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MRI for A-Rod, Jeter available

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 29, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Alex Rodriguez went back to New York for an MRI on his sore left thumb. Joe Girardi said the MRI came back clean and Rodriguez will rejoin the Yankees in Boston. It’s uncertain, though, when he’ll be able to play.

“Just depends on how the thumb responds to the treatment,” Girardi said.

Derek Jeter is available in an emergency, and Girardi said he’s been moving around much more easily than expected. Girardi is hoping to have Jeter in the lineup tomorrow.

Jeter seems more likely to play tomorrow than Rodriguez.

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33 Responses to “MRI for A-Rod, Jeter available”

  1. Betsy August 29th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    I don’t care if Alex can’t play in Boston, but it’s very important he get healthy and quick because he’s going to have to carry the team in the playoffs.

    Glad to hear Jeter is feeling better

  2. mick August 29th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    You are most cordially welcome Miss M.
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    The Divine Miss M?

  3. mick August 29th, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    he’s going to have to carry the team in the playoffs.
    =================
    Not if Grandy, Cano, et al…have their say.

  4. LGY August 29th, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Howard

    I responded to you in the last thread but will re-post my question here.

    When was the last time the Yankees played a legitimately big game against the Sox?

    Non Howard submissions are welcome as ID has already done in the prior thread :)

  5. Giuseppe Franco August 29th, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    2004 ALCS

  6. Villa Nova-Ya August 29th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    I would say ARod would be a welcome contributor in the playoffs but I really hope there is no need for any one person to carry the team.

  7. blake August 29th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Hard to believe its been 7 years since the Yanks and Sox had a playoff series against one another.

  8. Northy August 29th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Another HR for Montero i AAA….

  9. blake August 29th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I don’t think Alex will have to carry them…..sure would be nice if he could produce like he can though.

  10. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Montero with a 1st inning solo homer on a line to left field. In the top of the 1st, Banuelos was perfect. Miley was run on the first play in the bottom of the first on a brutal call at first. Kruml was well across the bag before the throw ever got there and the first baseman wasn’r even on the bag.

  11. Betsy August 29th, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Blake, I say that because I don’t think that much of the pitching and I’ve seen this offense go ice cold. I do think Granderson will be the same dynamic player he’s been all year.

  12. m August 29th, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    The torch has definitely been passed on to Cano and Granderson.

    If you are depending on or hoping that A-rod will carry this team on his back, you might be sorely disappointed.

    I prefer to look at it as a team effort. If they fall short, so be it.

  13. pat August 29th, 2011 at 5:56 pm

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    Manny Banuelos just worked Ryan Lavarnway over pretty good. Struck him out with a hook.

  14. Betsy August 29th, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Well I still have tremendous faith in Alex and I’m not ready to pass that torch yet.

  15. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    banuelos perfect through 2 innings including a strikeout of the legendary Ryan lavarnway and a soft grounder to the almost legendary will Middlebrooks.

    23 pitches, 14 strikes. 3 groundouts, 2 flyouts.

  16. m August 29th, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Betsy,

    I’m sorry, I didn’t mean it that way.

    It just sounded like going to have to carry this team in the playoffs…or else we will all be very :cry:

  17. m August 29th, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Arod can’t be replaced, but the team has done pretty well in his absence.

    Of course Granderson is playing out of mind and Cano is heating up. :)

  18. Betsy August 29th, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    M, well frankly I do think that because of what I said before about the pitching and offense………..I’d like to see more of a team effort for sure, but I’ve seen the offense go ice cold and I know that Alex is capable (I still feel he is, if healthy) of carrying the team (which he did in 2009)

  19. m August 29th, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    So, from Olney’s blog entry that WCYF so kindly posted, what do you guys think?

    He made some good points all around.

    I’m not enamored with giving it to Joey Bats. It’s not the best stats award. His team is going no where, and that’s not his fault.

    The Red Sox split each other.

    Granderson has a low batting average.

    Shouldn’t they use 3 years of UZR?

  20. blake August 29th, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Grandy for MVP!

  21. Villa Nova-Ya August 29th, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Because of the way the year has gone for him, I would be surprised if Alex had a great post-season. Not saying he won’t or can’t just that it would be a surprise.

    Granderson was wonderful last post season, perhaps the only non-cold hitter in the lineup.

    But if you’re looking for one person to carry a team through the playoffs offensively, AND you have no faith in the pitching, then, I think you’re already thinking this team has no chance at all.

    I will always subscribe (ascribe?) to the theory that you expect the unexpected in the playoffs, that anything can happen.

    I won’t sell the Yankees short. But I don’t get into predictions. :)

  22. blake August 29th, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    I think Granderson is having the most historic season. 30-30 seasons are pretty rare and 150 run seasons are almost unheard of these days. Granderson could do it and go 45-30. He needs to get his BA up closer to .290 for esthetcis but I think he deserves it to this point.

  23. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    banuelos perfect through 3 innings, 1 strikeout. 32 pitches

  24. Villa Nova-Ya August 29th, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    m -

    I have no quarrel with any of the players being voted MVP (with the exception of Pedroia and maybe Ellsbury, though that’s not to say they’re not having good seasons).

    As a Yankees fan, I would LOVE for it to be Granderson, i wish Cano was in the conversation, think it would be fine if AGon or Verlander got the award, would be a little disappointed if it was Bautista, because he has cooled off and his team is going nowhere anyway.

  25. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Montero is 2-2 with a hard single to left center

  26. Betsy August 29th, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Villa Nova, I don’t believe in conceding anything and I certainly believe the Yankees have a shot, but I won’t pretend that I expect them to go deep. If they do, they’d surprise me. That’s why they play the games, though, so I’m just going to wait and see what happens – I’m not going to predict doom and gloom.

    Granderson is also very capable of carrying the team – I have a ton of faith in him

  27. m August 29th, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    blake and VNY,

    If Granderson played for another team, it would be a slam dunk. That’s if his team was headed for the post season.

    :lol:

  28. Bo knows August 29th, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    UZR is totally messed up, most “stats guys” will tell you that. anyone that points at it like it means anything is a fool.
    —————————————————

    But I thought UZR is a part of calculating an advanced stat like WAR as per Fangraphs.

    Granderson is competing against players like Ellsbury and Pedrioa in WAR that have rediculously high UZR and his is the worst in the AL.

    Does not compute

    I’m not trying to create controversy or lobbying for the MVP. Players have been jobbed many times as in Jeter.

  29. Villa Nova-Ya August 29th, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Betsy -

    All any of us can ask is that they get there and they play hard. And hopefully all the chips fall to “our” side.

  30. 4 NYY August 29th, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Two ways to look at Grandy & A-Gone. Grandy has accomplished more with 50 less hits and more K’s. A-Gone has 50 more hits and accomplished less than Grandy with less K’s.

    Defensively, pretty much a push. A-Gone is a very slow runner, while Grandy is fast and steasl bases.

  31. 4 NYY August 29th, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Granderson is also very capable of carrying the team – I have a ton of faith in him

    ========================

    Grandy HAS carried the team more than anyone.

  32. GreenBeret7 August 29th, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Banuelos retired the first 11 before a walk and hit batter. trikes out the first two in inning before trouble, but got the groudout on a nice play at 2nd by Russo.

    62 pitches, 36 strikes, 7 groundouts, 2 flyouts

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