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Johnson likely out until Tuesday

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 24, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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After the game, Joe Girardi said Nick Johnson’s back is a little more stiff than expected. Girardi indicated that Johnson thought it would loosen after some time in the whirlpool but that didn’t happen.

The Yankees now expect Johnson to miss tomorrow’s game. Monday’s scheduled off day will gives him an addition day of rest.

“I expect him back on Tuesday,” Girardi said.

Johnson said he’s not concerned about this becoming a long-term problem.

 
 

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59 Responses to “Johnson likely out until Tuesday”

  1. CD April 24th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    good. I’ve had it wt johnson.

    Leave Gardy in the number 2 hole.

  2. Laura - My Pretend Boyfriend plays for BAL April 24th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    “Johnson said he’s not concerned about this becoming a long-term problem.”

    As someone who REALLY, REALLY, REALLY wanted Matsui to sign back here and be the DH, I have no comment.

  3. Hit Girl April 24th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    so nick johnson has already proven to be more broken down than matsui

    and he can’t hit as well, either

    great, just great

  4. teddy April 24th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    i guess tex can’t hit either

  5. chris April 24th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    The reason we can’t get #28 this year is because we wanted to save $10 mil so didn’t sign Johny and Hidelki.

  6. GreenBeret7 April 24th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Bottom of the 3rd

    Krum flies out to right field

    Brewer fly out to center

    Romine double off of the left field wall

    Laird single to left field, thrown out at home on close play…ejected from game for throwing his helmet

  7. Hit Girl April 24th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    don’t look now but since that hr in boston, granderson’s been sliding and unproductive and his avg is down to around .250.

  8. Sean April 24th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Well, the O’s got the Sox all set up now ————- for another come back win, that is.

  9. CR9 April 24th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    They just said Brady Anderson is a former Red Sox player…

    Hmm…No wonder why he was a steroid machine!

  10. CR9 April 24th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    teddy

    are u teddy gbu?

  11. GreenBeret7 April 24th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    For Tampa Yanks, Noesi got hammered during the game and will probably get hammered after the game

    4 innings, 10 hits, 8 runs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts

    Only Corban Joseph’s doing much. 2-3 with a homer and a double and an RBI

  12. CR9 April 24th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    A fan reached over and touched the ball in right field, and because it’s umpires discretion, they only gave Ty Wigginton first base.

  13. Carl April 24th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    # CR9 April 24th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    A fan reached over and touched the ball in right field, and because it’s umpires discretion, they only gave Ty Wigginton first base.

    Bill Hall had the ball quick though. He wouldn’t have went to 2nd.

  14. CR9 April 24th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Izturis was past the bag, and they called him out for an inning ending double play!!

    Stole away a base from Wigginton, then stole away an out from Izturis.

    Umpires love doing their job. Sad :(

    I’ve never heard the words ‘umpires discretion’ work out in any other teams favor as much as the Red Sox.

    ___

    Tony Clark doubled in that 2004 ALCS game, in which it should have scored a run, as it was interfered with, and our guy was already around 3rd base.

    By umpires discretion, they could have awarded our guy home, but since he started from 1st base, they only gave him 3rd base.

  15. CR9 April 24th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Carl

    That ball was going to hit the wall and change directions. It only went right to Hall because it went right off the hands of the fan to him.

  16. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 24th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    I woke up from my nap.

    So relieved we won this game to stop this massive losing steak we were on.

    The 2010 Yankee season has been saved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (please take note of the sarcasm in this comment)

  17. Jerkface April 24th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Granderson from Boston to 3 games ago: .306 .390 .472 .862

  18. GreenBeret7 April 24th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Pope in the 4th inning

    walk

    walk

    force out to 2nd runners on 1st and 3rd

    fly out to left field, Sublett throws out the runner at home

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    For Charleston, Stoneburnner after 4 innings, 2 hits, 9 runs, 9 walks, 6 strikeouts

    Zoilo Almonte with a 2 run double

    2-0 Charleston

  19. CR9 April 24th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    They just didnt call the double play for Matusz, with Youkilis running.

    He was safe, but so was Izturis.

  20. CR9 April 24th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Im starting to get nervous………..

    Pens down 2-0. I DONT want to see a Game 7

  21. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 24th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Man, he can’t even take extra BP without stiffening up :(

  22. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 24th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    9 runs? Wow – talk about having absolutely nothing; I’m surprised they let him stay in long enough to give up that many.

  23. BJK April 24th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Funny thing though- Granderson’s production would have him batting 3rd in Boston’s lineup.

  24. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 24th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    So because NJ is in a slump, you’ve had it with him and you’re glad he’s injured?

  25. CR9 April 24th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Jones strikes out on a ball in the dirt…..

    Doesnt run to first base….

    Just walks back towards the dugout.

  26. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 24th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    I have no idea what those numbers mean, but Granderson will be fine; he’s been fantastic.

  27. GreenBeret7 April 24th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Bottom of the 4th inning for Trenton

    Sublett flys out

    Gorecki deep fly to left field fence

    Smith strikeout

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Top of the 5th inning, Trenton trailing 1-0

    strikeout

    walk

    single to right

    Fly out to right

    soft liner to 2nd base

    Pope is turning in a common Pettitte like performance. Control a little off but keeps getting himself out of jams.

  28. LGY - Official 7th Inning Man April 24th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    The comments about Johnson today are embarrassing.

    I honestly believe a segment of Yankee fans are rooting against him.

  29. CR9 April 24th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    And now it’s 3-0 Sens :(

  30. CR9 April 24th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    “I honestly believe a segment of Yankee fans are rooting against him.”

    There probably is. Sad, but true. Leave it to fans to want to be right, and want the GM to be wrong.

  31. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 24th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    LGY, I think that’s true…..so when NJ starts hitting, I hope we don’t hear from that segment

  32. pat April 24th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Tampa playing better on the road than at home so far this year. Odd.

  33. CR9 April 24th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Jason Varitek, the steroid freak, just hit another HR.

    He really injected himself well this year.

  34. CR9 April 24th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    A pop fly in any other stadium. The bandbox known as Fenway Field wont be ridiculed by Pete Abe, or any of the rest of the media.

  35. Bronx Born April 24th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Pat, The Trop, the Ray’s stadium is not all that Rays friendly. You would be surprised how many Yankee and Sox fans there are down here. So it makes sense that they might do better on the road.

  36. GreenBeret7 April 24th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Bottom of the 5th inning

    Nunez infield pop-up

    Snyder ground out to first

    Krum walks, advances to 2nd on a balk

    Brewer flies out to center

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    For Charleston, still leadin the bottom of the 5th, 2-0

    Stoneburner: 5 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 7 strikeouts

  37. Jeremy April 24th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Cr9
    It seems like the Orioles have already mailed the season in.

  38. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 24th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Oh, so Stonebrunner is pitching a good game, yay!

    Thanks, GB!

  39. ed April 24th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    CR9 – for crying out loud give it a rest.

  40. Jeremy April 24th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Well Darnell McDonald comes through again for the Sox. It’s like some of these pitchers don’t know how to get him out.

  41. CR9 April 24th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Jeremy

    This Matusz kid is good.

    They may have mailed it in, but their 18 games against the Yankees will be their World Series. They wont be mailing those games in.

  42. BJK April 24th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    The Orioles have mailed it in? That’s a fairly silly thing to say.

    Don’t confuse not being any good with not trying.

  43. Jeremy April 24th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    BJK
    Yeah the fact that they are bad team is the main reason why they are losing. But on paper they are a better team than last year’s team. A lot of people picked them to do better than the Jays.

  44. scooter10 April 24th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Nick may not get the #2 slot back from Gardner. I’m sure he probably will but its nice to see Brett have such a good start.

  45. Jeremy April 24th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Cr9
    Yeah they have some good pitching prospects. We all know that the O’s will not cave to the Yankees. It seems like the Jays and O’s don’t have a problem caving to the Red Sox while putting up a fight with the Yanks.

  46. Pat M. April 24th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Andy was dazzling today…….Evened my 2010 record to 1-1, which is the best start in years at Anaheim Stadium…..Going tomorrow with the plan of being 2-1….That place has been a Chamber of Horrors for The Yanks and their fans

  47. Dave F April 24th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Nick will be back tuesday. If Garardi moves him down in the order till he gets get going, fine. But I have to think he will start hitting to his average soon.

  48. DarthVader April 24th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    I don’t usually post here but can’t help posting this link.

    http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/.....ten-rules/

    This scumbag Jason Turbow is outdoing all the A-rod haters in his viciousness..

  49. pat April 24th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Bronx Born

    They have played much better at home the past 2 years, but this year are 9-1 on the road and 3-4 at home. Small sample size and 2 of those losses were to the Yankees but the 9-1 was surprising.

    Home
    2008 57-24
    2009 52-29
    2010 3- 4

  50. GreenBeret7 April 24th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Top of the 6th inning: 1-0 Trenton losing. Pope still pitching

    double

    infield single to nunez…should have been an error

    infield single off of Pope’s leg

    fly out to right. sac fly

    walk

    End of the night for pope.

    5.1 innings, 7 hits, 4 runs (all earned), 5 walks, 5 strikeouts

    Wordekemper pitching;

    wild pitch, run scores

    fly to left. sac fly

    Manager Tony Franklin ejected. two close plays at the plate, Trenton loses two arguements

    foul pop out

    Trenton losing 4-0

  51. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 24th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Hey Pat M – did you have a Godzilla roll?

    I think the Yanks got over their issues with the Angels last year, so even if they lose tomorrow, it’s really no big deal. I would love to see Javy have a great game….

  52. EL Duderino April 24th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Once the Angels are out of it, maybe Matsui will become available. I can see us trading for him, and picking up the rest of his salary this season.

  53. Pat M. April 24th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Betsy, yes I did…….Very good….

  54. Jeremy April 24th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Pat M.
    You got that right. Taking a series there is like a war.

  55. BJK April 24th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Jeremy April 24th, 2010 at 8:47 pm
    BJK
    Yeah the fact that they are bad team is the main reason why they are losing. But on paper they are a better team than last year’s team. A lot of people picked them to do better than the Jays.

    ——————————————————————————————————

    That’s a statement I can agree with. It’s the not trying part I can’t get on board with. These guys are professionals and this is their livelihood. You think they don’t want to win every game and get a hit every time they’re up? That doesn’t change when they’re playing the Red Sox.

  56. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 24th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Ok, Pat – you’ll have to have another one tomorrow and bring the Yanks luck!

  57. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 24th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    new thread :arrow:
    Postgame notes

  58. Ed April 24th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Count me as another one who wish they never signed Johnson…. let me get this straight? They didnt sign Damon and Matsui because each was old and breaking down but brought this guy in instead? I guarantee that both will get more AB’s than Johnson this year and also be substantially more productive. I know its a nit pick with our offense, but clearly Johnson was a strange choice as DH. Maybe 5 years ago Id want him despite his health issues but now he’s older on top of his constant injuries.

  59. GreenBeret7 April 24th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Bottom of the 6th inning for trenton

    Catcher Jose Gil doubles down left field line

    Laird strikes out (Laird had homered in his 2 previous games, 3 on the season in a tough place for right handed hitters to homer)

    Sublett infield single…runner advances to 3rd

    Gorecki safe on error by shortstop Iglesias, run scored, sublett to 3rd

    smith lines out to right

    Nunez fly out to right

    4-1 trenton losing

    ———————————————————————————————————————

    Tampa Yanks lose ugly, 13-7. Here’s the box score

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....a_lakafa_1

    In Charleston, 2-0 Charleston

    stoneburner: 8 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 8 strikeouts


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