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Postgame notes: “It’s a big concern”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes on Jul 30, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Turns out, Mark Teixeira actually hurt himself last night. He was trying to play through it tonight, and landing awkwardly on his glove wasn’t part of the plan.

“Yesterday, third at-bat against Doubront, swung through a pitch and it just didn’t feel right,” Teixeira explained. “Played through it yesterday. Got a lot of treatment last night. I had treatment today. It just didn’t feel good again today. And then when I dove, I landed right on my glove and I just tweaked it even more. I went back in the dugout, in the clubhouse, tried to swing the bat and just couldn’t do it.”

Teixeira will go for an MRI tomorrow. He said he’ll almost certainly miss tomorrow night’s game, but his concern is “low” that this is a significant injury.

“Not crazy concerned because like I said, I tried to play through it,” he said. “It’s one of those things if you really hurt yourself bad, you’re out and you can’t do much. I was kind of nursing it today when I was swinging so hopefully it’s just a couple of days and I can get back out there. … More achy and sore than major pain. That’s why I feel okay about it. Hopefully it’s not too bad.”

Of course, if it is serious, the Yankees won’t have much time to make a significant move to find a replacement at first base. Baseball’s trade deadline is Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, and Brian Cashman said before tonight game that he had nothing in the works. He indicated that there was no sense of urgency because the Yankees expected to get several key pieces — Joba Chamberlain, Alex Rodriguez, Andy Pettitte — off the disabled list before the end of the season. Adding Teixeira to that listed of wounded, though, would be yet another significant blow.

“It’s a big concern,” Joe Girardi said. “He’s a huge part of our lineup and hopefully it’s only a couple of days, but we’ll find out more tomorrow.”

• The Yankees have now lost three in a row and eight of their past 11. Six of those eight losses have been by one run. “I think you’d be more concerned if you were getting pounded,” Girardi said. “We’ve had a chance to win a lot of those eight of 11 games. If you get yourself in enough of those opportunities, you’re going to start to win them. I think we’re playing pretty decent baseball. We’re pitching well. It’s just been a lot of those types of games.”

• By the way, Russell Branyan is on the Triple-A disabled list, so he’s not a first-base option right now. If the Yankees had to fill a first-base hole from within, it might be more likely that they would call up an outfielder — Chris Dickerson, Jack Cust, maybe even Ronnier Mustelier — and use Nick Swisher at first base. But that’s just a guess.

• Teixeira said his swing hurts from both sides. “It’s probably worse right-handed, because that’s how I hurt it with a right-handed swing,” he said. “But I feel it from both sides.”

• The injury is near the bottom of Teixeira’s wrist, close to where his wrist meets his hand. Not sure that’s important information, but might as well let ya know.

• The Yankees have homered in 18 straight home games, their second-longest such streak at the current Yankee Stadium. They homered in 20 straight in 2009.

• Ichiro Suzuki’s home run was his first as a Yankee and the 100th of his career. He seemed to care more about hitting his first with the Yankees than hitting his 100th overall. “I’ve been playing for 11 and a half years,” he said. “So 100 home runs, not that I’m embarrassed, but it’s not something to make a big deal out of.”

• Ichiro on hitting his first homer for the Yankees: “That was very special. To go out there and have the fans react the way they did toward me, that was very special.”

• The Yankees had a leadoff hit in both the eighth and ninth innings and couldn’t get a run across. Raul Ibanez was especially mad at himself for striking out immediately after Swisher doubled in the ninth. “I was trying to get the ball on the ground,” Ibanez said. “I was trying to get the guy over to third base. I just didn’t get it done, and I’ve got to be better about it.”

• Pretty typical Freddy Garcia start. He wasn’t great, but he didn’t walk anyone and he limited the damage enough to give the Yankees a chance. The only RBI hit he allowed was a home run in the third inning. “The home run, he don’t really hit that ball (well), but when you play here, that happens,” Garcia said.

• On what made Miguel Gonzalez so effective: “I don’t think it’s a matter of trying too hard,” Girardi said. “I think the kid did a nice job of mixing in his offspeed when he was behind in the count, expanding when he was ahead in the count, using his fastball on both sides of the plate.”

• Last word goes to Girardi, speaking about the Yankees injuries this season: “It is concerning, but no one is going to feel sorry for us. We got guys that are still capable of getting the job done, and that’s what you have to do. We’ve been able to overcome a lot of things up to this point, you just continue to do it.”

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70 Responses to “Postgame notes: “It’s a big concern””

  1. Yankee Trader July 30th, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    ” If the Yankees had to fill a first-base hole from within, it might be more likely that they would call up an outfielder — Chris Dickerson, Jack Cust, maybe even Ronnier Mustelier — and use Nick Swisher at first base. But that’s just a guess.”
    ——————————-
    Mustelier was on the 7 day DL. Laird has been playing 1st. With Swisher’s injury, wouldn’t it be easier for him to stay in RF, than play 1st.

    Not to be pesimistic, but wasn’t Bautista on the DL after swinging thru a pitch?

  2. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Good night everyone. Hoping Tex is OK, that Joba comes back soon, and that Cashman is working the phones to improve the current roster!

  3. Tyler July 31st, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Pat M-

    It was amazing playing there just because it’s Fenway but in all honesty Luke Scott was pretty accurate in his comments early in the year. The field isn’t very good, the facilities are way outdated… Fenway is long past it’s prime.

  4. austinmac July 31st, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Wrist injuries are tricky. No way to know the significance yet. Let’s hope for the best.

  5. luis July 31st, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Hello guys,

    I am on my aniversary so I wasn’t able to stick around…

    Mac,

    Thanks for your comments, I would be rich for every time I have called things the wrong way, so I have no issue of being wrong. Thanks for your insightful comments.

    Primo,

    That idiot is not runnning me out, so nop worries my friend.

    Good night everyone

  6. CompassRosy July 31st, 2012 at 12:24 am

    ProspectInsider
    Snider just removed from the game at Safeco. First thought is trade, of course.

  7. igotid88 July 31st, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Snyder traded

  8. CompassRosy July 31st, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Shannon Drayer ?@shannondrayer
    Travis Snider has been taken out of the game and is shaking hands and giving hugs…

  9. igotid88 July 31st, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Travis Snider I mean

  10. igotid88 July 31st, 2012 at 12:26 am

    CompassRosy July 31st, 2012 at 12:25 am
    Shannon Drayer ?@shannondrayer
    Travis Snider has been taken out of the game and is shaking hands and giving hugs…
    ——————-

    I’m watching the game

  11. UnKnown July 31st, 2012 at 12:28 am

    That is always crazy to see this time of year when I guy comes out of the game and starts saying his goodbyes to this teammates in the dugout.

    Wow just like that you Mr. Snider are on another team. Wild stuff.

  12. igotid88 July 31st, 2012 at 12:31 am

    13ks for Iwakuma

  13. JobaTipsHisCap July 31st, 2012 at 12:34 am

    I am worried

  14. igotid88 July 31st, 2012 at 12:35 am

    to the Pirates

  15. Jerkface July 31st, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Monster trade for the Pirates. Snider for a reliever Brad Lincoln. Who amazingly has only given up runs in 2 of his relief outings. All his other runs have come as a starter. Hasn’t been very good outside of this season. 27 this year.

  16. Tyler July 31st, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Wasn’t Lincoln like a top 5 pick?

  17. Jerkface July 31st, 2012 at 12:44 am

    2006, back when the pirates couldn’t draft for beans.

  18. CompassRosy July 31st, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Meanwhile…

    Iwakuma’s 13 strikeouts sets the record for strikeouts by a rookie pitcher (surpassing the likes of Randy Johnson, Mark Langston and Freddy Garcia)

    Not bad, especially considering the Jays have scored the most runs in the majors.

    AND, Iwakuma had flown to Japan and back between this and his last start to be with his ailing father.

  19. CompassRosy July 31st, 2012 at 12:53 am

    should have read *Mariners rookie pitcher…

  20. UnKnown July 31st, 2012 at 12:55 am

    A’s are about to walk off against Glasses and Wig Joe Maddon

  21. CompassRosy July 31st, 2012 at 1:16 am

    via twitter….

    Steve Delabar traded to the Blue Jays for Eric Thames.
    Brandon League traded to Dodgers for MiLB RHP Logan Bawcom & IF Leon Landry

  22. Cashmoney July 31st, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Snider would have been a good fit or at least someone who has potential to be a good fit in YS.

  23. Cashmoney July 31st, 2012 at 1:29 am

    advantage pirate imo.

  24. Cashmoney July 31st, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Jack Cust and Branyan… let’s hope either rem how to use a glove. later y’all

  25. Nick in SF July 31st, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Now Tex is hurt??!??!?!

    It seems like something bad happens to the Yankees every time I drive up to Eureka, as well as when I don’t drive up to Eureka. Without bad news, there might not be any news at all.

    The good news is that I’m far away from any pretentious Asian restaurants, so maybe things are about to turn around for all of us.

  26. AndyFTM July 31st, 2012 at 6:19 am

    I wondered earlier when the last time Tex had whiffed in his first 3 AB’s…might explain that now lol.

    I would love the Yankees to look at Choo but lets face it Cashman is not going to roll the dice today. Can’t say I blame him, our pitching staff is one of the best top to bottom in the league and you have to believe that we will start hitting at least a little better in run producing situations. Only type of player I’d think about going after would be a RH bat that can either play 3rd or the OF in a platoon situation.

  27. Mike Ri July 31st, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Going to vent a little

    Please Brian Cashman if your not going “big” this trading deadline …. then at least see what you can do about our catching situation.

    Why does Russell Martin continually get a free pass on this team ???? He’s batting .187 for heavens sake !!! He doesn’t throw anyone out , ,and yet the Yankee management and fans take a passive approach on the guy.

    We have the worse catcher in the league BY FAR !! and I don’t want to hear we don’t have any options ??? Bring Cervelli up ,,, He can’t be any worse ….. He might even provide a spark… HELL BRING ANYONE UP !! Why wasn’t Cashman in on Soto either !!

    Im tired of it . . .Russell is nothing more than an easy out . . .and with our team going down one by one to injury . .. its outs we can’t afford to give.

    Wake up Cashman !

  28. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Diamond backs are trying to get either cliff lee or Felix hernandez.

  29. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Travis Snider got traded for nothing…..were you awake Cash?

    Wonder who the Dbacks are targeting and if Upton is involved …..I hope nof.

  30. Mike Ri July 31st, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Blake —– what are your thoughts on Rusell Martin…. are we “stuck” with him.. Personally i can’t watch him play anymore.

  31. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Blake, Even in the trade market yankees have to pay the premium because they are the “yankees.” I’m tired of seeing teams trade their top talent to other teams only to get a bag of balls in return. If seattle is traded felix cash has to be in on it. Period.

  32. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:15 am

    For this year yea….itll be tough to upgrade from Martin…..hopefully they will avoid giving him a multiyear deal next year……Id love to upgrade at catcher or get a better platoon partner ……but teams just dont move good catchers this time of year

  33. yankee21 July 31st, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Got to hope for the best with TEX.

    Martin/Stewart are an embarrassing catching tandem. Cashman failing to acknowledge or and address this is mind-numbingly frustrating.

    Cano needs a day off. He is in one of those funks.

    NY has been one bat short for two years, this is a team that is going nowhere in the PS unless they can manufacture runs. Which as currently constructed they cannot.

  34. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:18 am

    “. If seattle is traded felix cash has to be in on it.”

    Im not sure I would be to be honest ……youd be talking about seriously gutting your system plus having to pay his 20 million dollar salary on top of that….I think if they are going to use their prospects then it needs to be for offense…….would love to have Felix…..but the cost to acquire doesnt fit wirh their true needs IMO

  35. yankee21 July 31st, 2012 at 7:20 am

    BTW I don’t think it is reasonable to expect Martin to be replaced this year due to the challenges of a catcher trying to learn the pitching staff in season, but for NY to want to hitch their wagon to this guy beyond 2012 is a scenario I don’t want played out.

  36. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:26 am

    This team needs a bat and if the Yanks dont go get one then its a signal that they have become satisfied just making the playoffs and rolling the dice.

    The Yanks need to be careful not to swing the pendulum too far the other way……the free wheeling ways of the 2000s with no regard towards the future werent the way to go….you need to look at the big picture…..but you also need to be willing to fill holes in the present to win that year or the big picture becomes useless.

    There are tons of teams willing to push every year to go for it…..if the Yanks arent willing to do the same selectively then its going to make it harder to win titles.

  37. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Pure speculation on who that ACE pitcher might be:

    D’Backs Trying To Acquire Ace Pitcher

    By Tim Dierkes [July 31 at 3:59am CST]

    The Diamondbacks are trying to swing a blockbuster for an unknown ace starting pitcher, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. One rival executive “received indications that the Phillies and Diamondbacks had discussed a deal involving Cliff Lee and Justin Upton,” but that scenario is unconfirmed and it is not known whether the D’Backs are among the 21 teams to which Lee can block a trade. Plus, Kevin Towers and company would need serious assistance covering the $95.1MM guaranteed to the Phillies’ lefty through 2015.

    Rosenthal notes that the Mariners inquired on Justin Upton earlier this month, but talks failed to progress. Given that club’s repeated comments on and off record, we can probably forget about Felix Hernandez.

    For all we know Towers and Cashman might be talking about a future Ace-Hughes!

  38. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:34 am

    I dont think the Dbacks would want Lee because of his age and contract…..no indication that Felix is available…..so that leaves Johnson…….

    That rumor could mean anything…..

  39. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:35 am

    “For all we know Towers and Cashman might be talking about a future Ace-Hughes”

    Who knows….maybe Towers sees him as a future ace…..if they are trading Hughes though then I want Upton or Bauer or Montero back.

  40. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Good morning.

    Could not bring myself to watching the game with Garcia pitching.
    As conservative as the Yankees are, I wouldn’t be surprised if Tex goes on the DL. Didn’t Bautista injure his wrist swinging thru a pitch?

    Blake-
    The Yankees need more than a bat!

  41. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Theo is doing a pretty good job with the Cubs so far IMO…..

  42. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:39 am

    “The Yankees need more than a bat!”

    I know….they really need two or three :) i think the bullpen help is coming….in Joba I trust

  43. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Blake-
    Trevor Bauer? Anything special about him? I don’t think the Yankees will trade for a starting catcher in the middle of the season, but who knows?

  44. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Trevor Bauer? Anything special about him? ”

    Yea…hes struggled this year but they kinda rushed him…..hes got a chance to be rrally reqlly good. He was just drafted in 2011.

  45. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Yankees need:

    Joba to be the Joba we saw in 2007 and mow the hitters down. The bullpen has caught Wadeitis!

    Cano to play like the next $200M player.

    Ichiro Suzuki batting #1 or #2 with Granderson moving down, especially now if Tex is out.

    A bat that can play 3rd.

  46. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Blake-

    How are you able to maintain any sanity posting during games? Do you just ignore the trolls that come out of their basements only during gametime?

  47. blake July 31st, 2012 at 7:56 am

    “How are you able to maintain any sanity posting during games?”

    I dont as much as i used to….but yea….just ignore the trolls.

  48. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2012 at 8:06 am

    The Blue Jays are going after pitching at the expense of offense. I don’t know when Jose Bautista might be back, and this is just me hoping the Yankees add a bat, but wouldn’t Bautista look good in pinstripes playing RF and some 3rd base?

  49. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Tick tock Cash…..are you up yet?

  50. Mike Ri July 31st, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Tick tock Cash?..are you up yet?

    ————–

    LOL LOL LOL ….

  51. austinmac July 31st, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Lot’s of deals to wake up to this morning, and Cashman quoted as saying they don’t need to anything. I have wanted a bat for months as I have felt the Yankees were winning a bit with mirrors. Now, with the injuries, I fear the mirror will break.

    A man on second with no outs in the ninth, and I know many of us felt here we go again. They need bats who can actually drive in those runs. Jones is lost. Ibanez is an all or nothing occasional power guy. Nix will be who Nix has always been, a .210 hitter.

    One run losses are mounting because they have so many holes in the lineup. Yet, the team is set.

  52. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:14 am

    I would have loved to have snider for that price…..

  53. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Guys-Don’t bother Cashman. He woke up Towers this morning and is now working on the deal most of us have been wishing for!

  54. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:16 am

    “Guys-Don’t bother Cashman. He woke up Towers this morning and is now working on the deal most of us have been wishing for!”

    Either that or hes cleaning Hal’s pool….

  55. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Mac,

    Ibanez has been great….wonderful sign…but ideally it would be great if they coukd push him to a bench role by playoff time.

  56. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Has baseball ever been bigger in LA? Man both if those organizations are going all out…..exciting time to be a baseball fan in that town….

  57. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2012 at 8:21 am

    I’m attaching an article why Phelps is a good pitcher. Don’t want to change the subject, but reading this, Phelps is a keeper!

    “There are a lot of single instances to be impressed with Phelps, a lot more recently, but one single at-bat kind of sums up where he is as a pitcher. It isn’t just veterans who ‘know how to pitch.’ Being able to do your homework and know who you’re facing doesn’t demand a certain timetable. Planning and execution don’t care about service time.”

    http://www.pinstripealley.com/.....-selection

  58. austinmac July 31st, 2012 at 8:22 am

    We have all been living in the Yankee past. Read every quote from Cashman. They are all about not spending money. He discusses in the newspaper this morning how they were able to move money to get Ibanez rich contract. What is is $1 million?

    Cheap is short sighted. The Yankees are old. They now can’t spend as much as others for international players or draftees. They used to have a financial advantage that could help with low draft picks. Now, they are not allowed to spend like others.

    Despite that upcoming fact, they didn’t try one last time to infuse young talent in the Cubans. They cost too much.

    That behavior tells us, along with theeir unwillingness to take on players due to money, tells us all we need to know.

  59. austinmac July 31st, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Blake,

    Ibanez has been everything they could reasonably hope for, but he is playing more than he should. What happened to guys who could hit .280 or above and not strike out every fourth at bat?

  60. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Ramirez and Choate to the Dodgers.
    Greinke to the Angels.

    Had A-Rod gotten injured a day earlier, might the Yankees have had enough time and interest to offer better “garbage” than the Dodgers did?

    Greinke was a steal also, as he’s probably not a rental.

  61. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Phelps has always had good pitchability…..I watched him pitch several times with SWB last year and he just knows how to pitch…..knows how to control bat speed…..knows what pitch to throw….hits spots etc…..now his stuff has jumped a bit and this is kinda what you see sometimes when a guy learns to pitch first and then the stuff comes…….I like him a lot….always have…..still would trade him for the right bat though.

  62. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:28 am

    “What happened to guys who could hit .280 or above and not strike out every fourth at bat?”

    They are a dying breed. I think its a trend right now…..its like hitters are making up for no PEDs by swinging out of their shoes every pitch…..its not just the Yanks…..its all over baseball. Homers and walks ……its what scouts scout for……

  63. blake July 31st, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Had A-Rod gotten injured a day earlier, might the Yankees have had enough time and interest to offer better “garbage” than the Dodgers did?”

    I would hope so but i doubt it…….

  64. Yankee Trader July 31st, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Austinmac-

    I feel the same way. When Torre took over in 96, he had the Yankees playing a more NL style of baseball and the Yankees were fun to watch with many walk off wins. There is nothing more frustrating than watching this team, down by a run in the 8th or 9th, trying totie or win the game with a homer, while usually facing the opposing teams set-up pitcher or closer!

    I believe it was mentioned recently that the Yankees lead in comeback wins. I believe that, because it’s not unusual that the Yankees are already losing after the 1st or 2nd inning.

    Walk off wins is another story. The A’s I believe lead that category.

    You want to change the formula? I do!

    Kidding, but offer the entire Yankees outfield to the A’s for theirs!! :)

  65. austinmac July 31st, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Cashman said yesterday they wouldn’t be in on ANYONE with a big salary affecting 2014.

  66. Benny Blanco July 31st, 2012 at 8:40 am

    still can’t believe that Pujols’s BA is 282 with 18 homeruns.

  67. Mike Ri July 31st, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Maybe Cashman is at the gym !

  68. Shame Spencer July 31st, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Wait…. Snider got traded last night for one relief pitcher that has one good season under their belt??? I cry.

    We haven’t been playing great baseball lately.. we’ve lost 8 out of 11 right? This thing with Tex doesn’t help. Hopefully it really is mild but wrist injuries always concern me. I hope they really make him take his time coming back, tbh. It’d be preferable to him re-injuring something closer to the playoffs.

  69. Mike Ri July 31st, 2012 at 8:48 am

    New Post –>

  70. Bret The Hitman July 31st, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Headley just makes so much sense. He can play 3b with Arod out or 1b if Tex is hobbled and rf next year if Swisher leaves and they can’t sign Melky.


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