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Quick pregame notes

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes, Podcast on Aug 30, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Alex Rodriguez went through full conditioning drills and a few light defensive drills before speaking to the media just a few minutes ago as the Yankees were wrapping up batting practice.

It’s looking more and more likely that he won’t play in Boston.

“I don’t want to rule out this series,” he said. “But probably being a little more realistic, probably Friday.”

Rodriguez got a cortisone shot yesterday. He said he couldn’t remember ever having a cortisone shot in the past, his thumb was sore today (which is normal after one of those). Doctors have told him to take at least two days off of swinging a bat, meaning he won’t swing until Friday at the earliest.

Everything is a little late today, so here’s Rodriguez’s audio.

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• Joe Girardi told Derek Jeter to let him know if he couldn’t play today. Jeter didn’t say anything, so he’s in the lineup. Jeter said yesterday that he fully expected to play tonight.

• Girardi said he could, in theory, use Rodriguez for defense or to pinch run, but he won’t use him as a pinch hitter.

• Doctors have told Rodriguez that there’s no reason to worry about surgery. The thumb injury should heal on its own eventually.

• Ivan Nova will start for the Yankees on Friday, Bartolo Colon on Saturday. Sunday is still undecided, but that lines up to be Freddy Garcia’s day.

 
 

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33 Responses to “Quick pregame notes”

  1. Betsy August 30th, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    So if it’s Garcia’s day, why is it undecided? Even the Yankees don’t think much of Garcia

  2. fantasygame101 August 30th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    bec. cc is on his normal rest on that day too.

  3. MTU August 30th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Enjoy the game folks.

    Give ‘em hell CC.

    ;)

  4. Vineyard Yankee August 30th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    These ARod injuries are tiresome. They most likely will continue and may increase as he continues with this ridiculous contract.

  5. MG August 30th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    blake August 30th, 2011 at 5:52 pm
    AJs last start might have been the worst I’ve ever seen him stuff wise……he’s had worse pitching lines but his stuff was very mediocre and very hittable. Flat and poorly located. If he brings that to Fenway he wont make it out of the first inning…….
    ——————————
    blake, I actually thought his stuff was pretty good in the 1st inning, much better than the start in Minnesota where he couldn’t have gotten AA players out.

    In Baltimore his curveball was breaking sharply early in the game and he was throwing 94-95 and still couldn’t get hitters out.

    I don’t know what the solution there is, if any, I’m sure the Yankees have pretty tried everything they know by now. You never know in baseball, he could throw a gem on Thursday, maybe the Sox will load up lefties in the lineup, it looks to me like he’s having more success against lefties than righties-of course we’re talking about such a low level of performance it’s nothing to hang you hat on.

  6. blake August 30th, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Betsy,

    Maybe because they could decide to 86 the 6 man rotation and start Sabathia on regular rest Sunday to try and get him back on schedule for the playoffs……just a thought.

  7. The Mercury Strikes Back August 30th, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Any predictions for CC?

  8. blake August 30th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    MG,

    It was fine early…..but dropped off quickly. Maybe he got tired from throwing all those pitches early though.

  9. West Coast Yankee Fan August 30th, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Vineyard Yankee August 30th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    These ARod injuries are tiresome. They most likely will continue and may increase as he continues with this ridiculous contract.

    ******************************

    More koo-laid for the delusional please. My favorite flavor cherry red.

    * A-Rod is 36 years old – check

    * He gets injured a lot – check

    * His BA, HR, SLG and OPS have dropped for five consecutive years – check

    * And we have another five to go – check

  10. MG August 30th, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    blake August 30th, 2011 at 6:44 pm
    Betsy,

    Maybe because they could decide to 86 the 6 man rotation and start Sabathia on regular rest Sunday to try and get him back on schedule for the playoffs……just a thought.
    ———————
    I just checked the schedule and it makes a lot of sense to start CC on Sunday and let him pitch in turn, that gives him an extra start on the West Coast-if they push him back to Monday he’s going to wind up having an extra couple of days again at the end of the road trip.

  11. MG August 30th, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    blake August 30th, 2011 at 6:45 pm
    MG,

    It was fine early…..but dropped off quickly. Maybe he got tired from throwing all those pitches early though.
    ————————–
    Maybe he hurt his neck turning around watching all those extra base hits in the 2nd inning and it threw him off…

  12. West Coast Yankee Fan August 30th, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Man up and be an ace tonight Sabathia. This is why you are here, games against the Sux at the end of August when we are behind in the standings. They own you this year so far. .324/.397/.451/.848

    How about you come out and dominate? Thank you.

  13. Giuseppe Franco August 30th, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    # Betsy August 30th, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    So if it’s Garcia’s day, why is it undecided? Even the Yankees don’t think much of Garcia

    ————-

    Why must you read something negative into every decision made?

    The [in]decision probably has more to do with Sabathia making his next start on regular rest or with an extra day of rest.

    I doubt very seriously that it has ANYTHING to do with what they think of Garcia.

    Good grief.

  14. Giuseppe Franco August 30th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    WCDB telling anyone to “man up” is quite amusing.

  15. Benny Blanco August 30th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    WCYF,

    If arod is 100 percent healthy going to the last couple weeks of theseason/ postseason and carries the yankees to the ws, you’ll forget about his contract for a little while :)

  16. Villa Nova-Ya August 30th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Yeah, ’cause CC never comes out trying to win a game. Man up?

    Sheesh.

    GF –

    Thanks for saying that.

  17. tomingeorgia August 30th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    GF,
    Good point.

  18. Crawdaddy August 30th, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    GF,

    Now, that was funny!

  19. MG August 30th, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Betsy, I just read your earlier comment, that’s way off base.

    CC can go Sunday, Friday, and Wednesday in turn. If he pitches on Monday he then pitches Saturday and gets 6 days off before starting the following Friday.

    It doesn’t seem to make any difference to Freddy if he has 4, 5, 6, or 21 days rest, he pitches the same.

    I’m sure CC isn’t happy about all this extra rest, now is the time to get him back in turn and on his preferred rest until the end of the season.

  20. Villa Nova-Ya August 30th, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    GF – I meant, thanks for saying that about Garcia.

  21. MG August 30th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    it’s not 6 days rest, it’s 5 days, sorry. But it’s still the same idea, which is to get CC back on 4 days rest through the end of the regular season or until their position is decided.

  22. West Coast Yankee Fan August 30th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Giuseppe Franco August 30th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    WCDB telling anyone to “man up” is quite amusing.

    ************

    Why’s that? I am a man and you are a little boy.

    Glad you are happy with Sabathia’s performance against the Sux so far this year. I would mention that your standards are pretty low, but considering it’s you. That’s all you probably know.

  23. J. Alfred Prufrock August 30th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Villa Nova-Ya August 30th, 2011 at 6:55 pm
    Yeah, ’cause CC never comes out trying to win a game. Man up?

    Sheesh.
    ////

    There are suddenly multiple Red Sox trolls in here day and night. Typical of Red Sox fans, they are more concerned with the Yankees than their own team. At least, the campaign for humanizing Josh Beckett – so we cal all say, gee whiz, what a great guy big Josh is – has taken a momentary break.

    Scolding C? To “man” up? Coming from a cut out? LMAO.

  24. West Coast Yankee Fan August 30th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Benny Blanco August 30th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    WCYF,

    If arod is 100 percent healthy going to the last couple weeks of theseason/ postseason and carries the yankees to the ws, you’ll forget about his contract for a little while

    ***********

    You got that right! :)

  25. MG August 30th, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    sometimes morons make such a fool of themselves on this blog there is no reason to even comment…

  26. Giuseppe Franco August 30th, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    # West Coast Yankee Fan August 30th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Giuseppe Franco August 30th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    WCDB telling anyone to “man up” is quite amusing.

    ************

    Why’s that? I am a man and you are a little boy.

    Glad you are happy with Sabathia’s performance against the Sux so far this year. I would mention that your standards are pretty low, but considering it’s you. That’s all you probably know.

    ———

    By the looks of things, it appears the joke is on you.

    You are likely one of very few here who thinks you’re a man.

  27. West Coast Yankee Fan August 30th, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    I fully expect Sabathia to come out and do what he is supposed to do tonight. The past is the past – kick some Sux butt!

  28. West Coast Yankee Fan August 30th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Who cares what anonymous strangers on a blog like you think? You are not family or a friend. When I click off I never give this a second thought. Grow up child.

  29. J. Alfred Prufrock August 30th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    MG, there’s a time to be silent and a time to speak. But yours is a good policy; it’s mine, too, for the most part.

    I joined this blog because I became incensed when Derek Jeter was getting ripped daily here, a good portion of it for made up stuff, and no active user dared contradict the almighty numbers being thrown around here.

    That was disgraceful, as is admonishing CC Sabathia to “man up.” Someone in here earlier suggested that ARod is jaking it….and that guy wasn’t even a Red Sox troll.

  30. mick August 30th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Freddy is the perfect swing man, skip him or not, he’s valuable and in the mix.

  31. West Coast Yankee Fan August 30th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Man up CC..324/.397/.451/.848 against the Sux is just not acceptable.

    Not interested in excuses or adoration. Beat the Sux.

  32. Vineyard Yankee August 30th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    WC:

    ‘Giuseppe Franco’, a silly handle that should be on the ‘Mutts Blog’. That ‘kool’aid’ is just too strong.

  33. jacksquat August 30th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Can we trade Kim Jones for Heidi Watney? :)


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