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Brett Gardner seeing team doctor tomorrow

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

Brett Gardner took himself out of tonight’s game when he realized he wouldn’t be able to swing a bat. He was hit by a pitch in the lower part of his right forearm, close to his wrist. He stayed in for an inning but had to come out.

“It got tight and it swelled up,” he said.

Gardner was evaluated at Dodger Stadium and so far it seems like a relatively minor injury.

“Their doctor saw no reason for x-rays,” Joe Girardi said. “However he’s going to see our doctor tomorrow.”





22 Responses to “Brett Gardner seeing team doctor tomorrow”

  1. Yanks 21 June 28th, 2010 at 1:34 am

    “They’re dangerous and they keep coming at you,” Torre said about his old team. “There’s no soft spot in that lineup, so you don’t count your chickens until you can get ‘em all in the barn. Unfortunately, we came up a little short.”

    Broxton entered the game in a non-save situation with a 6-2 lead, but faced nine batters and threw 48 pitches. He began the inning by striking out Teixeira, but the next five Yankees reached base.

  2. RalphieD (OPPC) June 28th, 2010 at 1:39 am

    hope gardner is ok…hes super important to this team

  3. steve k June 28th, 2010 at 1:41 am

    Man this guy is ALWAYS hurt

    Either the thumb or something he hurt 2 weeks ago

    put some bubble wrap on him…

  4. vblade June 28th, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Jason June 28th, 2010 at 1:31 am
    vblade –

    I’m not disagreeing with the notion of Torre’s bullpen (mis)management. But also on that list should be Mariano Rivera, who in those years 04/05 pitched almost 160 innings himself. He’s not out of baseball yet.

    Fact is, some of the guys on that list wouldn’t have been notable if they didn’t earn Torre’s trust. Yea, he burned out their arms…but if he didn’t use them, it’s not like they would have gone on to have hall of fame careers. In fact, I believe Proctor enjoyed going out every day


    He’s lucky Rivera keeps himself extremely fit and prepared for heavy workloads. All the other guys were pretty much trashed at the end of their run with the Yankees and Torre.

    Relievers always want the ball. It’s the manager’s job to keep them fresh and protect them from themselves.

    You seem to be insinuating that all the above guys were expendable pieces that needed to be used for the bullpen to be effective. That might be true. Sadly, their careers were effectively ended in the process. Even worse, many relievers who could have been effective for the Yankees never got a chance with Torre.

    He’s not a terrible manager. He was great at keeping the clubhouse and superstars in check, and he demanded respect. However, he also exhibited dangerous favoritism to certain players, and his bullpen management is as we know, horrendous. The team was right to move on.

  5. m June 28th, 2010 at 1:44 am


    Broxton blew the save because he was exhausted. Wonder why?

    The Yankees could’ve rolled over, but they had some 8,9,10 pitch at-bats.

    Torre should’ve lifted Broxton earlier.

  6. 97 Yank June 28th, 2010 at 1:45 am

    You let the guy throw 50 pitches in a regular season game?

    Good Riddance!!

  7. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 1:45 am

    Peters fought his rookie team mate, Pete Ward for ROY in 1963 and beat him out with a 19-8 record and won the ERA title with a 2.30 something ERA. Hit 3 homers, drove in 12 and averaged a .259. He got half of the votes and Ward and Jimmy Hall got the rest of the votes.

  8. whoever June 28th, 2010 at 1:48 am

    Man this guy is ALWAYS hurt

    He is not always hurt; the thumb injury is a carry over from last year. But he is playing through it and has been a major contributor to the team.

    He got hit with a pitch tonight and could not swing the bat. He told the manager (as he should) and Girardi replaced him.

    He will play Tuesday.

  9. GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 1:50 am

    I’m somewhat surprised that Rodriguez has had as much success off of Cliff Lee as he has. 5-15 with 2 homers and 6 RBI.

  10. matt June 28th, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Broxton blew the save because he was exhausted. Wonder why?


    It wasn’t even a save situation. I think Torre thought he was going to finish with a flourish and wanted to embarass the Y

  11. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 28th, 2010 at 1:58 am

    # GreenBeret7 June 28th, 2010 at 1:50 am

    I’m somewhat surprised that Rodriguez has had as much success off of Cliff Lee as he has. 5-15 with 2 homers and 6 RBI.

    Current Yankees are batting .325 off Lee with 6 HRs. That has to be somewhat encouraging.

  12. Pat M. June 28th, 2010 at 1:59 am

    Torre was thinking he needed to seal a win and pick up a game in the standings

  13. Lance June 28th, 2010 at 2:00 am

    I imagine most of that was accumulated when Lee sucked prior to 08

    Much like how we have dreadful numbers vs. Kazmir but that was before he started to suck

  14. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 28th, 2010 at 2:01 am

    Against Felix Hernandez, the Yankees have hit .328 with 8 HRs. Yankees have historically done well against Seattle’s two best pitchers.

  15. Rob B (Never a Gardner doubter) June 28th, 2010 at 2:02 am

    Not every Yankee sucks against Kazmir. Just everybody except Jorge and Tex.

  16. gfd June 28th, 2010 at 2:03 am

    TB vs bos Tues and Wed, then Baltmore

  17. m June 28th, 2010 at 2:04 am


    Broxton was already warming up, but in light of him being used yesterday and an additional run being scored in the bottom of the 8th ( :mad: ) I think most managers would’ve opted to go with either of the other two guys left (sherril and some other guy).

    Even if they weren’t ready yet, go batter to batter until they’re warmed up.

    I feel bad for the kid as badly as I want him to lose.

  18. m June 28th, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Pat M,

    There was no thought of sealing the win with a 4 run lead.

    Now he’s burned Broxton for the first, possibly first and second games in a series with a division rival.

    I’m not dumping on Torre for going with him in the first place, he was warmed up. But at some point, he was just going too deep.

  19. damon 27 June 28th, 2010 at 2:12 am

    9 th inning Mo needed 12 pitches, 10 th inning 22 , both ininngs total 34 to Broxton’s 47 pitch 9th.

  20. gfdfd June 28th, 2010 at 2:19 am


    I heard Torre lamented in his postgame interview,taking Broxton out, and thought he could go a couple more innings!

  21. braeden June 28th, 2010 at 2:33 am

    Latimes not cutting the Dodgers any slack, calling out ownership for not spending money on relief help. i.e. with a 5 run lead he could only trust Broxton Saturday, Same thing for Sunday with a 4 run lead. They need relief help.

  22. igotid88 June 28th, 2010 at 3:12 am

    Broxton only gave up 4 runs (3 earned) before tonight’s game. And he gave up 4 in one inning to the Yankees. Cliff Lee has only walked 4 so far. Let’s hope we get 4 walks in one inning. And hits and runs too.

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