As the baseball world waited with baited breath last night, just prior to the start of the Yankees-Rangers game, the announcement finally came down. Derek Jeter was going to be placed on the 15-day disabled list because of his ailing right calf.
It is the first time that the Captain has landed on the DL since 2003, so for now his pursuit of 3,000 hits is on hold. Looking forward, Jeter is scheduled to return no earlier than June 29, which would put him back in the lineup just in time for the Yankees’ trip to Flushing to take on the Mets (July 1st-3rd)
The guys imagined the scenario that would have Jeter collecting hit No. 3,000 at Citi Field — and wondered what kind of ovation he would receive. Boomer emphatically stated that he has no interest in being present should Jeter do it against the Mets, while Craig wrestled with the idea of giving him a standing-O.
On the field, the Yanks beat the Rangers 12-4, a game that saw CC Sabathia win his 8th game and Curtis Granderson belt his league-leading 21st home run (Granderson is tied with Jose Bautista).
As for the Mets, they beat the Braves last night 4-3 and with the win inched a game closer to the elusive .500 mark. Jason Bay had the day off, which may have had something to do with his .207 batting average to go along with his 2 home runs and just 10 RBI’s. Either way, Craig made a lopsided comparison between Bay and Jeter, who are clearly worlds apart…