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Pregame notes: “All of a sudden, I was all over the place”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 18, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Carlos Beltran

Here’s the way Carlos Beltran remembers the chain of events.

Off the bat, he thought he had a chance to catch that foul fly ball last night. Because of the roof, he didn’t want to take his eye off the ball long enough to check for the short wall in foul territory, but he also had to run all out.

“Then, all of a sudden, I was all over the place,” Beltran said.

His left knee hit the wall first. Then he flipped over. Then his right hand hit the ground. Then his left shoulder. Beltran’s sore today, but he also said he feels lucky. MRIs on his shoulder and wrist revealed no damage, he’s just a little banged up.

“I saw (the video) yesterday,” Beltran said. “I was pretty over the top. I’m lucky. Honestly, I am lucky, yeah. I laughed after, but I was like man, you know what, this could have been pretty bad. Thank God, I was able to walk and play the game.”

Beltran’s not taking batting practice today, and Joe Giradri said he likely wouldn’t even use Beltran as a pinch hitter. It was a nasty spill by a guy the Yankees are really counting on as a productive middle-of-the-order bat. They’re not going to take many chances with him.

“We were pretty concerned when we saw him hit the wall,” Girardi said. “He didn’t slow up, he didn’t have a chance to brace himself. The wall got to him quicker than he thought. The news we got today, we’re pretty lucky.”

Yankees Rays Baseball· Five at-bats and five innings in the field for Mark Teixiera in today’s extended spring training game. “Another good day,” Teixeira told The AP. “Couldn’t be happier with how it’s progressing.” Giradri said Teixeira will play seven innings tomorrow. He’s still on schedule to be activated on Sunday.

· No problem for Brian Roberts, just getting a day off after running around a lot yesterday. Girardi said he wants to be pretty cautious with Roberts in these first few days back from the back injury. Easy to do that now while the team has so many options at second base.

· Sounds like Vidal Nuno is the likely starter for Sunday’s game, but that’s assuming the Yankees don’t need him today or tomorrow. Girardi said Nuno could go 75 pitches.

· By the way, I wonder if Nuno pitching multiple innings on Sunday could leave him as the odd man out when Dave Robertson comes off the disabled list on Tuesday. Might want to keep Cesar Cabral to help out against the Red Sox in Boston, and Nuno probably wouldn’t be available until Thursday at the earliest.

· Speaking of the Red Sox series, Masahiro Tanaka is on schedule to start Tuesday’s series opener followed by Michael Pineda on Wednesday and CC Sabathia on Thursday. Monday is a scheduled off day.

· Dave Robertson went through PFP today with no problems. He’s still on track to pitch an extended spring training inning tomorrow.

· Dellin Betances is not expected to be available tonight. Girardi said he’d check with him, but it seems like a long shot that he would actually pitch.

· Brendan Ryan played in a simulated game today. He told the AP that he hopes to be activated in 10 days to two weeks. “It’s nice to be almost a player again,” Ryan said. “It’s coming along great.”

· The starting pitchers have started taking batting practice in anticipation of the upcoming series in Milwaukee. “I heard Michael Pineda was quite impressive,” Girardi said. “I heard Tanaka was pretty good too. I don’t need to encourage these things.”

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21 Responses to “Pregame notes: “All of a sudden, I was all over the place””

  1. joeman April 18th, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Remember when thirty seemed so old
    Now lookin’ back, it’s just a steppin’ stone
    To where we are, where we’ve been
    Said we’d do it all again
    Remember when

  2. bbb51 April 18th, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Dellin Betances is not expected to be available tonight. Girardi said he’d check with him, but it seems like a long shot that he would actually pitch.

    It’s a long shot every day…

  3. ecc16 April 18th, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I’m still kind of lost on this. Why do we need an extra starting pitcher?

  4. Yankee Trader April 18th, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Beltran left shoulder, right wrist. It might have been nice for the only two people sitting there, the Usher and Poiceman to help him up.

  5. Yankee Trader April 18th, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    According to a report from The Score, Ellsbury is one of baseball’s fastest players.

    It takes the 30-year-old 4.04 seconds to run from home to first, the report said. That’s just faster than the Rangers’ Elvis Andruws (4.14 seconds).

    Still, it’s behind five other speeders: the Angels’ Mike Trout (3.97 seconds); the Brewers’ Jean Segura (3.91 seconds); the Dodgers’ Dee Gordon (3.85 seconds); and the Reds’ Billy Hamilton.

    The article failed to mention Hamilton’s time.

  6. Jerkface April 18th, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Why would Betances be unavailable? He is a reliever. He should be able to throw 26 pitches and then pitch the next day.

  7. joeman April 18th, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Yankee Trader April 18th, 2014 at 6:29 pm
    According to a report from The Score, Ellsbury is one of baseball’s fastest players.

    It takes the 30-year-old 4.04 seconds to run from home to first, the report said. That’s just faster than the Rangers’ Elvis Andruws (4.14 seconds).

    Still, it’s behind five other speeders: the Angels’ Mike Trout (3.97 seconds); the Brewers’ Jean Segura (3.91 seconds); the Dodgers’ Dee Gordon (3.85 seconds); and the Reds’ Billy Hamilton.

    The article failed to mention Hamilton’s time.
    ————————————————-
    I just like to watch Ells play all facets of his game

  8. mick April 18th, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    The article failed to mention Hamilton’s time.
    ======
    what about gardy?

  9. bbb51 April 18th, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    mick April 18th, 2014 at 6:34 pm
    The article failed to mention Hamilton’s time.
    ======
    what about gardy?

    What about Cano? :evil:

  10. Yankee Trader April 18th, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Mick

    Only listed those Six

    http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/.....-baseball/

  11. pete2 April 18th, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Thank god for the rainout causing Tanaka to be moved back to catch the Red Sox. Looking forward to that game. Tanaka is what the Red Sox hoped Daisuke would be.

    FYI, here is a summary olf Daisuke and Tanaka performance in their first 3 games

    Daisuke IP 20, H 17, ERA 2.79, FIP 2.39, ERA+ 191, HR 1 , K 24, BB 5
    Tanaka IP 22, H 15, ERA 2.05, FIP 1.96, ERA+ 195, K 28, BB 2

    The K rate is basically the same if you account for the higher K rate in 2014 than in 2007 (over 15% higher)

    No BP for Beltran and MRI on wrist and shoulder. Must be pretty sore,

  12. Yankee Trader April 18th, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Hamilton at 3.83 seconds. All of them beat Prince Fielder to first. Check out the link. :)

  13. pete2 April 18th, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    ecc16 April 18th, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I’m still kind of lost on this. Why do we need an extra starting pitcher?
    ===================

    The double header meant Tanaka would only be on 3 days rest as this is his turn in the rotation. Since Pineda would also be on 3 days rest no choice.

  14. I Am Winning April 18th, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    So far this season, my top three players to look out for are CC, Reissues, and Robertson. If I told everyone here they would all have career years this season, I don’t think a single person wouldn’t agree that the playoffs are inevitable.

    Tex needs to return and stay healthy and hit like we know he can hit. It’s been too long.

    Robertson needs to return, stay healthy, and step up in the closer role.

    As for CC, he needs to regain pre chip removal form. He’s still a workhorse but can he keep the ERA down and give us another 20 win season?

  15. I Am Winning April 18th, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Teixeira**

    Wow. Terribke auto correct.

  16. pat April 18th, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Mets
    The #Mets have acquired RHP Zack Thornton & a player to be named later from the Pirates in exchange for Ike Davis.

  17. bbb51 April 18th, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Revenge of Stoneburner April 18th, 2014 at 4:14 pm
    From ESPN insider (sub required)

    Robinson Cano’s power outage
    A new approach has sapped the All-Star of his pop thus far in Seattle

    http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb…..riners-mlb

    Why does Cano have a new approach? He shouldn’t.

  18. pete2 April 18th, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    bbb51 April 18th, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Revenge of Stoneburner April 18th, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Why does Cano have a new approach? He shouldn’t.
    ==========================

    SAFECO in his head or he realizes he can’t hit the long ball now that he has stopped the “supplements” after locking up his big deal

  19. chicken_stanley April 18th, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Relegated to the Jay’s radio feed tonight…ugh!!… if I can just make it till dark maybe I can pull in a signal from the fan!

  20. bbb51 April 18th, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    He shouldn’t change the approach that has worked for him for all these years. So he might lose a few HR in Safeco, big deal.

  21. create your own nikes July 30th, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    thank you for share!

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