For a moment, it felt like nobody could breathe, nobody could move. This baseball basilica, which shook with life and with energy barely an hour before, was suddenly, sullenly silent. ...Daily News:
The Captain was on the ground. ...
Suddenly, impossibly, this wasn't going to be about a game lost, but something far deeper, far graver. The Tigers won the game 6-4 ... That's minor, though. That's get-em-again-tomorrow stuff.
This was something else. Jhonny Peralta hit a ball to Derek Jeter in the top of the 12th. Jeter dove for the ball. And never got up. He rolled on the ground, flipped the ball aside. And was in pain. Real pain. ...
There was no laughing this one off. Jeter couldn't put any weight on his leg. He was carried off the field. Carried off the field? You'd sooner see Jeter wear a Red Sox hat onto a field then get carried off one, unless absolutely necessary.
This, clearly, was absolutely necessary.
And so this is what the Yankees must deal with now: a Jeter who has a broken ankle, and a 0-1 deficit to the Tigers, and a star player, Robinson Cano, now 0-for-his-last-22, and an iconic one, Alex Rodriguez, who for the fourth straight game was either pinch hit for or kept on the bench entirely.
The Yankees had several opportunities against Fister, loading the bases in the first, second and sixth innings. But they stranded all nine men on base, putting on another dreadful display of situational hitting.Post:
In five steps that appeared routine but weren't, Derek Jeter went from Captain Clutch to Captain Gone and the Yankees’ chances of getting to the World Series likely evaporated into the chilled air of an early autumn evening.
Not only did the Yankees suffer an excruciating 6-4 loss in 12 innings to the Tigers in Game 1 of the ALCS last night in front of 47,122 at Yankee Stadium, Jeter fractured his left ankle going for a Jhonny Peralta ground ball in the 12th inning when the winners scored twice off David Phelps. ...
"It's crushing. You go from the highest of highs to losing the game and having our heart and soul snatched away from us," Derek Lowe said.