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Posada: “Just need to get the swelling down”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 28, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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After being hit by a pitch and running the bases in the second inning, Jorge Posada got into the dugout and told Joe Girardi that he was done. His right knee was numb and he knew he couldn’t finish the game behind the plate.

“He’s probably not a player for us tomorrow,” Girardi said.

Posada said he doesn’t expect any sort of long-term impact, but Girardi said he would talk to general manager Brian Cashman tomorrow to determine whether the team needs to call-up an extra catcher from the minor leagues. There is no other catcher on the 40-man.

“The knee is fine,” Posada said. “Just need to get the swelling down.”

The pitcher who hit Posada — Jeremy Guhrie — is the same guy who hit Mark Teixeira this spring, leading to a rare moment of public frustration from Girardi.

“He hits a lot of people, and it’s frustrating for us,” Girardi said. “I don’t think he’s hitting our guys on purpose. I just get frustrated.”

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30 Responses to “Posada: “Just need to get the swelling down””

  1. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    I’m glad Joe is expressing his frustration instead of giving the bland company line……….the O’s are punks.

    I’m also glad Jorge said something and didn’t try to play through the pain. Hopefully he won’t be out for very long; the Yanks need him.

  2. kevin April 28th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    good win tonight, offense looked better, nick johnson is still so awful though… would love to see him and granderson switched in the order, think it would energize curtis and he’s a more powerful hitter on fastballs than johnson… 2nd place will get lots of fastballs w/ the guys hitting behind him

  3. Joe from Long Island April 28th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Well, time for bed. Have a good night everybody.

  4. MTU(aka GBURL) April 28th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Betsy-
    Jorge is one tough Hombre. If there is anyway he feels he can play I’m sure he will let Joe know.

  5. pat April 28th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    The repetitive questions from Kim might have been more painful to Jorge than the knee.

  6. Patrick April 28th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    I think that’s a pretty fair sentiment by Girardi. Like we said in spring training, don’t pitch inside if you can’t control it. Guthrie can’t control inside pitches but he does it anyways. He obviously doesn’t care if he hits people and that disregard will come back to hurt his team in the future. Other teams (possibly even A.J. tomorrow) will retaliate.

  7. LGY April 28th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    The more I think about this Guthrie thing, the more it is starting to tick me off.

    The guy has no idea where the ball is going half the time, but has no qualms about going inside.

    This is the one thing I hate about the DH. These pitchers never have to answer for themselves. They are not accountable at all for their actions. It is the same reason a punk like Braden can spout off at the mouth and make threats because he is the only one that can make sure there are “repercussions” Guthrie can continue pitching like this because there are no consequences.

    You can bet he would think twice about going inside if he had to go up there and experience what it feels like to take one in the ribs.

  8. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    I’m starting to get concerned about the Yankees, only 142 games left to catch the Devil Rays and just 75 games left at YS.

  9. pat April 28th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Guthrie: “I wish I had better command.”

  10. Nick in SF April 28th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Life without Jorge
    Even George Bailey knows this:
    it’s not wonderful

  11. MTU(aka GBURL) April 28th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    GB-

    I see your point. The odds are slim indeed.

  12. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    pat April 28th, 2010 at 11:02 pm
    Ledger_Yankees Guthrie: “I wish I had better command.”

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    So do Girardi and the players.

  13. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    He wishes he had better command? So does Jorge….

  14. Dave F April 28th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    HI,

    I’m just a little confused about the roster. If we make room on the 40 man, it means that Moeller would be on the roster but would still be in Scranton? To call him up to the club, we would have to adjust the 25 man, either dl or send someone down. Do I have that right? Thanks in advance.

  15. RMS April 28th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    LGY

    Yankee pitchers (AJ) can pitch inside and hit an Oriole. I think only AJ and Joba would drill someone.

  16. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes April 28th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 11:04 pm
    pat April 28th, 2010 at 11:02 pm
    Ledger_Yankees Guthrie: “I wish I had better command.”

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    So do Girardi and the players.

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 11:04 pm
    He wishes he had better command? So does Jorge….
    ======

    LOL, guys.

  17. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Bodh, Guthrie left himself open for that, lol

  18. Jerkface April 28th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Guthrie has twice as many HBP against the yankees as the next team on the list. And 4 times as many as third, and 8 times as many as fourth.

  19. Giuseppe Franco April 28th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Guthrie probably tries to come inside a little more often against the Yanks because of their lineup and the fact that they’ve clobbered him quite a bit over the last couple of years.

    I don’t think there’s any extra intent on Guthrie’s part.

  20. m April 28th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Guthrie looks like he wouldn’t hurt a fly. But he’s always hit the Yankees. They’re probably sick of it.

  21. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 28th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Good night Yankee people!

  22. pat April 28th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    “I don’t think there’s any extra intent on Guthrie’s part.”

    Girardi wasn’t angry about it. He said he didn’t think there was any intent just that he was frustrated by his players getting hurt and possibly missing games.

  23. Giuseppe Franco April 29th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    # pat April 28th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Girardi wasn’t angry about it. He said he didn’t think there was any intent just that he was frustrated by his players getting hurt and possibly missing games.

    —————–

    Can’t blame him for that. Posada wasn’t going to play tomorrow anyways so he’ll just be in a little more pain nursing his knee on the bench.

    That said, we’re gonna see a guy like Logan get sent down if they need a third catcher because it won’t be Winn, Thames, or Mitre.

    Logan has options and the others would have to be cut.

  24. CR9 April 29th, 2010 at 12:07 am

    i still cant believe the referees criminaled the caps out of the game tonight.

  25. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 29th, 2010 at 12:08 am

    If you can round up Ryan Reynolds and Boone from Lost, I’ll join you in that Joshua Jackson parallel universe, Erica. :)

    I get where Girardi is coming from with his frustrations. Whether there is intent or not, it doesn’t change the fact the guy really doesn’t seem to know where his pitches are going end up at random times, and people get hurt when that happens.

  26. CR9 April 29th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    Angel

    Whew! All 3 of those guys are smoking hot!! I’ll join the 2 of you in that universe! Boone from lost sort of resembles Chace Crawford. Can we throw him on that universe too?!

    :P

  27. Jerkface April 29th, 2010 at 12:15 am

    CR9 you are a weirdo

  28. CR9 April 29th, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Thanks, jerkface! I love hot guys, what can i say!! :lol:

  29. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 29th, 2010 at 12:23 am

    :shock: @ CR9.. Um .. okay, lol.

    :confused:

  30. spidanyc April 29th, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Time to call up JESUS MONTERO!!

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