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Yankees pregame: Teixeira injured again; eye of Boston storm speaks

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Aug 17, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Brian Heyman here for Chad today. Mark Teixeira isn’t in the starting lineup. He missed two games after injuring his left wrist July 29 when Boston was here last time and then aggravated it with a dive the next game against the Orioles. It was sore and inflamed then, and it’s sore and inflamed again.

“It’s something he’s been battling since he hurt it the first time,” Girardi said. “It got to the point where we’re going to have to give him some time off again. I don’t think that it’s a long-term problem, but we’ve just got to get through this. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s more than a day.

“I’ve been managing it. There’s a lot of things that go on in there that people don’t always know.”

Teixeira didn’t rule out another cortisone shot down the road if it doesn’t improve. He had one the first time.

“The wrist is a little sore, same thing I had two weeks ago,”  he said. “We’ve played 14 days straight. So it’s gotten sore the last few days. We just want to give it a day or two to calm down a little bit.”

The object of the alleged mutiny the last time the Red Sox were in town met the media. Manager Bobby Valentine didn’t delve into specifics about the Yahoo! Sports report earlier this week that many of his players had a meeting with management to complain about him and that some didn’t want to play for him anymore.

“It’s been a real challenging year, a lot of things going on,” Valentine said. “I don’t know if it’s been more than I expected, but it’s been challenging.

“Just the way we like it,” he added with a smile.

Valentine took some blame upon himself for 58-61 record, saying he was very disappointed with the bottom line. And he took an indirect swing at the starting pitching, which has mostly underperformed.

“I don’t think any one thing explains the record or where we are, other than I haven’t managed some situations as well as they should’ve been managed,” Valentine said. “When you talk about the pitching, the only thing the pitching has kind of stressed us on is that we’ve played an abnormal amount of games where we’ve been behind early. That might not statistically be true. It seems it. I think it stressed the offense. Our offense has been challenged at times, and when it’s challenged and stressed, it’s been less fun that normally.”

David Phelps fills in again for CC Sabathia tomorrow in Game 2 of the series. Girardi thinks he can go 90-95 pitches after going 78 in the last start.

 

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17 Responses to “Yankees pregame: Teixeira injured again; eye of Boston storm speaks”

  1. kd August 17th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    repost:

    a sweep this weekend would send the boston media into full panic

    i’d love the see dan shaunnesy flip out. what could he possible complain about now? not the money, not the ‘curse.’ maybe just how he worshiped theo, who turned out to be a crappy gm

  2. CountryClub August 17th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Weather not looking great tonight.

  3. mick August 17th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    just saw the 78 playoff game at fenway, was that hank or hal jumping up and down with george after the game? i guess hal..

  4. UnKnown August 17th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    It’s always fun when a circus comes to town.

  5. mick August 17th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    if phelps goes 90-95 pitches of shutout ball how do you take him out of the rotation?

  6. RMS August 17th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Who cares about the Boston media?

    I’m more concerned about my team the Yankees.
    Will Tex’s wrist be okay?
    How about Nova and Hughes? Will they improve?
    Will CC still pitch like an ace when he comes back?
    How will Arod perform when he comes back?
    There are many other questions about the Yanks.

  7. Don August 17th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Does anyone know who the Yankee starting pitcher will be on Monday. I will be at the game in Chicago.

  8. Yankeefran August 17th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Anyone see Pete Abraham on batting practice show ? Are they running out of players to interview ?

  9. Nick in SF August 17th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    “Does anyone know who the Yankee starting pitcher will be on Monday.”

    Probably Freddy. There will be sweat.

  10. UnKnown August 17th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Pete Abe is on NESN right now

  11. UnKnown August 17th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Springsteen must not have a concert tonight anywhere.

  12. bruceb August 17th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Will Tex’s wrist be okay? Doesn’t look like it as the first cortisone shot failed to work the oracle.

    How about Nova and Hughes? Will they improve? They may get worse.

    Will CC still pitch like an ace when he comes back? I bloody well hope so or else we’re stuffed.

    How will Arod perform when he comes back? Can’t be much worse than his first half of the season.

  13. Benny Blanco August 17th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    AJ is 15-4????? You can’t make this up.

  14. Jeff in Canada August 17th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about Yankees-Red Sox this season, is watching Bobby V chewing his gum with that half-smile, hands on his hips, after one of the Yankees has gone deep and they’ve gone ahead.

    It’s a delightful experience, and I’ve almost worn out my PVR with constant replays of those moments.

    Looking forward to some fresh material this weekend.

  15. Don August 17th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Nick in SF August 17th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    “Does anyone know who the Yankee starting pitcher will be on Monday.”

    Probably Freddy. There will be sweat.
    ——————-

    I went to a game with the Cubs in Chicago last year and Freddy was the starter (we lost). I will be sweating when Konerko and other big bruisers come to the plate.

  16. UnKnown August 17th, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    This probably won’t go over well, but that Sux line up isn’t all bad.

    Plug Papi into there and it is not an easy one to navigate.

  17. UnKnown August 17th, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Mike Axisa ?@mikeaxisa
    Heh, Dempster will miss a start because he lost his passport and can’t fly to Toronto? That’s great.

    ———

    That is funny.

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