Sep
13

Nick Swisher to undergo MRI tomorrow

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Nick Swisher will undergo an MRI on his still injured left knee tomorrow. It’s been giving him trouble since he fouled a ball off it in Toronto at the end of August, and it’s clearly not just a minor pain based on how he’s been limping around for the last two weeks or so. Swish had some tests performed not long after he suffered the injury that showed no fractures or structural damage, and apparently he was told he couldn’t make it worst by playing with it. Considering where the Yankees sit with regards to a playoff spot, it only makes sense to get it checked out again and have him rest up before the games really start to count.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • vin

    Oh boy. If the MRI reveals any damage, there’s gonna be some unhappy people out there.

  • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

    So does that mean we get to have Golson in right again tonight?

  • Magnus Stultus

    It reads more or more like we won’t have either Gardner or Swisher for this three games series. It’s better safe than sorry considering the vital roles these two will play in the playoffs.

    Meh, we can still kick some asses with Golson or without him really.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Oh lordy. Be okay Swish and Gardy.

    • Magnus Stultus

      I am pretty sure Swisher will play even with half of knee cap during the playoffs. I only wish he can as gritty as Pedroia.

      • Thomas

        Swisher’s shit is grittier than Pedroia!

        . . .

        Wait a minute, that doesn’t sound right.

      • seimiya

        There is no one as gritty as Pedroia.

  • Avi

    We need Swish healthy. He’s been our best hitter behind Cano this year (Tex is debatable)

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I’d take Tex. After his usual atrocious early season start, from June 1 onward he’s hitting .285/.390/.556. As good as Swish has been, he’s not THAT hot.

  • BigBlueAL

    Damnit, the Yankees shouldve traded for Jeff Francoeur!!

    • seimiya

      If we had Jeff Francoeur, obviously Mo couldn’t have hit him, and we would have won the game.

      Obviously.

  • vin

    Golson is in the lineup tonight, but I expect to see Curtis against Garza and Shields. Has Huffman been called up yet?

    • Magnus Stultus

      I haven;’t seen him enough to say if he can be a marginal upgrade in offense than Golson. Is he a passable defender?

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Offensively:

        Curtis >>>>>> Huffman >>>> Golson

        Defensively:

        Golson >>>>>>>>>>> Huffman > Curtis

  • Avi

    Any shot Berkman can play some OF for us? He last played OF in ’07 (32 games). I just cant stand a lineup that has Golson, Kearns and one other crappy hitter (cervelli, pena etc) in it.
    btw did you see that throw golson made when Kinsler tagged and went to second? If it didn’t clearly state on the Texas scouting report “GOLSON THROWS LIKE A GIRL” kinsler doesn’t even attempt it. that play KILLED us yesterday.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Any shot Berkman can play some OF for us?

      Wait for it…

      He last played OF in ’07 (32 games)

      Asked and answered. Thanks for playing.

      • Avi

        how bad can he be? if we’re talking about home games, yankee stadium’s right field is minuscule. also, austin kearns isn’t exactly mickey mantle out there either

        • Gonzo

          Wow. Kearns would be Mickey Mantle compared to Berkman in the outfield.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          how bad can he be?

          Bad enough that he hasn’t played the OF in three full years, and is now three years older, slower, fatter, and more injury prone. Oh, and when he played back in ’07, he was bad (career RF UZR: -10.8), which is why they moved him to the easiest position on the diamond.

          if we’re talking about home games, yankee stadium’s right field is minuscule.

          It doesn’t matter how miniscule it is. Even if Berkman got to use a HoverRound with a Hemi engine and a glove on a Go-Go-Gadget robotic arm, he couldn’t hack any non-first-base position anymore. He’s a DH. This would be like asking Jason Giambi to cover RF when Bobby Abreu was feeling some nicks and bruises.

          also, austin kearns isn’t exactly mickey mantle out there either

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

            Sorry, got cut off:

            Austin Kearns, career RF UZR: +58.7

            Austin Kearns is an excellent defensive outfielder. Excellent.

            • Magnus Stultus

              Tommie , I have a question about the effectiveness or possible flaw of UZR.

              It is my understanding. When using UZR, the bigger sample is better smaller ones. (say, 1 years vs 5 years ) In this case you are citing his career numbers which seem to be very good. However, does UZR takes into consideration of a player’s age and the possibilities of a drastic declining of that that person defensive skills in which case a smaller sample (most recent one)being might be more accurate that a large one?

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

                Probably, sure.

            • Avi

              Could be but the guy who was playing left field in Texas yesterday was a disaster. He misplayed a fly ball into a double and overran a shallow pop badly. He jumped out of desperation to barely make the catch. it was a ball most little leaguers catch routinely. Maybe it was just a bad day but after seeing that i just don’t trust him. Seems like he has the potential to beat himself in a big spot.

          • Gonzo

            I will have to respectfully disagree. If Berkman got to use a HoverRound with a Hemi engine and a glove on a Go-Go-Gadget robotic arm, he might be able to pull it off.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              Nope. Lance Berkman on a Hemi-powered HoverRound would go ass-over-teakettle at least twice a night, guaranteed.

              • Gonzo

                Until he gets used to it. Then he would totally rock it. He would be high-fiving fans with his robotic arm too. It would be sweet.

    • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

      I love your proposals. What’s next, Nick Swisher and his bum knee should play catcher?

      • Gonzo

        Remember when Youkilis played LF? Good times, good times.

  • CBean

    Poor Swishy.