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Final thoughts from AT&T Park

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Podcast on Jun 23, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

A few things for you:

Bobby Abreu was bunting for a hit in the 11th inning because he was 2 for 18 against Steve Kline.

Joe Torre said he was not going to use Mariano Rivera for more than one inning today, so he was only coming in if they got the lead. Rivera had pitched 1.2 innings on Friday night. Here’s the dilemma: Overworking Rivera now could lead to what happened last September when he was shut down. It’s fairly obvious he had an elbow problem last season. You can’t manage to win one game on June 23.

Wang’s blister/fingernail problem resurfaced in the seventh inning and he was bleeding when he came out of the game.

Big effort by Scott Proctor, who allowed the winning single on the 86th pitch he had thrown in the last three days. After the game, in describing the chopper by Omar Vizquel, he said something that could get him in trouble. “I jumped as high as I could. If I wasn’t white, I might have had a chance of getting it,” he said.

Proctor was trying to be funny but some people may not take it that way. It will be interesting if that comment blows up on him. It could.

Derek Jeter has a hip flexor he suffered in the first inning. If he misses a game, it would only be one. He wants to play. The Yankees could start tomorrow with Miguel Cairo at shortstop and Andy Phillips at first and Wil Nieves catching. Jorge Posada could play first but Torre wants to give him a day off after catching 13 innings.

Here is some audio from Joe Torre:

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and Derek Jeter:

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