Sadly, Derek Jeter will force the Yankees to yank him from the infield, literally rip the uniform off his increasingly creaky body. He won’t go quietly.
We now know that Derek Jeter isn’t going to ride to the rescue. But Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano still have a chance. Yankees fans just might embrace them both if it happens.
The Red Sox invited fans to be seated by 7:30 p.m. for the tribute, adding that some tickets are still available. The game is scheduled to start at 8:05 p.m.
The Yankees and Orioles meet for the final time this year to close out a four-game series at Camden Yards, with 13-game loser Phil Hughes making his return to the rotation for New York.
Give Girardi this. At least he cares. He may be misguided at times, but he leaves little doubt on the field as to where he stands with his team
Joe Girardi didn’t seem interested in shedding any light on the first-inning fracas that had Orioles manager Buck Showalter angry and emptied both dugouts.
“It’s a tough loss, there’s no doubt about it,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “But we have to bounce back. You can’t feel sorry for yourself.”
New York, coming off a three-game sweep of the White Sox, has clawed its way back into contention in the American League. And look who’s on tap: the rival Boston Red Sox.
The Mets fan already knows where his team will be on Halloween. And soon they will be joined by some overpriced, pinstriped clowns across the river.
Curtis Granderson hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning and the Yankees avoided a three-game sweep by defeating the Rays 3-2 on Sunday.
“I think that’s behind us now,” Rodriguez said. “I’ve shut everything down. I want everything to be 100 percent on baseball and that’s what I want my guys to focus on.”
Don’t look now, but the Yankees just may be putting themselves in a position to make a run at the playoffs.
Adding to the intrigue: Lackey is scheduled to start Saturday’s game against Rodriguez and the Yankees in Boston.
Cy Young? Maybe, maybe not. But Hiroki Kuroda has pitched well enough to dream. And Matt Harvey’s season speaks for itself. It would be nice if the year ended with a little positive history.
“In a pennant race, he’s a guy that you don’t want in the lineup,” Longoria said. “So looking at it from that perspective and that perspective only, I don’t think it’s fair that we can’t have an arbitrator hear the case sooner.”