Jeter out with right knee contusion, he and A-Rod likely out Monday

Sept. 8th makeup game with Orioles will be a day game
Bats come back to life in second game of doubleheader

Update (10:44pm): X-rays on the kneecap came back negative, but Jeter is unlikely to play tomorrow. In other news, Alex Rodriguez was unavailable tonight and is also unlikely to play tomorrow because his sore thumb is acting up again. The Yankees aren’t in a position where they need these two every single game, so let them rest up and get healthy.

Original (7:48pm): Derek Jeter was a very, very late scratch from tonight’s game because of a right knee contusion. He fouled a ball off his knee in the first game of the doubleheader, but managed to finish the game. Wasn’t all that hard to do since he was the DH. No idea on the extent of the injury, but hopefully it’s a day-to-day thing.

Sept. 8th makeup game with Orioles will be a day game
Bats come back to life in second game of doubleheader
  • Cuso

    Oh, brother. The left side of the infield is getting creaky and achy.

    Hurry back, Jeter.

    • Mr. Wallace

      Well agreed. The bats already seemed to be dead from the first game today, minus two good hitters and they’re screwed. At least I expect to see Nova do well.

  • The Big City of Dreams

    SMH fuck

  • Brian S.

    A-Rod is getting annoying with all these injuries. When was the last time he was healthy for an entire year? 2007?

    • Jesse

      Yep. Ever since he signed that ridiculous 10 year deal, he’s missed more than his fair share of time on the DL.

      • Andrew518

        Steroids + age = fall apart.

        2017? yikes!!

        Which comes first, retirement or buy out?

        We’ve got a few years to ponder this but it really seems unlikely that he’ll be able to finsih out the contract in entirety.

        My fear is that even little things with A-Rod turn into controversy, If you think Posada getting old is bad, this really is going to turn ugly.

        I suggest A-Rod to DH teach Montero to play 3B Sanchez/Romine catcher(s) of the future, or move Texireia to third and put Montero at first but that seems even more unlikely to my suggestion, which won’t happen, but food for thought anyway.

        • Jesse

          A-Rod stays the entire contract, and I doubt they’ll buy him out, but that is a LONG ways from now. Anything can happen. But whether we like it or not, age and past steroid use (2001-2003) is hurting him and he’ll continue to miss a month of games each season.

          • Andrew518

            No real point in debate because he’s the only one who knows for sure, but I buy the argument that he only used in Texas as but as much as I buy MacGwire’s argument that he only took steroids to recover from injuries (and not for power)

            • Jesse

              There’s no proof against him not using them pre-2001 and post-2003, so that point is moot.

    • theyankeewarrior

      Joe Mauer hits a grounder to third and A-Rod is out for a week.

      Does not compute.

  • Roland Deschain

    I think Nova and Nunez should finish 1-2 in the ROY balloting for the job they’ve done for us this year. Nova just notched his 14th W tonight and Nunez has filled in admirably for the old and brittle left side of the infield.

    • Jesse

      You ever hear of Mark Trumbo?

      • Andrew518

        East Coast bias

        • Jesse

          Trumbo should win it despite his yucky .295 OBP.

      • Jobu Bobu

        AKA – He of the sub .300 OBP?

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        …and his .295 OBP? If Nova can get 16-17 wins and have an ERA under 3.80, he just might make it. As for Nunez, there’s no way a utility player with only 261 PA’s makes it.

        • Jesse

          Nah, he’ll win cause of the Rookie leading 23 homers and 71 RBI. That’s what most voters will look into, and the anti Yankee bias that hurt Cano’s rookie year in 2005 will help Trumbo.

    • Brian S.

      Dustin Ackely and Jeremy Hellickson are more deserving.

      • FIPster Doofus

        Hellickson isn’t more deserving than Nova.

  • JoeMoes

    Hellickson isn’t eligible.

  • theyankeewarrior

    A-Rod needs some time off because he hasn’t had enough the past three years. Good to know that our 30M 3B has already turned into an under-100 games/year player.

    And there’s only 6 more years on his deal.