I’m in the car after celebrating Michael’s birthday, but I watched the game before we left and it was great to see Jeter back in pinstripes, if only symbolically.
He legged out that single in the first inning and scored the Yankees’ first run, and while he didn’t get the ball out of the infield it’s totally understandable. He was rusty. He was still rehabbing. He was tired from not having slept the night before.
What’s disconcerting is the quad strain. Tomorrow’s MRI will tell the tale, but why was he rushed back so soon? The same thing happened when Youkilis came back too soon and look where he is now. Maybe it’s “just a strain” and all will be well. Fingers crossed.
Andy hasn’t looked good, especially in early innings and on bunt attempts. Is he “done?” I don’t think so. But with the emergence of Nova and the eventual arrival of Pineda, I’m not worried about our pitching.
And how about the offense over the past two games? Not too shabby.
What a weird, weird season so far