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Despite sore back, Chavez expects to play tomorrow

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 12, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Ichiro Suzuki pinch hit today, at least partially because Eric Chavez wasn’t available.

Joe Girardi said Chavez was a non-player all weekend because of soreness in his back. Even so, Girardi said the situation has improved day-by-day, and Girardi still expects Chavez to play tomorrow.

“Chavy hasn’t felt great after playing those four days in a row,” Girardi said. “I don’t think it will be an issue tomorrow. But he has not felt great.”

Chavez downplayed the situation, saying his back hurts often. He’s used to it, and he seemed to expect it after playing — and playing very well — those four straight days in Detroit.

“It was more just make sure I stay off the turf,” Chavez said. “I played four games in Detroit. I was supposed to have that third day off. (Girardi) pushed me there knowing he was going to keep me off the turf here. They had three left-handers so it worked out pretty good.”

Chavez didn’t hesitate in saying he would be able to play tomorrow.

“I communicate with him every day is what I do,” Girardi said. “I talk to him. We talked about maybe when we went Monday (and) Tuesday, giving him Wednesday off. But he said, ‘I’m OK. I’m able to DH for you.’ And I saw how was on Thursday, and he said it’s OK. And we got here on Friday and he didn’t feel great. So, obviously he was important to our wins there, so I’m glad I played him, and I think I’ll have him tomorrow.”

 
 

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50 Responses to “Despite sore back, Chavez expects to play tomorrow”

  1. bruceb August 12th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    bruceb August 12th, 2012 at 5:45 pm
    Nick in SF August 12th, 2012 at 5:24 pm
    “With their pitching, they don’t need to score 10 runs to win a game like we often do.”

    Have the Yanks won a lot of 10-9 games this season? I was not aware.

    Yanks’ pitchers have given up 40 runs in the last seven games compared to the Rays’ 16. I rest my case.

  2. yankfan August 12th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    this team is so overrated

  3. igotid88 August 12th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Nick in SF August 12th, 2012 at 5:28 pm
    20 for the season. But at this point I think 10 off of Weaver would accomplish that.
    ———————

    Montero’s also battting .600 the last 4 games.

  4. Nick in SF August 12th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    ” Yanks’ pitchers have given up 40 runs in the last seven games compared to the Rays’ 16. I rest my case.”

    What is it you’re asserting?

  5. igotid88 August 12th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Nick in SF August 12th, 2012 at 5:55 pm
    ” Yanks’ pitchers have given up 40 runs in the last seven games compared to the Rays’ 16. I rest my case.”

    What is it you’re asserting?
    ————————-

    That 1 good week for their pitching and 1 bad one for ours means they are better.

  6. randy l. August 12th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    montero just hit a rocket to the gap off 95mph right hander. trout ran it down, but montero is obviously heating up.

    it’s going to be interesting how far this hot steak of his goes.

  7. MTU August 12th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    “it’s going to be interesting how far this hot steak of his goes.”

    Judging by Montero’s size and his probable appetite I would say not very far.

    :)

  8. igotid88 August 12th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Montero’s last out was hit hard. Looks like he’s figuring out right handers

  9. randy l. August 12th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    “Judging by Montero’s size and his probable appetite I would say not very far.”

    i did that on purpose to draw you out of the weeds.

  10. CompassRosy August 12th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    “montero has been freezing his ass off all summer in seattle”

    ~

    Thankfully, he should be plenty warm this up-coming homestand…
    http://tinyurl.com/7cwhj8h

    fun fact: 12 of Jesus’s last 13 hits have been off righties.

  11. MTU August 12th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Randy-

    Anything on GB ?

  12. Bo knows August 12th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Oh, frabjous day. The Montero updates are back.

  13. randy l. August 12th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    montero sucks as a catcher though.

    he actually gave up a stolen base, and he called such a bad game his pitchers actually gave up a run too.

    the guy simply can not catch.

  14. yankfan August 12th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    this team is too old and injury prone

    time to blow it up this offseason

  15. tucker August 12th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Montero usually heats up during he summer months. His pattern was consistent in the minors as well as last year prior (and during) his call up.

  16. bruceb August 12th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    igotid88 August 12th, 2012 at 6:05 pm
    Nick in SF August 12th, 2012 at 5:55 pm
    ” Yanks’ pitchers have given up 40 runs in the last seven games compared to the Rays’ 16. I rest my case.”

    What is it you’re asserting?
    ————————-

    That 1 good week for their pitching and 1 bad one for ours means they are better

    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out, although you two seem to be having trouble doing so. But here you go…our offense has to score more runs to win games than the Rays’ offense does. Oh, and by the way, anyone with an ounce of sense would take their starting pitching overs ours.

  17. randy l. August 12th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    “Anything on GB ?”

    the only way he communicates with me is with red lasers trying to zero me in, but i haven’t seen any lately.

    i’m not worried about gb7 though.

    he’ll pop up back here again when we least expect it.

  18. MTU August 12th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Randy-

    Guess he’s AWOL w Wratchett.

    Could have at least left us a note.

    Oh well. Love is like that.

  19. randy l. August 12th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    mtu-

    the only thing i’m not expecting is for gb7 to disappear like SJ44 did only to reappear on twitter.

    tweeting is too unmanly for gb7.

  20. MTU August 12th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Randy-

    All kidding aside.

    I really hope he’s OK.

    ;)

  21. I Am Winning August 12th, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Igotid88,

    If you like him so much go root for the Mariners. Why don’t you talk about the two guys that hit homers today on the Yankees?

  22. randy l. August 12th, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    mtu-

    he probably went through a rough spell and needs a little time away from this looney bin.

    maybe he just wants to enjoy yankee games in peace without all the blog distractions.

    there’s something to be said for just watching the games the old fashioned way.

  23. I Am Winning August 12th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Now Montero is so good because he hit a ball to the outfield? Igotid98 you are an absolute joke.

    I’m not a Montero basher, I would live to have his power potential on the team, but I’m not going to whine about not having him. Might as well complain about the Yankees not having Trout.

  24. MTU August 12th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Randy-

    I hope that’s it.

    How’s buisness amongst the Glitteratti ?

    Have you scored enough yet to buy your own Island ?

    :)

  25. randy l. August 12th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    “If you like him so much go root for the Mariners. Why don’t you talk about the two guys that hit homers today on the Yankees?”

    i don’t want to speak for igotid88, but i find montero way more interesting to watch than most yankee players.

  26. randy l. August 12th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    “How’s business amongst the Glitteratti ?”

    mtu-

    the people who come to here are the haves and they are spending. the problem is a whole lot of the haves are probably making money off the have nots so at some point the system is probably going to go south again.

    i’m not getting ahead of myself even though business is good. i don’t trust it.

  27. luis August 12th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Good evening everyone,

    Didn’t watch the game…So I can’t have an opinion on the game…I do however think that Hughes is a keeper, young pitchers are bound to have rough patches, look at the big picture guys…It is the same thing with Nova, they are learning their trade so there are going to be bumps in the road.

    About Montero…What’s wrong with discussing him on a baseball blog?…I haven’t touched the subject recently, but i see no harm in doing so…As I have stated many times, the most enjoyable part of watching baseball is looking at the kids making it…This kid is going to be very good.

  28. MTU August 12th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Randy-

    Since we are all Cosmic specks then I guess the best thing to do is to enjoy it while you can.

    Until you blow away in the wind like we all do.

    “Carpe Diem”.

    :)

  29. randy l. August 12th, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    “Since we are all Cosmic specks then I guess the best thing to do is to enjoy it while you can.

    Until you blow away in the wind like we all do.”

    thanks mtu

    now i feel way better :)

  30. MTU August 12th, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Randy-

    Always glad to provide some perspective, in an existential sense of course.

    ;)

  31. randy l. August 12th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    mtu-

    when you hike around the places you do it’s very easy to feel like a speck in time .

  32. MTU August 12th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    So who hopes that Phelpsie outpitches Dempster ?

    ;)

  33. MTU August 12th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Randy-

    More like a grain of sand.

    :)

  34. randy l. August 12th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    however way off in the future if i see a really dumb speck floating by me in the cosmic dust i’ll know it was for the montero /pineda trade :)

  35. MTU August 12th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    It is different than goin’ to the Mall.

    :)

  36. MTU August 12th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Randy-

    When it comes to that one my a*s hurts from sittin’ on the fence for so long.

  37. luis August 12th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Hey MTU,

    Phelps should have been starting a while ago…Tough asignment he has…That Ranger offense is for real..I was hoping that he would have taken Freddy’s turn so he could start against weaker teams like the M’s and A’s and build his confidence…But it was not meant to be, he now has to face one of the best if not the best offense in MLB…On top of it, he should be on a very short pitch count ( 60-70 pitches? )…If he goes 5 with 2 or 3 Earned runs I’ll be more thasn happy.

  38. MTU August 12th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Luis-

    He’s overcome every challenge thrown in his path. Kinda Nova-style.

    I hope he aquits himself well once again.

    You’re right. His pitch count will be rather low.

    I’m pulling for him.

    If he happens to do well against both Texas and Boston I wonder what happens then ?

    That would be quite a statement.

    I’d love to see it.

    ;)

  39. randy l. August 12th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    mtu-

    when i was a kid there were split rail fences in front of all the houses in the sub division.

    we would compete on fence by walking across some of the hard ones like a tight rope.

    nothing hurst worse than slipping and having that fence hit you where you least wanted it to.

    maybe that’s why fence sitting isn’t very appealing to me.

  40. MTU August 12th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    How many sets of scouts will be in attendance to watch Phelps against Texas and Bahston ?

    Any from the D’backs ?

    ;)

  41. MTU August 12th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Randy-

    That would hurt unless you were very young.

    ;)

  42. MTU August 12th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Like under 13.

  43. J. Alfred Prufrock August 12th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Igotid,

    Thanks for Montero updates and for your (& realkev’s) sane analytical Hughes posts. Had to attend function last minute & friggin HYatt no Yes network. Good job.

    Primo , the Son w/ a nice pair today. Saw him murder that change and the dead center one. Definitely less front foot emPhasis. Betances with middling start tonite but cant watch much. Heading out for compulsory dinner. Would rather avoid some of these folks and on a sunday too! IPhone a pain later

  44. luis August 12th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    If he happens to do well against both Texas and Boston I wonder what happens then ?

    If this happens, I don’t see a way that he gets bumped out of the rotation afterwards…The problem is that being his pitch count so low, his numbers could be deceiving :( ..Even though I agree it will be quite an statement…He does have the tools to make it.

  45. MTU August 12th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Luis-

    Then let’s hope he does.

    ;)

  46. J. Alfred Prufrock August 12th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Mtu good to see u I’m praying for the sour old guy;) I’m sure he’s ok though too ornery not tO be right? Good one all

  47. MTU August 12th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    JAP-

    If Grumpy were money he’d be Ft. Knox.

    So are we all.

    Hopin’ for the best that is.

    ;)

  48. luis August 12th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Hey JAP!,

    Good to see you around!…Yup, Montero is heating up and has adjusted to RHP…Enjoy your dinner bro! … I may try to watch some of Betances outing, if I can, I’ll leave a post on my take on his outing.

  49. MTU August 12th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    New thread —->

  50. igotid88 August 12th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I Am Winning August 12th, 2012 at 6:54 pm
    Igotid88,

    If you like him so much go root for the Mariners. Why don’t you talk about the two guys that hit homers today on the Yankees?
    ————

    Because we’re watching the game


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