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Yankees postgame: Tex takes a step

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Jun 04, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Mark TeixeiraMark Teixeira, of course, is a notoriously slow starter. And now he’s basically starting his season in June.

But after going 1 for 9 with a walk and seven strikeouts in his first three games back after returning from the March wrist injury, Teixeira finally made an impact, sending a grand slam over the right-field fence in the third. It gave the Yankees a 4-1 lead that Andy Pettitte lost, but they recovered nicely in this 7-4 win over the Indians.

“We needed this win,” Teixeira said. “We’ve had a rough enough streak the last week and a half, two weeks as it is. That grand slam was good for me and good for the team.”

Joe Girardi thinks it’s going to “take Tex some time to catch up.” He also said: “Tex is an RBI machine and we need that.”

Teixeira said his wrist is holding up well so far, but he also doesn’t think getting up to speed is an instantaneous process. He finished 1 for 3 with a walk.

“I know it’s going to take me a few weeks to get back in the rhythm of playing every day and seeing big-league pitching every day,” Teixeira said. “But this is a good first step.”

Andy Pettitte felt like he ran out of gas in his first game back after the trapezius problem. He lasted just 4 2/3, giving up three runs in that fifth and four total. He said he doesn’t plan to cut back on his between-starts routine, thinking he needs that much throwing in order to be strong enough to have success. He usually has two bullpen sessions between outings.

Lyle Overbay, meanwhile, says he’s up for more action in right. He ran in to catch the one chance he had.

“I survived,” he said. “I felt relaxed.”

Photo by The Associated Press

 
 

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25 Responses to “Yankees postgame: Tex takes a step”

  1. Niblick June 4th, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Good game for the current and the previous first basemen.

  2. theREALkevin June 4th, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Ridiculous game going on between NC and Florida Atlantic right now. NC was ahead 6-2 going into the 9th, FAU scored 6 to take an 8-6 lead. NC then scored two in the bottom of the ninth to tie it at 8-8. FAU takes a 3 run lead in the 12th on a homer, only to have NC tie it in the bottom of the 12th with three runs of their own. And a runner thrown out at the plate prevented NC from winning it 13-12. Now in the top of the 13th and FAU just hit a double. Game’s on ESPNU

  3. theREALkevin June 4th, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Also in the top of the 9th, the last 4 runs FAU scored were a two out grand slam

  4. berniebaseball June 4th, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Can’t say enough about Overbay. Who knew? Hope Tex gets it going too. I feel like Lyle is the spark this year… no pun intended.

  5. Rich in NJ June 4th, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Overbay recognizes his limitations and tries to stay within them rather than pretending that what once made him successful still works. Tex should take note.

  6. Jerkface June 4th, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Overbay recognizes his limitations and tries to stay within them rather than pretending that what once made him successful still works. Tex should take note.

    This doesnt make sense. First Overbays not really more successful than Teixeira on the whole and two didn’t Tex do just that when he said he realizes he has limitations and he accepts them? And didn’t we all get annoyed because he wasn’t trying to improve them?

  7. Jerkface June 4th, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Also Overbay has hit .250/.300/.450 vs RHP since May 1st. They have to keep him around as tex insurance and because his good play to this point means he deserves it, but if he is fading back to Overbay of any time in recent memory then he’ll be on the cutting room floor in a month.

  8. Nick in SF June 4th, 2013 at 7:02 am

    The still morning air
    faint echo of a shock blow
    Teix message received

  9. upstate kate June 4th, 2013 at 7:10 am

    good morning all
    happy to see Yankees win
    and Nick’s morning post

  10. blake June 4th, 2013 at 7:26 am

    Is that a haiku?

  11. blake June 4th, 2013 at 7:32 am

    I knew all along that Tex could do it

  12. upstate kate June 4th, 2013 at 7:32 am

    yes silly

  13. 86w183 June 4th, 2013 at 8:02 am

    I guess we can postpone the funeral for Teixeira’s LH swing?

    Overbay in RF is sorta scary. Would rather have Boesch out there.

  14. upstate kate June 4th, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Overbay in RF is scary, but he and Adams have been 2 of the bright spots of this team, and I am happy to see him get the opportunity to play.

  15. MTU June 4th, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Greetings to the Breakfast Club.

  16. 86w183 June 4th, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Morning MTU —-

    How strange was that with Overbay in RF? Those two long runs on foul balls were hysterical. A gapper the other way on the next pitch might have killed him!

    Hope we don’t see that too often.

  17. MTU June 4th, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Looking for Mr. Phelps to get back on the beam tonight.

    He needs to deliver a quality start.

    I hope he can do it.

  18. MTU June 4th, 2013 at 8:23 am

    86-

    It’s definitely strange but it’s a way to try and keep him.

    He’s Tex insurance. Definitely an experiment in progress.

    What might have been almost as strange was seeing Swisher in a Cleveland uni.

  19. blake June 4th, 2013 at 8:27 am

    86w183 says:
    June 4, 2013 at 8:02 am
    I guess we can postpone the funeral for Teixeira’s LH swing?

    No…. It’s still terrible. But he can hit homers with it and that’s good

  20. blake June 4th, 2013 at 8:36 am

    The Angels got swept by the Astros 4 games…..lol

  21. MTU June 4th, 2013 at 8:42 am

    During the ESPN broadcast last night Sutcliffe and Boone were discussing the possibility of the Yankees obtaining Stanton.

    Boone wondered if the Yankees had the chips ?

    Sutcliffe’s reply. Just let them pick anyone they want from the Farm.

    What say you ?

    Would you make any Farm player availble to get Stanton ?

    Say any 3 or 4 of them ?

  22. MTU June 4th, 2013 at 8:47 am

    New one ——>

  23. pkyankfan69 June 4th, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Sanchez + Jose Ramirez + Mason + Austin for Stanton

    I don’t think the Marlins give him up for even that.

  24. upstate kate June 4th, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Yeah, I saw that Astros sweep of the Angels. Also saw that the Cards have the best record in MLB, despite no Pujols.

  25. MTU June 4th, 2013 at 8:53 am

    PK-

    Sutcliffe seemed to think there was a chance the Yankees could snare him if they were willing to open up the Farm.

    That meant he thought that the Yankees might just have enough.

    It would be interesting to find out.


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