Jorge Posada and A-Rod injury updates

Game 126 Spillover Thread II
Staten Island's bullpen dominates in win

We have an update on Jorge Posada. The Yankee catcher left the game in the top of the 8th when a foul ball hit his glove hand, and Yankee fans everywhere held their collective breath. Reports from the clubhouse are cautiously optimistic. Posada aggravated a ring finger injury from a few weeks ago, according to Yankee skipper Joe Girardi. X-Rays were negative, and he is day-to-day. Posada was scheduled to take tomorrow off as the Yanks play a day game after a night game. We’ll see how he’s feeling this weekend, but with the Yanks enjoying a six-game lead, I would expect Posada to miss a few games as he heals.

Meanwhile, while Joe Girardi originally said that A-Rod would have an x-ray on his foot, subsequent reports indicated that he would not go for the x-ray but is suffering from a bruised right foot. A-Rod apparently hurt his foot when he fouled a ball off it during the 7th inning. He played the 8th inning, and Girardi said he pulled A-Rod due to the score. Girardi does not expect A-Rod to miss time but repeatedly noted how “worried [he] was about Jorgie.” We’ll report more as we know more.

Game 126 Spillover Thread II
Staten Island's bullpen dominates in win
  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Feel better Jorge <3

    (…damnit Bruney)

    • Mike Axisa

      Wait, why is Bruney catching shit? That’s the flukiest of fluke injuries.

      • JMK

        Bruney’s bad energy somehow spun the ball and caused the injury.

        • Doug

          No, it was the diabolical foul-tipping powers of Nelson Cruz.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        I know it’s not his fault haha. It’s just fun to blame him…

        Now whoever it was that injured Montero, Mo should strike them down with a lightning bolt from the heavens.

        • Accent Shallow

          I believe that was Lance Pendleton. Fuck that guy.

  • ShuutoHeat

    That foul ball back onto the front foot looked painful for Arod, considering the whole ball caught the top of the foot. He’s got no protection on top of the Nike SHOX he’s wearing.

    • Matt ACTY/BBD

      Nice product placement, SH.

  • Drew

    Al aggravated his foot smashing a foul ball right off the top of it.

  • Little Bill

    What a relief. Thank God those vandals who wanted Jose Molina catching half the games in the playoffs didn’t get their wish. Posada is an invaluable member to this team and those who say that his offense can easily be covered by the rest of the lineup have no idea what they’re talking about.

    • Steve H

      It’s scary that you have to point this out.

    • JMK

      The Sacking of Posada 2009.

      • steve (different one)

        Joel Sherman actually wrote a good article (yeah, i know) on this the other day.

        this team is so good, we have to hunt for things to complain about.

        see: Cody Ransom, Jorge’s game calling, and Brett Tomko

        • Benjamin Kabak

          But Cody Ransom and Brett Tomko both legitimately suck. Jorge’s game-calling doesn’t.

          • steve (different one)

            sure, they suck.

            but the fanbase reacted to them as if they were getting 500 ABs/200 IPs.

            every team has a scrub or two.

            the hand wringing far outweighed the reality of the “problem”

        • Accent Shallow

          Cody Ransom managed the rare trick of being below replacement level as both a hitter and a fielder.

          There should be dozens of minor leaguers better than he is.

          • Drew

            But how high can they jump?

        • Lanny

          Those arent legitimate? Ransom n Berroa being on the team was a joke. Tomko cost us a few games himself just pitching in relief.

          Posadas game calling isnt a legit complaint. Thats manufactured by lazy media members

          • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            Oh, good, you’re back! I was getting worried that something awful had happened.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      But they can carry his bat. It’s as if you are saying that the Yanks can’t win games without him. They can.
      2008 is a completely different story with worse pitching and a worse lineup. Don’t compare the two.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        By the way I’m not saying he’s not important because I believe he is. But it isn’t the end of the world with Molina catching.

  • JMK

    Pettite: I’m not old. I’m 37. Hey, who said “get off my lawn!”?

  • Jake H

    Very good news.

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  • King of Fruity Hypos

    Magic number decreases. Hinske, Hairston and especially Molina all need more PT.

    1 Sept comes, Pena and another OF and time off for these guys!

    Comes back to great pitching…the starters go deep in winning efforts and we get to rest guys in late inning defensive swaps.

  • Zack

    If only it was Sept 1 and we could get Cervelli up here for insurance

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Yeah, it won’t be pretty, but we can survive a week of Molina if necessary.

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  • Sam

    Any chance Pena gets optioned for Cervelli?

    • Benjamin Kabak

      Peña was already optioned for Marte. They can’t option him again!

      • Joseph Pawlikowski

        I can’t pull over any farther!

  • Sam

    He’s already pulled over! He can’t pull over any farther!

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