Friday, July 12, 2013

Morning Bits

Good morning everyone!

The Yankees defeated the Royals by a score of 8-4 yesterday as Derek Jeter made his return.

The Royals scored four runs off of Andy Pettitte, three of them earned, to extend the streak of opposing teams scoring four or more runs off of Pettitte to six consecutive starts and seven of the last eight starts.

Pettitte was clobbered early, but the Yankee offense fought back in a total team effort. Every Yankee starter yesterday had at least one hit or at least one RBI. Seven Yankee starters had RBI's.

The spotlight was on the Yankee captain Jeter returning from a broken ankle that had kept him sidelined since last year's ALDS.  Jeter started his day with a single that brought the crowd to their feet and later in the game had his first RBI of the year. The good times didn't last long though, as Jeter had to exit the game after injuring a quad try hustling down the first base line trying to beat out a grounder. Jeter will go for an MRI today as Yankee fans and management hold their breath awaiting the outcome.

The Yankees start their final series before the All-Star break tonight against  the Minnesota Twins at 7:05 PM ET.  The game will be televised by YES and Hiroki Kuroda(7-6, 2.77 ERA) will face Scott Diamond(5-8, 5.52 ERA).

Now on to today's news links: has the news about Jeter's quad and looming MRI.

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News writes that Robinson Cano finds himself in a strange position.

Tim Rohan of the New York Times thinks that Andy Pettitte is looking wobbly.

Have a great day everyone!

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