July 12, 2013

Schadenfreude 163 (A Continuing Series)

Mark Feinsand, Daily News:
Jeter, who started as the designated hitter and batted second, was pinch-hit for in the eighth inning after feeling tightness in his right quad after his third at-bat in the fifth inning. The Yankees sent him for an MRI to determine the extent of the injury, although results were not expected to be announced until Friday.
Bill Madden, Daily News:
When, in his next scheduled at-bat, in the eighth inning, Jeter was nowhere to be seen in the Yankee dugout and Brett Gardner, who was on the bench because of his own right lower leg injury, was sent up to pinch-hit, you could almost hear the collective "uh-oh" throughout the Stadium. Maybe it was because he'd gotten only 2½ hours' sleep after driving back from Scranton Wilkes-Barre to New York in the wee hours Thursday, but Jeter seemed to have an air of resignation about him as he addressed the media afterward, detailing the strained quad he had suffered, apparently after his third at-bat. He had undergone an MRI, the results of which weren't known yet, and whether his return to action will be short-lived was uncertain.
Joel Sherman, Post:
The Yankees keep waiting for the cavalry, except the cavalry keeps breaking down. They never get whole, they just hit another hole. Strains, sprains and pains — and few gains.

The Yankees are in fourth place, 6 GB the Red Sox, who lead the majors with 57 wins.

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