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Soriano feels “good” after being hit by comebacker

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 26, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Rafael Soriano seems fine after being hit in the hand by a ninth-inning comebacker.

“It feels good right now,” Soriano said. “Going to wait until tomorrow and see.”

The Jason Kipnis line drive seemed headed for Soriano’s face, but he threw up both hands. The ball hit both the base of Soriano’s glove and the bottom of his pitching hand, below the pinky.

“I don’t see too much (of) the line drive,” Soriano said. “I put my hand and my glove in front of my face. I see it hit the glove, hit my hand, try to find the ball and get the guy out. … I know it be sore a little bit. I said, let me try to finish, and we’ll see the trainer after the game.”

Fow now, the Yankees seem to think Soriano is fine, but obviously they’ll check on him again tomorrow. Most everyone in the clubhouse seemed eager to talk about what a scary moment it was, but after Derek Jeter was hit by a pitch to the helmet on Friday, Soriano was getting no sympathy from his Captain.

“About as scary as it is with one being thrown at you,” Jeter said. “Only you don’t have a glove.”

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31 Responses to “Soriano feels “good” after being hit by comebacker”

  1. jackamir August 26th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Soriano had no trouble untucking with his pitching hand—- All is good, I hope!!!!!!

  2. Nilsson August 26th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    It seems that they literally dodged two bullets in this series. The ball thrown at Jeter’s head and this random line drive ticketed for Soriano’s face. Fortunate that they’re still healthy. Cannot lose those two players now when it’s getting closer to the finish line.

  3. luis August 26th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    YankeePittsburgfan,

    Just by getting rid of those long term contracts and on top of it get legit talent makes it brilliant. I wish the Yankees could do the same with Arod’s and Tex’s contracts and on top of it get two of the best prospects of the team we are dealing with.

  4. mick August 26th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    mr tom-punto is needed as the dodgers just lost hairston

  5. LGY August 26th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    If somehow Scott Hairston got to the Yankees in the waiver process, they would really benefit from working a trade out with the Mets.

  6. Against All Odds August 26th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Just by getting rid of those long term contracts and on top of it get legit talent makes it brilliant

    ————–

    Exactly they got relief and players back when usually it’s one or the other.

  7. blake August 26th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Those scrappy, gritty, gutty, low paid #RedSox rallied to beat big market KC #Royals today. David has beaten Goliath. This is Peter Gammons — Fake Peter Gammons (@FakePeteGammons)

  8. luis August 26th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Hey Odds, good to see you and thanks.
    One more thing, they were already in the AL cellar, so it didn’t make any difference to them. They just recognized what they were and what they needed to do in order to get in competittion mode once again. they just had the guts to do so, at the expense of a very short sighted team, that has made George proud.

  9. LGY August 26th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Looking at the projected free agents or 2013 and 2014 on mlbtraderumors. Amazing how bad they are.

    Unless you count Melky, Greinke is the only under 30 All Star type position player or starting pitcher.

    The Yankees better hope their prospects start panning out because the era of being able to retool in free agency looks long gone.

  10. Cashmoney August 26th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    “I haven’t found it yet,” President Stan Kasten said. “I’ll let you know when we get there.”

    let’s see how much of this bravado and new toy syndrome. but the, I grin when I pic used car salesman turn commissioner’s reaction when he read this. and he thought he was stopping NY, but aha, hollywood says FU.

  11. luis August 26th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Cashmoney,

    LMAO! To be honest, I think they will be in a pickle in the not so distant future. But I do like your post!

  12. mick August 26th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    lets see how brilliant the RS really are when they try to rebuild.
    remember these are the same geniuses that brought over the guys they just got rid of.

  13. Against All Odds August 26th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    luis August 26th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Hey Odds, good to see you and thanks.
    One more thing, they were already in the AL cellar, so it didn’t make any difference to them. They just recognized what they were and what they needed to do in order to get in competittion mode once again. they just had the guts to do so, at the expense of a very short sighted team, that has made George proud.

    ——————–

    YW good to see you too buddy. I hope all is well. That is another good point they realize they aren’t going to win this yr and next yr might have been more of the same because the mix of players was toxic. I think some ppl are fixated on them doing this move and spend big bucks in the winter. That’s not going to happen because it doesn’t make sense.

  14. luis August 26th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Mick,

    That’s a whole different issue… But the trade they just made was brilliant any way you look at it.

    They got rid of those ugly long term contracts. They got two very good prospects. And got a lot of financial flexibility as a result. Very hard to top that.

  15. Cashmoney August 26th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    “It was good.” Clemens said of his outing. “Everyone says it’s like riding a bike. I just wanted to make sure I got out of there uninjured but still make a good showing.”
    ———-
    weird analogy. I tend think sex and UFC fighting that way.

  16. blake August 26th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    “The Yankees better hope their prospects start panning out because the era of being able to retool in free agency looks long gone.”

    Which is why they need to try like heck to trade for Justin Upton.

  17. luis August 26th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Odds,

    All is well, thanks for asking. I agree with you, I don’t think they are going to spend big this off season either. I think they are going to concentrate on the farm. It wouldn’t surprised me if they deal the evil dwarf as well. I think they are cleaning the house to start over

  18. Against All Odds August 26th, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    And got a lot of financial flexibility as a result.

    ———————–

    Bingo it’s better to have flexibility the alternative was being hamstrung.

  19. Cashmoney August 26th, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    luis, i pictured Bud’s toupee dislodge itself when it felt the impacts of L.A. magic quakes.

  20. LGY August 26th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Ellsbury has 1 HR in a little over 200 PAs this year.

    Injuries, being sucked in to the RS sinkhole, or was last year a fluke?

  21. Against All Odds August 26th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    I think they are going to concentrate on the farm. It wouldn’t surprised me if they deal the evil dwarf as well. I think they are cleaning the house to start over

    ———————

    That’s what it’s going to be farm and trades. They might make a play for Upton and it wouldn’t surprise me.

    evil dwarf?

  22. blake August 26th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    What if the dodgers sign Hamilton too this winter?

  23. luis August 26th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Odds,

    Pedroia is the evil dwarf!! ;) I don’t know if they have the pieces to land Upton, but they have the money to do so.

    The Yankees on the other hand are hamstrung as you correctly say.

    Cashmoney,

    I spilled my drink reading you post. I guess Bud is in his local Hair Club for Men, rearrenging his tuppe!!

  24. blake August 26th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    I think Ellsbury has the swing to be a really good hitter……but I kinda doubt we see 2011 production again because he just cant stay healthy enough to stay on the field and to stay sharp enough to do it……I love his tools ….but hes made of porcelain

  25. jmills August 26th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Blake, …Luis,…let the Jays spree commence! Hope u guys are well,….what a marathon! I am right aside Russell, no choise. Bautista and his wrist again, I knew it ! Next year for Jose!!!!

  26. luis August 26th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Blake,

    If they go after Hamilton as well, I think George comes out of his tumb, disinherits his sons and makes the Dodgers owners their rightful heirs!!

  27. blake August 26th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Jmills,

    Those wrist deals are tricky

    Luis,

    I agree!

  28. luis August 26th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Hi Jmills!!

    Good to see you around… I wouldn’t worry too much for this season my friend, I think the Jays are building a nice and very good team. You just got so many injuries that it made it impossible for your guys this season.

    FTR, at the start of the season I thought that you could actually make it to the PS.

  29. Against All Odds August 26th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    luis August 26th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Odds,

    Pedroia is the evil dwarf!! ;) I don’t know if they have the pieces to land Upton, but they have the money to do so.

    The Yankees on the other hand are hamstrung as you correctly say.

    ————————————–

    I can see them keeping Dustin and telling him you have to be the leader of this team. Whatever happened in the past is in the past and we need to move forward with you as our main guy.

  30. jmills August 26th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Luis, Hi!, thanks mon ami, but I had doubts from the start and that’s my fault :) as for now, I am behind Martin.

  31. j9d August 26th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Many are lauding the red sox as brilliant for unloading the big Gonzalez and Crawford contracts so that the team may rebuild. Im sorry but the sox just signed these guys a year and a half ago. This is not brilliance folks. This is acknowledging a huge mistake and realizing you will pay for it for many years to come. What am I missing?

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