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Teixeira has Grade 1 strain

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 27, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Real quickly, with more coming later…

• Mark Teixiera has a Grade 1 strain of his left calf. He felt it on that foul ball in the fourth, tried to stay in the game and knew he was legitimately hurt while he was running the bases. “It could be seven days, it could be two weeks,” he said. Derek Jeter had a Grade 1 calf strain last season.

• Alex Rodriguez has been cleared to take batting practice tomorrow.

• Andy Pettitte will throw another flat ground tomorrow, and if that goes well, he could progress to a mound.

• Everyone seemed to be in agreement that Jayson Nix did the right thing on that groundball in the 11th. “He didn’t have time to look the runner back,” Girardi said. “It was just a great baserunning play by McCoy.”

• Rafael Soriano did not speak to the media after tonight’s game.

 
 

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11 Responses to “Teixeira has Grade 1 strain”

  1. jacksquat August 27th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Erik Boland?@eboland11

    Teixeira on grade 1 calf strain: “it could be seven days, it could be two weeks.”

    That’s going to hurt.

    They could probably use another good reliever. I think the fallout from Rivera is starting to be felt (and I don’t mean Soriano). They got more than expected out of Eppley, Rapada and Wade. Was hoping Joba could provide a boost but he’s understandably not ready.

  2. ButtSmacker August 27th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    jacksquat August 27th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    They could probably use another good reliever. I think the fallout from Rivera is starting to be felt (and I don’t mean Soriano). They got more than expected out of Eppley, Rapada and Wade. Was hoping Joba could provide a boost but he’s understandably not ready.
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    At this point the hope has to be that AP gets healthy and Nova remembers how to pitch before the playoffs (assuming we can hold on) so that Phelps and Hughes can help out in the BP. This is a much more likely scenario than either Joba/Wade/Eppley/etc stepping up to fill clutch innings in October.

  3. fantasygame101 August 27th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    without arod and tex, cano will never see a pitch he likes. Who will be the cleanup hitter against lefty? pls not jones.

  4. jmirjmir August 27th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    If ever there was a year when we needed a few key September callups, this is that year. But it looks like there’s not a lot of help on the way.

  5. Ys Guy August 27th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    panic set in with the weak of heart.

  6. Yogi Mantle August 27th, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Teixeira seems to be breaking down. Every year he gets hurt.

    The whole team should learn to do what Ichiro does. Constant stretching would help a lot with all these muscle strains.

  7. 98NYY August 28th, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Not as concerned with whose on first as I am with who is in the back end of the pen. Bring up Montgomery.

  8. Yogi Mantle August 28th, 2012 at 12:27 am

    98NYY – With the offense having enough struggles to get runners in, it is a very real problem with this team. The pen is being worn down by over use. Having a few blow out games would given them the breaks they need to stay fresh enough to pitch.

    Taking away Tex’s bat, even if he has been on the down trend since signing with the Yankees still hurts. Alex being out all this time just got compounded by Tex going down.

    You also are losing his glove which is going to hurt the pitchers some more.

    Montgomery being added to the pen isn’t going to change Soriano and Robertson being used too many days in row. A possible nice addition for early innings, but the pen won’t matter much if the Yankees aren’t scoring runs.

  9. Ys Guy August 28th, 2012 at 12:30 am

    if someone had told me on opening day that the yankees would be up by 3.5 games on august 28th, i would have been very glad to hear that.

  10. Barry August 28th, 2012 at 12:32 am

    I think this team is great. They have overcome incredible adversity and are more than just hanging around. Let’s not prdict the outcome of games not yet played. The Yanks go back out tomorrow. They will be competitive as always. Alex is coming back shortly. Tex two weeks or so. If they respond to down time with renewed energy, it will work out well. Players and managment should be saluted. They are not the Red Sox.

  11. igotid88 August 28th, 2012 at 1:25 am

    We could have used Montero here


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