Posada strains left hamstring

Game 25 Spillover Thread VI
Sox top Yanks as Jorge goes down

In the bottom of the 6th inning, Jorge Posada singled and then advanced to second on a Melky Cabrera ground out. As the YES replays showed, Posada grabbed his left hamstring while nearing second base. While he was safe, he would be removed from the game for Hideki Matsui in the bottom of the 8th. The news from the clubhouse is not good: Posada has reportedly reaggravated his strained his left hamstring, and he will go for an MRI tomorrow. Since the Yankees are carrying only Jose Molina, I would expect a roster move in a few hours.

Game 25 Spillover Thread VI
Sox top Yanks as Jorge goes down
  • Drew

    Wasn’t it a little strained already? I remember when he hit into the DP a couple days ago and ran slow, even for him, they said his hammy was acting up. If it was already a little messed up, I can only hope he didn’t tear it. That would suck really bad.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      Let me amend that: He’s aggravated a sore hamstring. It was already torn — a muscle strain is a tear. It just depends upon how severe the tear is. If this is a Grade II strain, he’ll wind up on the DL. If the Yanks are saying he’s hurt it and he’s heading for an MRI, I wouldn’t expect to see Posada for a few weeks.

      • Drew

        I didn’t mean to correct you or anything I was just asking.
        Man, this is really going to suck if we are without him. I don’t want another 2008 in which we had our A+ lineup less than 5 times.

  • pat


  • Accent Shallow

    Here’s hoping it’s not Chris Stewart.

    Unfortunately, we don’t get 0 AD until 2010 or 2011.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

    OMG wHY didn’t CA$H sign an ALL-STAR catcher for da bench this offseason??!!?!?one



    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      I hear Matt Nokes is available to catch if the Yanks need him.

      • Bill R


      • ranger11

        Is Leyritz available?

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

          Too soon. Too soon.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Obvious move is Cervelli. Kevin Cash is hurt. They can send Aceves down since he wouldn’t be available for 2-3 days anyway, and call up Cervelli without needing to make a 40-man move. Mo forbid Posada needs to hit the DL, they can just recall Aceves since the 10-day rule wouldn’t apply.

  • Bill R

    The Curse has truly been REVERSED!

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Well, Frankie Cervelli is the only other catcher on the 40-man, so I guess he’s coming up from Trenton. Oh, and I assume Juan Miranda might be coming up as well in order to have a pinch hitter for the offensively weak catchers we’ll have.

  • andrew

    Alex!! Hurry, please!

  • Bob Stone

    Girardi says in his interview that the strain tonite is in a higher place than the earlier strain – but it is the same leg.

    • Drew

      I don’t know if that is good or bad. I’m going with good.

      • Bob Stone

        I don’t know either – but I am hoping for the best! We need Jorge.

  • V

    I wish the Yankees would stop playing guys who are hurt. ARod last year, Posada now.

    For a team with several aging veterans, their ability to keep reaggravations from occurring is not very good.

    • Drew

      It’s tough man, we cant throw out a lineup that is weak based on NL standards. We’re in a tough spot right now with injuries so if a guy “can go,” he needs to go.

  • r.w.g.

    Damn it.

  • Tom Zig

    Injury bug strikes again

  • BigBlueAL

    How has Cervelli been hitting so far this season??? I know its not indicative of what he would do in the bigs but just curious. He is known more for his D than offense no????

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa
      • BigBlueAL

        Jesus Christ Im goin to stop asking questions because I always get mocked with that Google crap. You couldve just said he is hitting like shit!!!!

        • Bob Stone

          I gave you the numbers – not to worry

          • BigBlueAL

            Yeah I saw that but I actually found them thanks to the Google link. Thanks for being nice!!!! LOL

    • Bob Stone

      Unfortuantely Cervelli stats aren’t pretty – BA .190, OBP .266, SLG .310, 13 K’s in 58 AB’s with 2 HR and 7 rbi

  • yankees=warriors

    Bad things always come out of these Red Sox-Yankees games (sigh~)!

  • pat

    If only we could coax crash davis out of retirement.

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  • Victoria


  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    If Posada’s out, we’re kinda screwed. I know A-Rod is coming back and we have Tex but I don’t think we can stomach another long term Posada injury.

  • jonathan

    We have Tex….Tex has been shitting the bed all season the guy is hitting below the mendosa line. Everyone is saying hes a slow starter, here a question what if this is it? what if he regresses the way Andrew Jones did? Wow that just sent a shiver down my spine, I am already hearing whispers about how “smart” the sox front office was for not signing him because he might be regressing and not adjusting to how people pitch him.

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  • Axl

    This sounds about right.

    I mean I know a lot of our players are old and stuff…but even the younger ones are getting injured more than often. We’ve gotten rid of the wellness trainer or coach before…how long before we investigate even further?

    Damon, Posada, Matsui…never on the DL…now they’re constantly injured. Yes they’re older…but they’re still athletes and not THAT old. Hughes, Kennedy, our bullpen guys, Arod, etc.

    Seems like Red Sox guys get injured for like a week at the longest. Ortiz was out for one month and it was like the worst thing that ever happened to them last year. Arod was out for a month last year and we sometimes forget about it because it was overshadowed by all the other injuries that sidelined guys for pretty much the entire season. In 2004 the Red Sox rotation made every single one of their starts! Didn’t miss one single start. I mean what’s the secret here??

    Our guys are injured literally every game. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Rivera go down next. But it will probably be Damon…

    Something’s gotta give!

    • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

      Our guys are injured literally every game.
      Eh, ish happens. Especially with 33+ old players.

      Wouldn’t be surprised to see Rivera go down next.
      BLASPHEMY Mo dammit! Wash your mouth out RIGHT NOW YOUNG MAN!

      But it will probably be Damon…
      He really should be DH but he’s the only LF we have.

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