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Pregame notes: “I just never really looked at it like that”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 13, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Derek Jeter

Well, Derek Jeter said all the things you’d expect him to say about The Flip.

He was simply following his defensive assignment. He doesn’t know (or care, it seems) where that play ranks among his greatest career moments. He doesn’t know (or care, it seems) whether Jeremy Giambi would have been safe had he slid into home plate.

“People always talk about momentum,” Jeter said. “I just never really looked at it like that. It was a big moment in that game. It stopped them from tying the score. But there was like two more games after that.”

Today’s edition of the San Jose Mercury News call The Flip, “the most iconic defensive play ever by a shortstop.” Pretty cool graphic to go with the story, too. I tend to think The Flip is the most defining play of Jeter’s career — better than The Dive, the Mr. November home run, or No. 3,000 — but that’s just me. It really doesn’t matter where you rank it or if you rank it. A great play in a huge moment during a must-win game. Unforgettable in this stadium or any other.

Gerry David, Michael PinedaJust to expand quickly on a few things mentioned earlier…

• Girardi said it’s been roughly two weeks since Michael Pineda’s setback, and he should be playing catch “fairly shortly.” That said, the Yankees have to go through all the steps of throwing bullpens and facing hitters and getting into rehab games. That’s why it will be another month and a half before any realistic chance of getting Pineda back in the rotation. “I would think August is probably realistic,” Girardi said. “You’ve got to build him up. That’s the problem.” Girardi stressed that there’s been no additional setback. The Yankees are simply giving Pineda more rest this time than they did last time.

• Why not bring up Francisco Cervelli immediately? “We don’t think the (Double-A) at-bats hurt him,” Girardi said. “Brian McCann is going to play the next three days here, that’s my plan. For him just to sit and not get the at-bats doesn’t make a lot of sense, and we think the at-bats will help him.”

• Why sit Yangervis Solarte today? “Solo just looks like he could use a day off,” Girardi said. “He scuffled a little bit in Seattle with a lot of ground balls, and sometimes that can be a sign of fatigue or just needing a day. And I just decided to give him a day.”

• No real concern about Jacoby Ellsbury being back in the lineup after being pulled from last night’s game with a tight hip. “He said he would text us today if he thought he needed a day,” Girardi said. “It was 2:30 and we hadn’t received anything (so the lineup was posted). … He came in and said he feels good.”

• Heath Bell heading to Triple-A is a kind of see-what-he-can-do experiment. “This guy has had success,” Girardi said. “He’s been a closer who has pitched in high-level situations. We’ll see if he can help us.”

• Speaking of guys like that, Girardi said he’s not exactly sure what Andrew Bailey is up to. He might have thrown a side the other day, but Girardi really wasn’t positive. “He’s still a ways away,” Girardi said.

• By the way, parking was kind of a nightmare even four hours before first pitch. Apparently tonight’s game is sold out. I’m honestly not sure I’ve ever seen anything close to a sold-out game in this ballpark, but it could be kind of cool. Combination of the A’s having a good team, the Yankees coming to town and Jeter’s last trip, I suppose, brings the fans to the stadium.

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39 Responses to “Pregame notes: “I just never really looked at it like that””

  1. Missing Cano June 13th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    is pineda even salvageable as a bullpen arm at this point

  2. bigdan22 June 13th, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Re-post:

    Yet another home run for Zoilo. OPS against righties now 1.028. Only one hit for Dugas, but a triple. OPS for the year .883 now.

    Time to get my plan in effect.

  3. bigdan22 June 13th, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Re-post:

    The problem was they didn’t give this injury enough time to heal the first time. Let’s hope this time they get it right.

    If Pineda does come back in August, have to wonder if he can go the a winter league to build up innings for the year. Maybe Instructional League?

    But this def places doubt as to how much he can be relied on next year even if he is healthy. I guess our replacement starters are going to get a longer audition than intended. I hope they and Tanaka/Kuroda can stay healthy

  4. Pat M. June 13th, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    everytim I walk into the Oakland mausoleum I think of my first visit back in may 1975 when the great catfish hunter returned her in a yankee uni. he was so good . and then I also remember Mitchell page and his sensational rookie season in 77. charlie o was a hump but man he treated the fans with great concession deals. bucket of beer and a dog for 2 bucks

  5. UnKnown June 13th, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Don’t Forget Don’t Ever Forget

    AL!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxqileiCgeY

    .365/.500/.808/1.308
    6 homeruns, 5 doubles, 18 rbi in fifteen games

  6. pete22 June 13th, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Wouldn’t Pineda just be sent for a minor league rehab in August?

    Can’t really rely on any young pitcher with less than 4 major league years experience, especially coming off labrum surgery, and even then. Too many injuries. Just have to make sure you have plenty of SP depth

  7. Jerkface June 13th, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    It would be nice to get Pineda into winterball but he has never played there. Honestly I think the Yankees just shut him down.

  8. Tar June 13th, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Enjoy the game Nick. Any other Lohudders in attendance?

  9. Giuseppe Franco June 13th, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Do you have to be a medical professional to have prognosticated 3-4 months ago that whatever they get from a guy who missed the last 2 seasons is a bonus?

  10. ac1 June 13th, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    I am glad the younger guys are getting a shot to start without worrying about losing their spot the next day.

    Whitley has been impressive so far.
    Last year we were clamor ing to give nuno a shot. He has been ok.
    Phelps has scuffled a bit lately but maybe he gets it together.
    Kuroda has improved on a poor start and tanaka is the ace.

    I wish manny was further along because I would love to see him here.

    Either way I feel like even though starting pitching has not been our issue, they will look at starters to bring by trade or release. A healthy cc would be a nice trade deadline addition but I worry if he will ever be close to his old self again.

  11. pkyankfan69 June 13th, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    I just had a few glasses of wine and some Indian food out at dinner… I don’t think I am going to make it through the first inning before I fall asleep… Milk was a bad choice

    Go Yankees!

  12. pkyankfan69 June 13th, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Rangers tie it up!

  13. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    YES Network @YESNetwork ·
    This day in 2010: Jorge became 1st Yank since Dickey to grand slam in back2back games. Watch: http://yesnet.me/JorgeGS

  14. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    pk, you should have followed with Indian mysore coffee. That would have kept you awake. Turkish coffee last night got me through the entire game without nodding off.

  15. chicken_stanley June 13th, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Unknown – cool clip… there goes that man again :)

  16. Tar June 13th, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    pk

    take a little nap and wake up for the second half of the game. If it looks bad go right back to sleep.

  17. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    UnKnown June 13th, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Don’t Forget Don’t Ever Forget

    AL!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxqileiCgeY

    .365/.500/.808/1.308
    6 homeruns, 5 doubles, 18 rbi in fifteen games
    ////

    Mama, there goes that man again! :D

  18. mick June 13th, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    The Flip:

    http://www.mercurynews.com/por.....Id=6024966

  19. Tar June 13th, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Coffe sounds great YF…I may have to fire about the espresso machine.

  20. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    chicken_stanley June 13th, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Unknown – cool clip… there goes that man again :)
    ///

    Free-Range, didn’t realize ya beat me to it! :D Well said, and hear, hear!

    Man I miss Alex

  21. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    ManBan’s velo’s still a little off but generally in the pitches I watched his location looked much better tonight. He was efficient, no walks and had 4 GO. Here’s hoping the arm stays healthy and unfatigued going forward.

  22. chicken_stanley June 13th, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    JAP – lol! sorry about that; I think I jumped line :)

  23. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    yankeefeminista June 13th, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    YES Network @YESNetwork ·
    This day in 2010: Jorge became 1st Yank since Dickey to grand slam in back2back games. Watch: http://yesnet.me/JorgeGS
    ////

    You guys are killin’ me! :D

  24. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Tar, sounds like a plan; the Turkish worked really well last night. I got it from this Persian restaurant I sometimes dine at. However, tonight I drank less lethal stuff, so we shall see.

  25. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Nah, Freddy, UnKnown deserves the love for coining that!!!

    Still hear that in Janis Joplin’s Southern Comfort-soaked voice :D

  26. Hankflorida June 13th, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Phelps has to keep this game close hoping that the ump has a wide strike zone. He has to forget about the pitch count and not give in. The pen is rested and five scoreless will be good enough tonight. In this spacious ballpark, I can see our three banjo hitters playing the outfield and try to manufacture runs.

  27. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    LOL Free-range, you are a bird of many feathers. Thanks for the highlights, Unknown. Man, were we good.

  28. blake June 13th, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    I would have probably rested Jeter tonight…..bad matchup for him and if the yanks have any shot of winnig this game it’s gonna have to be low scoring and phelps needs all the defensive help he can get.

  29. Tar June 13th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Thanks Unknown and Yf for the links. I enjoyed them both. J ALfred I am with you I miss Alex. I really hope he gets healthy and has a couple good years left.

  30. jmills June 13th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Alfred, Alomar is #1

  31. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Jeter doesn’t need rest; Jeter’s en fuego!

  32. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    The Pineda news is like no news but it still really sucks.

    Rich in NJ’s injury matrix re pitchers under 26 prescient, sadly.

  33. yankeefeminista June 13th, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    jmills, get to NY by Tuesday and I will personally take you to the Tankees-Jays game. That should be a fun series.

  34. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    jmills June 13th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Alfred, Alomar is #1
    ///

    Second only to the Seattle second baseman ;)

  35. J. Alfred Prufrock June 13th, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Tar June 13th, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Thanks Unknown and Yf for the links. I enjoyed them both. J ALfred I am with you I miss Alex. I really hope he gets healthy and has a couple good years left.
    ///

    Would be sweet as hell if Alex comes back and rakes.

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