Posted: April 16th, 2012 | Author: manchingjp | Filed under: Baseball | Tags: 42, albert pujols, Alex Rodriguez, babe ruth, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Dodgers, Civil Rights Movement, Color Barrier, Derek Jeter, Dignity, Instances, Jackie Robinson, Kind Of Man, Limited Time, Major League Baseball, Majors, Mlb, Number 42, Political Concern, Profession, Professional Baseball, Special Kind Of Man, Sports, Stupidity | 3 Comments »
Today, MLB or Major League Baseball is commemorating Jackie Robinson Day, it has been 65 years after Robinsoncracked the color barrier in professional baseball. All coaches and players is going to wear Robinson’s number 42 today.
I actually cannot inform you anything you do not already find out about Jackie Robinson. Probably none of us would ever guess what he underwent, working with extraordinary stupidity each day. Coping with it all with dignity, which takes an incredibly special kind of man. One which is worthy of being commemorated.
Being a player, he was special. He did not get through to the majors – due to the stupidity of the instances – up until the age of 28 yet still he had a ten year profession together with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Normally, sports are merely sports. Jackie Ronbinson however, was more vital than merely baseball. He played a big role in the whole civil rights movement. He altered it from being only a political concern something which individuals could comprehend as more than simply a concept. It’s not easy to think that such a fairly limited time ago the world was very different.
Posted: August 30th, 2011 | Author: JewelleAnn | Filed under: Baseball | Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Bloop, Boston Coach, Boston Red Sox, Cc Sabathia, Derek Jeter, Fenway Park, Floodgates, Game Sequence, Heap, Larry Rothschild, Lefthander, Majors, Miseries, New York Yankees, Ny Yankees, Pitching Coach, Shortstop, Third Baseman, Tuesday Night | No Comments »
The New York Yankees will start a three-game sequence at Fenway Park on Tuesday night with first place in the AL East on the line and with CC Sabathia on the heap.
The Yankees usually like their opportunities with the big lefthander on the hill, although Sabathia is 0-4 with a 7.20 ERA in four starts versus the Boston Red Sox this season and he is only 0-2 with a 6.17 ERA at Fenway Park in 2011.
New York generally has dropped 10 out of its 12 games versus Boston this season. That is portion of the motive the Yankees sit 1 ½ games after the Red Sox title into this sequence.
Therefore, how do you illustrate the struggles of Sabathia against Boston and his command of the rest of the majors? Sabathia finally has 17-3 with a 2.40 ERA against everybody but Boston.
Larry Rothschild, Yankees pitching coach said, “It’s a mistake here or there in the late innings. There are a lot of ground ball hits that just go through, some bloop hits, then something big happens and the floodgates have opened. I don’t think it’s anything monumental that needs to be changed.”
Making the mission of the Yankees extra challenging is the reality that Derek Jeter (knee) the shortstop and Alex Rodriguez (thumb) third baseman are questionable for the game on Tuesday and the whole series.
The Yankees and Sabathia have been not capable to resolve the Red Sox this season. Yet they will get one more opportunity on Tuesday night.
Posted: July 26th, 2011 | Author: JewelleAnn | Filed under: Baseball | Tags: Adam Kennedy, Clubhouse, Conan O Brien, Conan O Brien S, Curtis Granderson, Derek Jeter, Eric Wedge, Former Team, Freddy Garcia, Jason Vargas, Losing Streak, Mark Teixeira, Night Host, Pregame, Rain Delay, Second Deck, Six Games, Slew, Straight Loss, Wrong Side | 4 Comments »
Conan O’Brien’s show was blaring on the TVs in the visitors’ clubhouse after another loss, but there was small laughter. The late night host could take heart, however. There is just one thing that could lift the Mariners’ mood right now.
Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira each homered and drove in three runs, Freddy Garcia stifled his former team, and the Yankees handed Seattle its 16th straight loss with a 10-3 win in the previous night.
Manager Eric Wedge said, “They’re staying together with this thing, it’s just a hell of a thing we’re going through right now. We just got to keep showing up and get back on track.’’
A rain delay of around 1 hour and 57 minutes was the only thing that slowed this loss for Seattle. The game was hardly under way when Teixeira crushed any pregame hopes Seattle had of jumping out untimely and snapping the streak, striking an uncommon homer into the second deck in left field after Curtis Granderson walked in the first. Jeter hit his first homer in the third since linking for strike No. 3,000 July 9.
Five Yankees has RBIs in the fourth versus Jason Vargas with 6-9, an inning in which the Mariners created two mistakes and were on the wrong side of what came out to be a missed call at first base – one of two calls to go against Seattle.
Adam Kennedy, who created a mistake in the fourth that, said, “You don’t blame things. But it’s true, when things are going bad that’s what happens.’’
After getting 29 runs in the previous six games and so far breaking the 1992 record of franchise of 14 losses in a row, the Mariners went down humbly versus Garcia with 9-7.
“Garcia said regarding being the one to lose to a team on a losing streak, “You don’t want to be the guy.”
On July 5, the Mariners were at .500, 2 ½ games reverse in the AL West and an early-season shock. Their slew is the highest in the majors since Kansas City lost 19 in a row in 2005.
Posted: July 11th, 2011 | Author: JewelleAnn | Filed under: Baseball | Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Blow Man, Bullpen, Consecutive Seasons, Dearth, Decimation, Derek Jeter, Dr Christopher, Dr Lee, Joe Gerardi, Knee Surgery, Laggards, Meniscus Tear, No Doubt, Orthopedic Surgeon, Phil Hughes, Robinson Cano, Team Physician, Wrigley Field, Yankee Clubhouse | No Comments »
The news discouraged the laggards in the Yankee clubhouse who had not previously ran out the door to the All-Star break.
Alex Rodriguez requires surgery on his sore right knee.
He will undertake an arthroscopic process today at the University of Miami to repair a small tear of his meniscus. Rodriguez will miss from four to six weeks.
Dr. Lee Kaplan, Miami-based orthopedic surgeon will do the surgery.
Robinson Cano said, “It’s a huge blow, man. To lose a guy like him, that’s the kind of guy you really need in your lineup, a guy who puts up good numbers, a guy who produces. A guy a pitcher doesn’t want to face. It’s a big, big loss to lose a guy like him.”
Rodriguez made a decision Sunday to have the surgery after being examined by Kaplan and talking about his alternatives with team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad. The tear had been found in an MRI on Friday after Joe Gerardi recognized Rodriguez was not driving the ball and teammates commented that he was not running normally.
Rodriguez had hit .321 with nine RBI in the 14 games ever since he injured his knee last June 19 running the bases at Wrigley Field.
He has not hit a home run since June 11, a span of 85 at bats, the highest single-season dearth of his profession. The 14-time All Star has hit a minimum of 30 home runs in 13 consecutive seasons, but as only 13 this year in 305 at-bats. He is striking .295 with 52 RBI this season.
The failure of the Yankees’ cleaning striker until early to middle of August is a blow to a group that created it to the All-Star break having endured without Derek Jeter for 18 games and starter Phil Hughes for 2 ½ months. It as well dealt with the decimation of its bullpen because of injuries.
Girardi said in a report, “There’s no doubt we’re going to miss him, but we need to find a way. As I’ve said several times already this year, some people are going to have to step up. Up to this point, this team has.”
He did not recognize if Rodriguez would go back in four weeks or would be competent to just do baseball activities in that timeframe.
Rodriguez talked about the injury with CC Sabathia, who has double experienced a meniscus tear in his knee.
Sabathia said, “We definitely want him in the lineup, but we want him to be right, and he wasn’t the past couple of days.”
He felt healthy after around four weeks following surgery, he added. However, that might not interpret to a position player.
Sabathia said, “Playing third is a lot different than pitching. Running the bases is a lot different than pitching. Swinging the bat and having to be driving the ball is a lot different.”
Eduardo Nunez will fill in at third base, as he did this weekend.
He said, “I feel bad for him. You never want to see a teammate hurt. If they need me, I can do it.”
Posted: July 6th, 2011 | Author: JewelleAnn | Filed under: Baseball | Tags: 3 Strikes, All Star, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Indians Pitcher, Committal, Derek Jeter, First Appearance, Followers, Four Games, Game Sequence, Hiatus, Joe Girardi, Major Leaguer, Nerves, New York Yankees, Opening Day, Seventh Inning, Tampa Bay Rays, Yankee Stadium, Yankees Shortstop | No Comments »
The New York Yankees did not get a hit until the seventh inning. Derek Jeter is still coming up.
The Yankees shortstop and his quest for 3,000 strikes were back after a 20-day hiatus, yet Cleveland Indians pitcher Josh Tomlin kept Jeter six hits away and the Yankees at bay for most of the night in a 6-3 victory.
Jeter, who is attempting to turn into the 28th major leaguer and first Yankees player to reach 3,000 said, “I don’t think he threw a ball over the middle of the plate all day.”
Jeter added he was tensed in his first appearance after time on the disabled record with a strained right calf.
Jeter, who erred, flied out, grounded out and lined out, said, “Nothing physical. Presently nerves from not having played in a while. It was kind of like opening day.”
Jeter added after the game that he felt good enough to play once more, although Joe Girardi said he would not build that choice until he talked with Jeter.
This year, Jeter is an All-Star, voted in by his followers to begin the game next week in Phoenix, but was non-committal about playing there.
The Yankees went 14-4 and went back to first place without Jeter.
The Yankees went home for four games against the Tampa Bay Rays before the All-Star break after this three-game sequence. Jeter and Girardi together said they had no intentions to adjust his schedule to increase chances No. 3,000 happens at Yankee Stadium.
Girardi said before the game, “I hope he gets four hits tonight.”
Posted: June 14th, 2011 | Author: JewelleAnn | Filed under: Baseball | Tags: Calf Muscle, Calf Strain, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Indians Game, Derek Jeter, First Baseman, Game Trip, Gut Feeling, Joe Girardi, Left Fielder, Mark Teixeira, Mri Exam, New York Yankees, Sixth Inning, Team Captain, Texas Rangers, Three Games, Yankee Stadium | No Comments »
After five innings after damaging Derek Jeter right calf, he presently strikes shy of 3,000 for his career, left the New York Yankees-Cleveland Indians game Monday.
An MRI exam exposed a Grade 1 injure of the calf muscle. A Grade 1 injure is measured the least harsh on a 1 to 3 scale. The group will choose Tuesday what the following step will be.
Joe Girardi, Yankees manager informed reporters after the game, “You don’t see him come out of games. My gut feeling would be he won’t be out there.”
Girardi said that he was worried concerning his team captain. He added, “Just keep our fingers crossed and hopefully it’s not too serious.”
Girardi informed reporters, “He just walked off the field and you could tell he was done.”
Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner said, “It’s strange to see him leave a game,” according to ESPNNewYork.com. “He pretty much plays through everything.”
Eduardo Nunez changed Jeter at shortstop when the Yankees got the field in the peak of the sixth inning. Jeter finished his evening 1 for 3 with a first-inning single. New York lost the game with 1-0.
The Yankees have three games staying on their present homestand that lasts Thursday against the Texas Rangers. Jeter expects to reach the 3,000 strike mark at Yankee Stadium; however, it stays to be observed how long the injury will stay him out of the lineup. The Yankees leave on a six game trip, three games against Chicago Cubs, followed by three games next to the Cincinnati Reds after Thursday.
Mark Teixeira, first baseman said, “It’s unfortunate, because the fans here were really looking forward to him getting 3,000 at home. We were all, too.”