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Yankees hopeful Martin will return tomorrow

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 30, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

About three weeks ago, a batted ball hit Russell Martin in the left foot during batting practice. It bothered him for a while, got better, and Saturday night he fouled a ball off the exact same spot, right on the big toe.

It bothered him yesterday, and it was still bothering him after stretch this afternoon. Joe Girardi decided to give Martin another day off, but the Yankees believe they could have their regular catcher back in the lineup tomorrow.

“My hope is he’s available,” Girardi said.

 
 

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78 Responses to “Yankees hopeful Martin will return tomorrow”

  1. michaels07 May 30th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Martin will play

  2. rr212 May 30th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Legit win today. Bartolo was amazing.

  3. MTU May 30th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    The good news just keeps on coming.

    TB getting destroyed by Texas. 7 zip in the 3rd.

  4. lalaw May 30th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Give him another day off or the worse DH him. As a fan I know its been beaten like a dead horse yet, didn’t Joe say he would have two starting line-ups vs. LH/RH pitchers ? What the hell happen to those lines ups ?

    Putting Jorge in there is pitiful, yeah we have much love for what he HAS BEEN as a Yankee yet when is enough enough ? I’m gonna whine at work and see where it gets me/ Bench him, let KLong “fix it” if not then nothing much you can do, its obvious he just doesn’t have it. Still can believe all is forgiven after his lie about the back along with wife, backing this up, please give me a break.

  5. Niblick May 30th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    more jorge hate from lalaw – why don’t you get another hobby?

  6. UnKnown May 30th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Put it on the Board, Pauly. YES

  7. Nick in SF May 30th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Phone battery died at the game. :mad:

    I was hoping to see CC pitch today, but I got a perfectly powerful portly performance anyway.

    Freddy will have his work cut out for him tomorrow night if he wants to match what Bartolo did today. So nice to see a pitcher work quickly and confidently like that.

    Go (White) Sox!

  8. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    lalaw illustrates the point I was making earlier today. No one gets disrespected more than Posada, despite being a HoFer or near HoFer.

  9. Ghostwriter May 30th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Rich in NJ May 30th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    lalaw illustrates the point I was making earlier today. No one gets disrespected more than Posada, despite being a HoFer or near HoFer.
    =================================

    So, you post here frequently, and somehow have never seen any of Larry’s posts? Sure.

  10. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Yankees N Less?

    He’s a raving lunatic. I don’t really pay attention to what he says about anything.

  11. TD213 May 30th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    lalaw illustrates the point I was making earlier today. No one gets disrespected more than Posada, despite being a HoFer or near HoFer.

    ———

    Because of his defensive shortcomings and his stern personality.

  12. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    “Because of his defensive shortcomings and his stern personality.”

    I agree, people are stupid.

  13. Ghostwriter May 30th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Rich in NJ May 30th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Yankees N Less?

    He’s a raving lunatic. I don’t really pay attention to what he says about anything.
    ========================

    You’re right. We should ignore that lunatic. What about your own posts?

  14. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    “What about your own posts?”

    Huh?

  15. UnKnown May 30th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    JO JO is finally going to get a win tonight. Tribe are starting to finally play to their ability.

  16. blake May 30th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Posada has better numbers than some catchers in the HOF and he has 5 rings.

  17. Jerkface May 30th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    If you look at Posada on any catching leaderboard he is infront of and behind hall of famers and defensively he threw out an acceptable amount of runners until his shoulder blew out. He is a hall of famer.

  18. blake May 30th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    I agree with jerkface…..he’s a hofer. One of the best offensive catchers ever and he was a multiple time champion.

  19. LGY May 30th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    It’s difficult to understand why people don’t consider Posada a HOFer.

  20. Niblick May 30th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    He is a HOFer.

    End of discussion.

    And hopefully end of Jorge hate. Yes, he’s having a tough time this year, but let’s all show some appreciation for the last 15+ years and some hope that he turns it around quickly.

  21. Jerkface May 30th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Getting into the hall of fame as a catcher is very difficult. You have to be either one of the greatest bats ever for any position or some kind of great offense/great defense player that doesn’t or rarely exists.

  22. Jerkface May 30th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Wade Davis got shellacked today damn. Tampa has to hope that every pitcher they sign to a long term deal holds up. They really rely on their scouting to compete.

  23. RhapsodyInBlue May 30th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    It’s not difficult at all if you’re a bit older.

    Posada put up great offensive numbers but was defensively challenged.

    Not to mention all the really stupid base running mistakes he made during the course of his entire career.

    I appreciate all he’s done in pinstripes but he isn’t a HOFer.

  24. Jerkface May 30th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Cleveland continuing its downward spiral.

  25. LGY May 30th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    It’s not difficult at all if you’re a bit older.

    ——

    I’ve watched Posada’s entire career.

    What does being older have to do with it?

  26. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    “It’s not difficult at all if you’re a bit older.”

    I don’t even know what this means.

  27. G. Love May 30th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    How is Colon my favorite Yankee of the moment after Mo? Seriously. I love the guy.

  28. RhapsodyInBlue May 30th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Jorge is the worst Yankee catcher I have ever seen blocking balls into the dirt and I go back to early Yogi.

    I do not miss his presence behind the plate.

  29. Jerkface May 30th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    It’s not difficult at all if you’re a bit older.

    Posada put up great offensive numbers but was defensively challenged.

    Do you mean older in the way that you became so old you forgot his early career? He was league average defensively and even had years where he threw out 30% of runners. In 98 he threw out 40%! CS% is not everything but Posada behind the plate didn’t hurt anyone until he blew out his shoulder and couldn’t manage to throw out even 20%.

    He is a HoFer.

  30. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    You must have missed Mike Stanley.

  31. mick May 30th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Pudge will get in the Hall way before Jorge, who will not btw.
    Writers have a NY bias and he will suffer that as Pettitte will.
    Take a look at Pudge’s #’s and his longetivity and you will see.

  32. RhapsodyInBlue May 30th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Who mentioned Mike Stanley as a HOFer?

  33. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    “Jorge is the worst Yankee catcher I have ever seen blocking balls into the dirt and I go back to early Yogi.”

    “Who mentioned Mike Stanley as a HOFer?”

    Let’s stay on topic.

  34. mick May 30th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Mike Stanley was a great guy and if there was a great guy HOF he would be in.

  35. RhapsodyInBlue May 30th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Pudge won more Golden Gloves then Johnny Bench.

    Jorge won zero gold gloves for a good reason.

  36. LGY May 30th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Pettitte is not a HOFer

  37. RhapsodyInBlue May 30th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Rich you brought up Mike Stanley, I responded.

    What the hell does Mike Stanley have to do with Jorge Posada?

  38. LGY May 30th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Pudge won more Golden Gloves then Johnny Bench. Jorge won zero gold gloves for a good reason.

    ——

    Since when is having a GG a qualification for making the Hall?

  39. blake May 30th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I certainly was willing to accept any defensive shortcomings from posada as he gave the yankees huge positional advantages over just about every team they played over the course of his career. They would have some number less than 27 titles without
    Jorge.

  40. mick May 30th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Matt Nokes.

  41. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    RhapsodyInBlue

    Is this bizarro world?

    You said:

    RhapsodyInBlue May 30th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    “Jorge is the worst Yankee catcher I have ever seen blocking balls into the dirt and I go back to early Yogi.”

    I said:

    “You must have missed Mike Stanley.”

    IOW, Stanley was worse at blocking balls in the dirt.

  42. RhapsodyInBlue May 30th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    “Since when is having a GG a qualification for making the Hall?”

    Who said it was?

    If you are referring to Pudge besides all the golden gloves, more then any catcher in MLB history, he had decent offensive numbers too.

    Posada was a one dimension catcher he ain’t getting in.

  43. G. Love May 30th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I actually had a Matt Nokes jersey. I’m fairly certain I still have it somewhere. I also had a Jack Clark jersey so don’t judge me.

  44. Jerkface May 30th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Posada was not bad enough defensively to negate his offensive contributions at catcher.

  45. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    I liked Jack Clark. He was a tough mofo.

  46. RhapsodyInBlue May 30th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    “IOW, Stanley was worse at blocking balls in the dirt.”

    That’s debatable.

  47. Ghostwriter May 30th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    LGY May 30th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    It’s difficult to understand why people don’t consider Posada a HOFer.
    ===========================

    I don’t understand your confusion. He is a borderline HoF’er. He is a .270 hitter with fewer than 300 homers and fewer than 1,600 hits, who played in an era of inflated offensive numbers. I don’t see why you you would think that he is a lock. I think that he might squeak in during the latter stages of his eligibility or possibly through a vote from the VC.

  48. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    “That’s debatable.”

    Whether or not it is, and I don’t think it is, now you know:

    “What the hell does Mike Stanley have to do with Jorge Posada?”

  49. mick May 30th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Mark Salas.

  50. Rich in NJ May 30th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    mick’s on a roll.

  51. LGY May 30th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Posada was a one dimension catcher he ain’t getting in

    ——

    You must not remember earlier in his career. You are too focused on his last few behind the plate.

  52. RhapsodyInBlue May 30th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    “Posada was not bad enough defensively to negate his offensive contributions at catcher.”

    Who said he was?

    I just think he won’t make the hall.

  53. mick May 30th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Ron Hassey.

  54. LGY May 30th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Ghost

    Compare his numbers to the catchers already in the HOF.

  55. blake May 30th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    “Posada was not bad enough defensively to negate his offensive contributions at catcher.”

    This is the key argument….he was so much better offensively than most opposing catchers that it made up for any defensive issues (which are overstated anyway)

  56. Jerkface May 30th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Who said he was?

    I just think he won’t make the hall.

    Uh… You no good at argument.

  57. mick May 30th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Bob Geren.

  58. LGY May 30th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Lestaaah getting smacked around.

  59. RhapsodyInBlue May 30th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    “You must not remember earlier in his career. You are too focused on his last few behind the plate.”

    I remember his entire career. I will admit after the shoulder injury his ability to hold/throw out base runners was greatly diminished.

    He was a nightmare behind the plate playing teams like Tampa when they had Crawford and Rocco.

    A walk and two pass balls would get them to third. A terrible defensive catcher.

  60. G. Love May 30th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Ron Hassey was a poor man’s Sal Fasano. Or is the other way around?

  61. Jerkface May 30th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Posada will go to the hall because catcher as a position is barely represented and he was one of the top 3 catchers of an entire 2 decade span. And you can’t keep out a guy that leans heavy on offense in what is an offensively starved position while also enshrining players that were simply good at defense but couldn’t hit. Also he has rings. Primary catcher on multiple championship teams.

  62. LGY May 30th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    A walk and two pass balls would get them to third. A terrible defensive catcher

    ——

    You’re exaggerating.

  63. mick May 30th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Posada will likely hang on somewhere next year and that will hurt his chances.

  64. RhapsodyInBlue May 30th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Ironic Jerkface demands great defense from Jeter but not from Posada.

  65. Jerkface May 30th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Jon Lester just gave up 7 runs to the white sox, this isn’t really a first place team. Can’t handle the white sox.

  66. BoJo May 30th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Jorge may or may not get in to HOF IMO. Reason: voters. Who can figure them out? I think eventually he probably will get in, either on 15th year or VC. I really dislike the process myself. I would prefer a more objective point system or something.

  67. RhapsodyInBlue May 30th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    LGY

    I believe my lying eyes.

  68. Jerkface May 30th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Ironic Jerkface demands great defense from Jeter but not from Posada.

    its so ironic that Jeter AND posada are both hall of famers and that as long as Jeter hits like he did I never wanted anyone else at short stop? You no good argument.

  69. LGY May 30th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Ouch.

    Final line on Lestah.

    5.2 7 ER

  70. RhapsodyInBlue May 30th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Posada will get into the hall for his astute base running.

    His head was always in the game.

  71. mick May 30th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    pudge had 10 years at 140 hits or more, jorge had 2.

  72. blake May 30th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Lestah isnt an ace….

  73. LGY May 30th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Colon > Lestah

  74. Ghostwriter May 30th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    LGY May 30th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Ghost

    Compare his numbers to the catchers already in the HOF.
    ==============================

    Who do you think that he compares to? Not Berra. Not Dickey. Not Bench. And that is WITH the advantage of playing during the homer-happy era. The two best catchers of Posada’s generation were Piazza and Pudge. They will get in long before Posada. Piazza was a bigger offensive force, and Pudge was a better all-around player. I love the guy, but I have to be realistic about it too.

  75. Jerkface May 30th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    pudge had 10 years at 140 hits or more, jorge had 2.

    Posada walks, Pudge doesn’t.

    Pudge hits 20 points higher than Posada and Posada’s OBP is 40 points higher

  76. BoJo May 30th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    So, if Boston loses, the Yankees will be tied for first place coming out of Memorial Day weekend? I would have signed up for that in ST.

  77. RhapsodyInBlue May 30th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Pudge wasn’t a dope running the bases and had more gold gloves then any other catcher in the history of the game.

    Maybe arguing Posada v Stanley is more realistic.

    Pudge is in.

  78. blake May 30th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Pudge is certainly in unless PED stuff keeps him out…..just because Pudge may have been a better overall player doesn’t mean Jorge isn’t deserving.


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