Lots going on …
Joe Girardi thought Boston 1B coach Tim Bogar was stealing signs or location. Girardi yelled out, “You’re going to get somebody hurt,” to Bogar, indicating that the Yankees would drill a hitter.
Bogar responded with a few choice words of his own. I can’t write those words here. J.D. Drew got hit with a pitch in the seventh inning. Coincidence?
“I’m not going to comment on that. It’s baseball men being baseball men,” Girardi said. “It’s just something I thought I saw and just leave it at that.”
Not to get all WWE about it, but it’s good to see some actual bad blood. The rivalry has been a little too namby pamby the last few years.
Meanwhile, Girardi and the Yankees were furious with the strike zone of Jerry Meals.
“It was the calls for the whole night,” Girardi said.
Said Derek Jeter: “Obviously I didn’t agree with it. But that’s part of the game. I didn’t agree with some of the pitches but there’s much you can say about that.”
Jeter has never been ejected in his career and almost never argues. For him to even talk about the umpires is a sign of how mad he was
The most composed guy in the clubhouse afterward was Phil Hughes. He said that while he would have liked to get some of the pitches, he didn’t want to use it as an excuse.
The bad news for the Yankees is that Jorge Posada appears to have a serious hamstring injury. This strain is located above the last one that kept him out of the lineup for two days last week. He told the Yankees he felt something grab.
Posada will get an MRI today. The only other catcher on the 40-man roster is Francisco Cervelli, who is in AA. I would guess that the Yankees would call up one of the catchers from AAA and make a 40-man move.
The loss of Posada for an extended period, as we saw last season, would be a huge blow. We’ll find out more tomorrow.
Thanks to everybody for reading tonight. Back at it tomorrow — I mean later today.