Two wins for the Yankees today. The game in Tampa was quick — mostly because Ivan Nova was plowing through hitters early on — and it ended with a 6-4 win agains the Twins. The game in Clearwater took a little longer, but just ended with a 5-3 win against the Phillies.
Of the 18 innings the Yankees played today, Derek Jeter played only three of them. And apparently he was in a good enough mood afterward to have a little fun with the media.
“I was supposed to play six but I couldn’t do it so I came back,” Jeter said. “No, I’m just kidding. I was supposed to play three. That was the plan.”
This was the first time Jeter had played since hurting his calf last week in Dunedin. Joe Girardi scheduled him for three innings tomorrow and five innings on Sunday. Jeter singled in his first at-bat back.
“Running was good, defense was good,” Jeter said. “You don’t need your calf hitting. … I’m not stealing bases right now. It’s the same as when I came back last summer. You still have to be smart with it.”