A few very quick updates.
• Derek Jeter is considering day-to-day after fouling a ball off his foot. Joe Girardi would not commit to whether Jeter will play tomorrow. This is not the same ankle bone bruise, this is a new one on the top of his foot.
• Alex Rodriguez said he doesn’t think he’d been legitimately pinch hit for since “maybe high school.” I’m sure his pride is a little bit wounded, but in his postgame interview, Rodriguez could not have handled the situation any better. He said he understood Girardi’s decision and wasn’t upset by it. He said he will come to the park tomorrow fully expecting to play.
• The lefty Joe Saunders is starting for the Orioles tonight, which means Rodriguez will almost certainly be in the lineup, and could be batting third again.
• Several players not named Raul Ibanez said this was the best baseball moment of their careers. Imagine how Ibanez must feel right now.