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10/11/2009-10:03pm at 10:03 pm (UTC -4)
Yeah, yeah, I know it’s the Twinkies BUT this series is more proof that as much as I hate
the yankees,Derek Jeter is the smartest,most clutch player I’ve seen in my 35+ yrs as a
die-hard baseball fan and THE reason(along with their closer)they’ve been as good as they’ve
been the past 15yrs. We could all name many a power hitter or #1 Pitcher BUT as I’ve said
many times before, if I’m starting a team and have the first pick,I’m taking #2,the SS of
the hated NY yankees. You can put up and site any stats you want BUT this guy ALWAYS makes
the right play at the most important time in the most important of situations.
Like I’ve said all year about the phillies, I may not like them BUT certain teams and
players you just have to respect if you’re a baseball fan. Jeter has been a thorn in the
side of the AL and both the Mets and their fans BUT the guy is a truly great player.
10/11/2009-10:04pm at 10:04 pm (UTC -4)
Should have read “cite” not “site”.
10/11/2009-11:43pm at 11:43 pm (UTC -4)
I agree with you Fong….and I still remember his damn homer in Game 5 of the Worst World Series Ever.
May the Angels have it in them…
10/12/2009-9:36am at 9:36 am (UTC -4)
Actually, I see this a Jeter doing his job. That’s what a good fielder with good baseball instincts is suppose to do. He gets the ball, he sees the runner heading for home, he fires the ball there. That’s how you’re suppose to play the game, and he does it very well.
As far as that ‘clutch’ hitting, I have to agree that Jeter rarely fails at that.
10/11/2009-11:09pm at 11:09 pm (UTC -4)
Where have we seen this before?
10/11/09 10:45 PM ET
“MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota ran itself out of the playoffs on Sunday night with none out in the eighth inning of the Yankees’ 4-1 win over the Twins in Game 3 of the American League Division Series.
On Denard Span’s single up the middle, gloved by Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, Nick Punto rounded third base and started heading to the plate. Punto opened the inning with a double to left-center off New York reliever Phil Hughes, who replaced Joba Chamberlain to start the frame.
Jeter quickly tossed the ball to catcher Jose Posada, who nailed Punto diving back headfirst into third base.
Television replays clearly showed Twins third-base coach Scott Ullger giving Punto the red light, but to no avail.
With Span on first, Hughes and Mariano Rivera closed out the inning.
It was the Twins’ third baserunning gaffe in the past two games.
In Game 2 on Friday night at Yankee Stadium, Carlos Gomez fell while rounding second on a base hit by Matt Tolbert, costing the Twins a decisive run in a game they lost, 4-3, in 11 innings, when right fielder Nick Swisher tossed the ball to Jeter. Delmon Young was a few steps from home when the tag on Gomez was applied, negating the run.
And in the fifth inning on Sunday night, Michael Cuddyer, running from first, headed back to the bag when a one-hop single to right by Jason Kubel skipped by second baseman Robinson Cano. Cuddyer was forced out at second on Swisher’s throw.
Barry M. Bloom is a national reporter for MLB.com.”
10/11/2009-11:18pm at 11:18 pm (UTC -4)
well, with Happ doing his ollie impression (76 pitches,4 Ks and 5 hits with 2BBs in 3 innings) the roxs might just have a chance.
10/11/2009-11:22pm at 11:22 pm (UTC -4)
That is why I was really ticked that the twins pulled off the miracle to get into the playoffs. Talk about a team the stankees own.
Not that the tigers would likely have done any better, but at least there was the hope for a replay of 2006 (at least on the AL side).
hopefully the Angels put up a better fight. At least they are unlikely to play like the bad news bears.
and for a change, the yanks wont have the advantage of getting a team that is burnt from playing. Both teams will be on an even basis as to rest.
10/12/2009-6:08am at 6:08 am (UTC -4)
F#$%! All we can hope for now is that Jimenez comes up big. Let’s go Angels and Dodgers/Rockies!
10/12/2009-8:29am at 8:29 am (UTC -4)
Someone please tell Michael Baron of Mattsblog that a LFer’s error total is about the last indication of why kind of fielder he is. Holliday’s gaffe the other day and Bay’s error total aside, Bay is not half the defensive player that is Holliday. And the UZR/150 can’t be that far off (career -7.7 to +6.2 for Holliday with two fantastic seasons for Holliday in Colorado).
10/12/2009-9:19am at 9:19 am (UTC -4)
LOL, you beat me to it. Fenway made Manny look like a decent OF.
Seriously, so the guy did not make a charged error in Boston and Holliday made a bad one in St. Louis so obviously Bay is a better fielder.
10/12/2009-9:33am at 9:33 am (UTC -4)
Haha, I thought the exact same thing while reading that.
Baron didn’t even mention how much more ground to cover there is in Citi Field…which is incredibly important!
10/12/2009-10:25am at 10:25 am (UTC -4)
The shameful Wilpons are trying to pass the blame for the Jose Reyes saga to the Dodgers’ doctors (no wonder why Manuel feels justified on blaming Ryan Church for everything):
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