Chris Stewart C
David Aardsma threw another inning for the Trenton Thunder last night and this time it was a scoreless inning. David was not without his troubles though as he walked two guys and allowed a single, loading the bases, before he struck out the next batter and induced a double play to get out of the jam and end the inning. He threw 30 pitches in the outing, half of them for strikes, and showed a lot of heart in getting out of the jam. He will pitch again tonight in his first back to back games since going on the rehab assignment. Keep at it David, you're doing great!
Earlier this week we learned that Yankees prospects Austin Romine, Danny Burawa, Zach Nuding, Slade Heathcott, and David Adams to the Arizona Fall league after the season. Late yesterday we learned that we can add Dellin Betances and Mike Montgomery to that list. All of these guys are here for very specific reasons whether it be to make up for time lost to injury (Romine, Burawa, Nuding), make up for lost confidence (Betances), learn a new position (Adams), or just fine tune some things (Heathcott, Montgomery). Should be fun to watch!
I cannot embed this tweet because, and probably for good reason, twitter is now blocked at work but I received a tweet last night from my good friend @nvalenti14 and I just had to share.
"hey i just met you, and this is crazy, but we blew a 10 game lead, so kill me maybe? #Yankees #wtf" - @nvalenti14
My thoughts exactly Nick...