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Rodriguez back to day-to-day

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 20, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Even before tonight’s game, Alex Rodriguez had taken batting practice the past two days and felt good afterward. The training staff gave Joe Girardi the green light to put him in the lineup, and Rodriguez came through BP with no problems.

In his first at-bat — Rodriguez said it was either on the swing or as he stepped out of the box — he felt a pull in his calf. It was more or less the same feeling he had on Monday.

“He’s probably going to miss a few more games,” Girardi said.

I’ll have more after I get my newspaper stuff finished, but Girardi indicated that he does not expect Rodriguez to go on the disabled list. Rodriguez said he’s not sure what to think because he’s never had a calf injury in the past. He can’t tell what’s an acceptable level of discomfort.

 
 

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45 Responses to “Rodriguez back to day-to-day”

  1. UnKnown August 20th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    That’s too bad that Alex played tonight. Otherwise they could’ve DL’d him and retroactive it back to Monday. Now we have to lose a roster spot while he lays on the bench.

  2. Betsy August 20th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Hmm, sounds like an uncomfortably gray area…….

    The Yanks offense is probably going to remain inconsistent, so they need their pitching to keep the other team close………….CC can do it; Phil is doing it…………Moseley has been “ok”, but he’s getting worse. Javy and AJ are bad. It’s going to be hard to win the division with the SP the way it is.

  3. Erin August 20th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Girardi indicated that he does not expect Rodriguez to go on the disabled list

    *****************************
    That’s good. Hopefully after a few more days of rest and treatment he’ll be good to go.

  4. Cashmoney August 20th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Erin August 20th, 2010 at 10:36 pm
    Girardi indicated that he does not expect Rodriguez to go on the disabled list

    *****************************
    That’s good. Hopefully after a few more days of rest and treatment he’ll be good to go.
    —————————————————————–
    it’s almost like a DL stints though, if he rest for another 3-4 days without any definite assurance he can play after anyway.

  5. Erin August 20th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Cashmoney-that’s true.

  6. Carl August 20th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    The only game Javy hasn’t kept us in was the Texas game.

  7. Erin August 20th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Have a good night everyone! :)

  8. Carl August 20th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Saying Javy is bad just isn’t true

  9. Chambliss August 20th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    They should dl him now. Let Kearns dh. Get a-rod healthy for the playoffs.

  10. Betsy August 20th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Javy is a #4 type starter; he was very good for a long stretch of starts, but he was never that good against good teams. I don’t trust him – what can I say?

  11. Betsy August 20th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    I would DL Alex………..much the sameway they DL’d Berkman; you can’t keep playing with a short roster. Let him completely heal…………

  12. Tank August 20th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    # CB August 20th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    “Got beat by the best pitcher in baseball tonight. There’s no shame in that.”

    Yes and no.

    Felix is great and was terrific tonight.

    But ultimately he’s lost more games than he won. The Mariners have lost more of the games he’s started than they won.

    This was a winnable game because the M’s are a historically awful offense.

    But the problem is that if you go down by 3 runs that quickly you’ve got not shot at all.

    This was a winnable game despite how great Felix is.

    —————-

    Agree, but that’s the problem with AJ. He turns winnable games into losses by his inability to stop the bleeding. In this case, the 1st inning was all Felix needed.

  13. Carl August 20th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Please give me the last good team Phil Hughes beat.

  14. Betsy August 20th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Carl, I’m not taking your bait – and it’s ridiculous that you brought Phil in on this topic as he had NOTHING to do with it. If you’ve been reading any of my posts recently, I’ve said that only CC is really reliable and that I’m not sure what Phil would give us in the post-season.

    Your question is NOT a good defense of Javy by the way.

  15. Carl August 20th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    they need their pitching to keep the other team close………….CC can do it; Phil is doing it…………Moseley has been “ok”, but he’s getting worse. Javy and AJ are bad. It’s going to be hard to win the division with the SP the way it is.

    That is what YOU said. It’s wrong. Saying that CC and Phil have been keeping the Yanks in the game but Javy is bad? That is wrong.

    You then say Javy is #4 type who can’t beat good teams so I am asking you, what good team has Phil beat lately to be propped up next to CC in your mind.

  16. blake August 20th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    You give up 3 in the first when facing a guy like Felix then the uphill climb the offense is already facing turns into Everest and they start to press….may not have mattered tonight but you never know….

    This game won’t decide the success or failure of this series….the next two will.

  17. Yankee Trader August 20th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Grade 1 Calf strain- full recovery takes 2 weeks.

    Link: http://sportsmedicine.about.co.....strain.htm

  18. EA August 20th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    “Please give me the last good team Phil Hughes beat.”

    It’s funny… everything negative we say about Vazquez, we can apply to Hughes as well.

    Vazquez hasn’t beaten good teams, Hughes hasn’t fared that well in that department either, though he hasn’t had as many opps.

    Vazquez gives up too many HRs… so does Hughes.

    Vazquez hasn’t been good in the playoffs… neither was Hughes last year (as a reliever, however).

    Hughes’ stuff is much better than Vazquez’s though, even though I imagine Vazquez’s numbers since May are very similar to Hughes’ season totals.

  19. JM August 20th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    The Rays have jumped out to a 3-0 lead in Oakland.

  20. Betsy August 20th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    I don’t believe this is a grade 1 strain………..isn’t that the worst kind? Or is that a grade 3? Either way, I say DL the man.

  21. Tank August 20th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    “Please give me the last good team Phil Hughes beat.”

    June 19th vs. Mets

  22. Betsy August 20th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Carl, I said he’s doing it now…………how is that wrong? You make it sound like I think I’m putting Phil on the same level as CC now and THAT is wrong.

    If you want to discuss why you think Javy isn’t bad, then fine……..but Phil has nothing to do with this. You brought him up, not me.

  23. ZMAN August 20th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    # Tank August 20th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    “Please give me the last good team Phil Hughes beat.”

    June 19th vs. Mets

    —————-

    He said GOOD team

  24. Betsy August 20th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Not that it matters, but Toronto isn’t a good team?

  25. Yankee Trader August 20th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Betsy- Graded 1,2,3, with 3 the worst calf strain.

    http://sportsmedicine.about.co.....strain.htm

  26. Carl August 20th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    # EA August 20th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    “Please give me the last good team Phil Hughes beat.”

    It’s funny… everything negative we say about Vazquez, we can apply to Hughes as well.

    Vazquez hasn’t beaten good teams, Hughes hasn’t fared that well in that department either, though he hasn’t had as many opps.

    Vazquez gives up too many HRs… so does Hughes.

    Vazquez hasn’t been good in the playoffs… neither was Hughes last year (as a reliever, however).

    Hughes’ stuff is much better than Vazquez’s though, even though I imagine Vazquez’s numbers since May are very similar to Hughes’ season totals.

    That’s is pretty much it EA.

    That’s all I’m saying. Go back to June 1st and Javy has been a little bit better. Hughes is starting a great stretch right now, but Javy has not been bad.

  27. Cashmoney August 20th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    ZMAN August 20th, 2010 at 11:01 pm
    # Tank August 20th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    “Please give me the last good team Phil Hughes beat.”

    June 19th vs. Mets

    —————-

    He said GOOD team
    ————————–
    at the time , the Mets were 10 game over 500 or 11 , doesn’t matter
    —————————-
    I think the question should be rephrase as beat an good offensive team.

  28. Carl August 20th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Betsy,

    Toronto is a great team Hughes beat him. Javy beat them too.

    A’s score 2. 3-2 TB

  29. Yankee Trader August 20th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Toronto is a pretty good team, with a solid starting staff, and a bunch of mashers. Yankees play Toronto 9 more times, and AJ has a 7.27 ERA this year against them.

  30. Carl August 20th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Javy gave up 1 ER and lost to the Mets :(

  31. clownthrowindown August 20th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Against playoff teams – hasn’t faced Texas or Minnesota. Beat the White Sox, lost to the Rays. Not too much to go on.

  32. Betsy August 20th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Carl, and I already said that I don’t know what Phil would give us in the post-season. You skipped over that part……….. He’s something of a question mark, yes. What exactly do you want me to say?

  33. pat August 20th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Toronto is a good team. They just have a bad record.

  34. MTU August 20th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    See you all in morning. Play nice.

  35. ZMAN August 20th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    at the time , the Mets were 10 game over 500 or 11 , doesn’t matter
    —————————-
    I think the question should be rephrase as beat an good offensive team.

    Agree. And if we include teams like Detroit, Mets, etc. that were mediocre offensive teams that were over .500 at the time that we played them, then Vazquez has done well against those teams too.

  36. Yankee Trader August 20th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Goodnight all. Hopefully we still win this series and get A-Rod and Pettitte back soon.

  37. Captain Clutch August 20th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    AJ and Vazquez must get better and more consistent. With Andy out it puts even more pressure on CC and Hughes since the other 2 are so pathetic and inconsistent. If Vazquez is hurt he should be on the dl and let Nova take his spot. But they can’t burn out the bullpen needing them so early in the games that Vazquez, AJ and Moseley pitch. The Yanks obviously have a good chance to make the play offs but the rotation is really a mess.

  38. trisha - true pinstriped blue August 20th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    MTU – I just wanted you to know that about the only thing that would have kept me from looking at those pictures was the thing that did. Can’t wait to see them though. Thanks for sharing them with me!

    :)

  39. Cashmoney August 20th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    non sequitur , which actress has a higher upside , Jessica Biel or Jessica Alba?

  40. Tank August 20th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    “which actress has a higher upside , Jessica Biel or Jessica Alba?”

    Alba

  41. Cashmoney August 20th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Tank August 20th, 2010 at 11:11 pm
    “which actress has a higher upside , Jessica Biel or Jessica Alba?”

    Alba
    ——————–
    i believe Biel has overall better makeup.

  42. BIG AL August 21st, 2010 at 12:04 am

    It doesn’t matter if you lose 1-0 or 6-0, if your team can’t score any runs, you will lose. That being said, it seems the Yankees can’t figure out King Felix. It’s strange they can find a way to beat Cliff Lee, and other ace’s, but not this guy. Good news we don’t have to face him again this week-end.

    mernaloy -

    If you don’t care for a post, don’t mean you have to attack the poster. Grow up!

  43. BIG AL August 21st, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Betsy -

    Sorry, but I must disagree with you on Toronto. This is a good team, with a ton of power, and a young pitching staff that appears to be getting better. In any other division, they’d be right near the top. If they continue to improve, they will be even better next season.

  44. BIG AL August 21st, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Betsy -

    The Blue Jays are 64-57 / .561, 4th best in AL. The Rangers are 1st in the West and are 68-53 / .562.

    Again, they are a good team, just not good enough for the AL East.

  45. BIG AL August 21st, 2010 at 12:16 am

    OK – Good night folks.


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