• The Jeter Injury

    Posted by on October 14th, 2012 · Comments (34)

    That’s the saddest thing I have ever seen on a ball field.

    And, it means that A-Rod probably plays every inning for a while now…

    Comments on The Jeter Injury

    1. October 14th, 2012 | 12:55 am

      I don’t even care about the score in this game any more, now, that Jeter is hurt…

    2. mattn.miller
      October 14th, 2012 | 12:57 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      I don’t even care about the score in this game any more, now, that Jeter is hurt…

      Amen

    3. JeremyM
      October 14th, 2012 | 12:58 am

      Agreed Steve. First Mo and now this. Heart breaking.

      The guy was playing on a ticking time bomb and was still one of their best players. Take notes Yankees.

    4. LMJ229
      October 14th, 2012 | 1:00 am

      Very sad. Looks bad too. As tough as Jeter is I can’t imagine him coming back from this one in this series. But, then again, you can never count him out. He is a true warrior.

    5. LMJ229
      October 14th, 2012 | 1:03 am

      I hope people appreciate his greatness. If we had more Jeters on this team we’d win championships every year.

    6. LMJ229
      October 14th, 2012 | 1:04 am

      This was a tough loss after battling back to tie it in the ninth. Bitter, very bitter.

    7. October 14th, 2012 | 1:06 am

      Watching the YES Post-Game now, hoping that they give us a clue as to what the Jeter injury is…other than just it is his left foot or leg.

    8. JeremyM
      October 14th, 2012 | 1:07 am

      LMJ229 wrote:

      I hope people appreciate his greatness. If we had more Jeters on this team we’d win championships every year.

      Couldn’t agree more.

    9. October 14th, 2012 | 1:08 am

      When was the last night the Yankees played a post-season game without Jeter in it, 1995?

    10. JeremyM
      October 14th, 2012 | 1:09 am

      @ Steve L.:
      Yep. Nix starting the other night at short was the first to do so since Tony Fernandez.

    11. October 14th, 2012 | 1:12 am

      Girardi in the post-game: Fractured ankle. 3 months recovery. Not career ending.

    12. October 14th, 2012 | 1:16 am

      Girardi: Nunez will be activated.

    13. Evan3457
      October 14th, 2012 | 1:30 am

      Re: Jeter…

      I try to not take injuries out of proportion; one player is only one player, the replacement can step up.

      But there is no overstating this injury. It is devastating, especially coming in the loss after the unexpected lottery-winning style comeback in the 9th.

      Re: A-Rod…
      Chavez is 0 for the post-season, so it’s not as if they’re losing much. Nix will start at short. So that’s that as far as 3rd base goes.

      1. Swisher must sit for Gardner. I don’t care that Gardner hasn’t hit in 6 months, at least he’ll play the field and move Ichiro back to his customary right field.

      2. Continue to platoon A-Rod and Chavez. Nothing else to do.

      But really, it doesn’t matter, because Kuroda will not pitch well on 3 days’ rest, and Hughes vs. Verlander in game 3. They’ll be down 3-0, and this team doesn’t have a David Ortiz and 8 other good hitters to rescue it.

      No, they had to win this game with Andy, and they nearly stole it. But I think the season died tonight. I’m willing to be wrong, but I just don’t see it. Fortunately, I’m not playing for the Yanks. Well, if they somehow beat up on Sanchez tomorrow, and CC wins his game 4 match with Scherzer, then Andy can maybe win game 5, Kuroda on full rest in game 6…

      Man it’s a real longshot now. No better than 1 in 4.

    14. JeremyM
      October 14th, 2012 | 1:33 am

      Agreed Evan. I thought this was a must win for the reasons mentioned. Maybe Kuroda can shock us, but the guy has literally no margin for error with the offense in the shape that it is. Cano is what, 0 for his last 24?

    15. 77yankees
      October 14th, 2012 | 1:42 am

      Well, no time for white flags. Still have to move forward.

    16. Raf
      October 14th, 2012 | 4:52 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      Girardi in the post-game: Fractured ankle. 3 months recovery. Not career ending.

      Damn.

      It’s not career ending, but I can’t say it will help him in the field.

      This sucks. So I guess it’s Ichiro leading off and Nix at short?

    17. redbug
      October 14th, 2012 | 5:34 am

      @ Steve L.:

      I fell asleep…glad I did and didn’t have to witness it. As anyone who’s read my posts knows, Jeter is my favorite Yankee. Has been since he 1st came up. This is a devastating loss for the team (as usual, he’s been getting his hits, in the clutch and not), batting over .400 this postseason. He got his 200th PS hit last night.

      I was pleasantly surprised they got past Baltimore given their ongoing inability to hit w/ RISP, which continued last night until the the 9th. Now, w/o the Captain, I’ll be shocked if they get past Detroit.

    18. Ben M.
      October 14th, 2012 | 8:54 am

      So no Posada behind the plate, no Mo in the bullpen, and now saddest of all, no Derek Jeter at short and leading off. They still wear the pinstripes, but I no longer recognize this team at all. It’s just a lineup of windmills who can’t even make contact with 2nd rate pitchers. Just an awful way to approach the end of their season.

    19. October 14th, 2012 | 9:20 am

      This whole thing is where Game 4 of the ADLS killed us. If CC is pitching games 1, 4, and 7 in this series, then the Yankees have a fighting chance even with Jeter out. But, now, well…

      I know that anything can happen. That’s the beauty of baseball.

      But, I don’t even know if I can watch the game today. It’s that bad. My heart has been broken. And, it’s no one’s fault. It’s just that the Jeter injury has me in mourning right now. And, yes, I know, that’s extreme and he’s not dead. But, it was a punch to the gut that’s left me gasping for air and disoriented. And, I have not recovered yet. I don’t know if the Yankees players will either…

      And, if I hear one more person, media, whatever, talk about it now being a chance for A-Rod to step up…

      God, help me.

    20. Raf
      October 14th, 2012 | 9:31 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      It’s just that the Jeter injury has me in mourning right now. And, yes, I know, that’s extreme and he’s not dead. But, it was a punch to the gut that’s left me gasping for air and disoriented.

      While I’m not in mourning, I will say that it’s disorienting. More so than Mo, because of when it happened and because he has been there day in and out. And no disrespect to Mo, but Jeter’s the franchise player.

      Steve L. wrote:

      And, if I hear one more person, media, whatever, talk about it now being a chance for A-Rod to step up…

      Gotta love the way they make everything about him, even inquiring if he would play short.

    21. 77yankees
      October 14th, 2012 | 9:43 am

      In all my years as a Yankee fan, we’ve had the two most devastating baseball related injuries this year in Mo & Jeter.
      And it really sucks.

      But that said, like we always mention, people have to step up going forward the next maximum of 13 games just like what happened when Mo went down. We’ve seen it before in World Series, Super Bowls and what not, where an unsung hero comes out of nowhere. And you have to hope that happens now.

      From a strategic standpoint now with Jeter out, I think the Yanks have to change it up and take another approach. Sit Swisher and put Gardner in there to maximize the speed in the OF. And DH Ibanez every game.

      Since what they have is not working, they’re going to have to be more aggressive on offense by using the hit & run, starting the runners, & stealing. Look at what happened just by having Tex steal in Game 5 of the LDS.

      While it’s understandable that fans will take a fatalistic outlook now, you can also say that the Yanks are no longer the favorites here, and that the pressure is on the Tigers not to lose.

    22. LMJ229
      October 14th, 2012 | 10:12 am

      Evan3457 wrote:

      But really, it doesn’t matter, because Kuroda will not pitch well on 3 days’ rest, and Hughes vs. Verlander in game 3. They’ll be down 3-0, and this team doesn’t have a David Ortiz and 8 other good hitters to rescue it. No, they had to win this game with Andy, and they nearly stole it. But I think the season died tonight. I’m willing to be wrong, but I just don’t see it.

      Wow Evan I usually look to your posts to cheer me up a bit.

    23. Raf
      October 14th, 2012 | 10:14 am

      77yankees wrote:

      In all my years as a Yankee fan, we’ve had the two most devastating baseball related injuries this year in Mo & Jeter.

      3 if you want to count Pettitte.

    24. LMJ229
      October 14th, 2012 | 10:17 am

      77yankees wrote:

      From a strategic standpoint now with Jeter out, I think the Yanks have to change it up and take another approach. Sit Swisher and put Gardner in there to maximize the speed in the OF. And DH Ibanez every game. Since what they have is not working, they’re going to have to be more aggressive on offense by using the hit & run, starting the runners, & stealing. Look at what happened just by having Tex steal in Game 5 of the LDS.

      There is really not much more this team can do strategically to improve their chances. Unfortunately it will be alot of the same old, same old today.

    25. redbug
      October 14th, 2012 | 10:21 am

      @ Steve L.:

      This whole thing is where Game 4 of the ADLS killed us. If CC is pitching games 1, 4, and 7 in this series, then the Yankees have a fighting chance even with Jeter out. But, now, well…
      I know that anything can happen. That’s the beauty of baseball.
      But, I don’t even know if I can watch the game today. It’s that bad. My heart has been broken. And, it’s no one’s fault. It’s just that the Jeter injury has me in mourning right now. And, yes, I know, that’s extreme and he’s not dead. But, it was a punch to the gut that’s left me gasping for air and disoriented. And, I have not recovered yet. I don’t know if the Yankees players will either…
      And, if I hear one more person, media, whatever, talk about it now being a chance for A-Rod to step up…
      God, help me.”

      Agree, agree, agree.

    26. LMJ229
      October 14th, 2012 | 10:33 am

      Suzuki, Texiera, Jeter and Ibanez are the only guys hitting in the post-season. And now Jeter is out. Here’s the rest:
      Martin .227
      Granderson .130
      Swisher .130
      A-Rod .105
      Cano .071
      Chavez .000
      Martin has a decent OBP so I’d keep him in the line-up for that reason plus his defense behind the plate. Plus we all know he doesn’t hit much anyway. Who is to play 3B if not for A-Rod and Chavez? So we are stuck with one of those 2 guys at 3B. That leaves Granderson, Swisher and Cano. Should we play Nunez for Cano? Probably not since that would weaken us defensively and there is a righty pitching today. And who are we gonna play for Granderson or Swisher? Gardner? Ibanez? If we play Ibanez that frees up the DH role. Then who do we DH? I just don’t know what the answer is. This team is not constructed properly to make any changes. Unfortunately, I think it will be more of the same futility today.

    27. Raf
      October 14th, 2012 | 10:45 am

      LMJ229 wrote:

      This team is not constructed properly to make any changes.

      Cano’s not going to be benched.

      3b: Rodriguez, Chavez, Nix, Nunez, Teix/Martin in an emergency
      SS: Nix, Nunez, Rodriguez in an emergency
      2b: Cano, Nix, Nunez
      1b: Teix, Swisher, Chavez, Ibanez/Stewart in an emergency

      Ichiro plays all 3 OF positions
      Gardner & Ibanez can play 2/3

    28. Garcia
      October 14th, 2012 | 11:39 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      But, I don’t even know if I can watch the game today. It’s that bad. My heart has been broken. And, it’s no one’s fault. It’s just that the Jeter injury has me in mourning right now. And, yes, I know, that’s extreme and he’s not dead. But, it was a punch to the gut that’s left me gasping for air and disoriented. And, I have not recovered yet. I don’t know if the Yankees players will either…
      And, if I hear one more person, media, whatever, talk about it now being a chance for A-Rod to step up…
      God, help me.

      Steve that’s exactly what I said to my gf this morning over coffee, sans the ARod part.

    29. 77yankees
      October 14th, 2012 | 11:44 am

      I would bunch Ichiro, Gardner, Cano together at the top of the lineup, and forget about the 2 lefties Detroit has in their pen. Is anyone apprehensive about Phil Coke – really? And the other lefty, Smyly pitched two innings Sunday morning essentially so who knows if he’s available 16 hours later.

      Ichiro’s a better career hitter for average vs. LHP & Cano has 50 career HR off lefties. Plus having the speed at the top of the lineup will open up holes on the right side if they get on base.

      Girardi already made one “huge grapefruits” move this week that worked out for them, and it’s time to make another without giving a you know what about what the media jesters & hacks will think of it.

    30. Raf
      October 14th, 2012 | 11:58 am

      Gardner or Swisher in the 2 hole?

    31. 77yankees
      October 14th, 2012 | 12:12 pm

      @ Raf:

      If Gardner plays Swisher sits. At least you hope Grandy can pop one like he did Friday. Swisher is not offering them anything at this point.

    32. LMJ229
      October 14th, 2012 | 12:25 pm

      Ichiro will lead off. He’ll bat Swisher in the 2-hole and Nix 9th. Everything else will remain the same.

      The definition of insanity:
      “Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result”.

    33. JeremyM
      October 14th, 2012 | 1:19 pm

      Agreed that Swisher has to go to the bench. Even when he does seem to square up a pitch, it lands harmlessly in an outfielder’s glove. I think we’ve seen enough from him.

    34. Raf
      October 14th, 2012 | 5:52 pm

      77yankees wrote:

      @ Raf:
      If Gardner plays Swisher sits. At least you hope Grandy can pop one like he did Friday. Swisher is not offering them anything at this point.

      Yes, that was the point, having a Garnder-Granderson-Ichiro OF, or Ichiro-Granderson-Swisher OF.

      LMJ229 wrote:

      Ichiro will lead off. He’ll bat Swisher in the 2-hole and Nix 9th. Everything else will remain the same.

      Logic being that batting 2nd, Swisher would be able to work the count more and perhaps getting back on track. He tends to try and lay the bunt down from time to time, but honestly, I don’t remember many attempts to do so this year.

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