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On Deck: Jeter returns; fireworks in St. Louis?

Posted on: July 4, 2011 12:06 pm
Edited on: July 4, 2011 1:01 pm
 

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Derek JeterJETER RETURNS: You may have heard by now, but Derek Jeter is on his way back. The Yankee captain is expected to start at shortstop and leadoff for the Yankees today against Cleveland's Josh Tomlin (9-4, 3.86 ERA). Jeter is 2 for 6 lifetime against the right-hander. Jeter hasn't played since leaving a game against the Indians on June 13 with a strained right calf. On June 12, Jeter had two singles off of Tomlin, driving in two runs in a 9-1 Yankee victory. The Yankees are 14-4 in 18 games without Jeter. Yankees at Indians, 6:35 p.m. ET (Follow live)

BAD BLOOD: Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto makes his first start in St. Louis since his part in a benches-clearing brawl last August at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Not only that, he's facing off the same pitcher that started that game for St. Louis, Chris Carpenter. Cueto was suspended seven games after kicking at players after he was pinned against the backstop. Carpenter was among those on the other end of Cueto's spikes and showed off scratches and scrapes on his back. Carpenter said Cueto's actions would have consequences "on the street." We'll see if he goes all 'hood on Cueto when the Reds' pitcher has to bat. The two teams also had words the last time they met, May 15 at Great American Ball Park when Reds closer Francisco Cordero hit Albert Pujols in the ninth inning of the Reds' final game of a three-game sweep. Cardinals backup catcher Gerald Laird, bench coach Joe Pettini and pitching coach Dave Duncan took offense and screamed at Cordero and other Reds players from the bench. Reds at Cardinals, 6:15 p.m. ET (Follow live)

Rays ON TARGET: The Rays have won six of seven games against the Twins this season and all three games played at Target Field. Tampa Bay has won its last five games in Minnesota and have to feel good with David Price on the mound. The All-Star lefty is 8-6 with a 3.43 ERA and is 1-1 with a 1.69 ERA in four appearances all-time (three starts) against the Twins. The Twins counter with lefty Brian Duensing, who is 5-7 with a 4.69 ERA but hast the team's lone win against the Rays this season, allowing two runs on seven hits in seven innings on April 17 at Tropicana Field. Rays at Twins, 2:10 p.m. ET (Follow live)

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:19 am
 

On Deck: Jeter returns; fireworks in St. Louis?

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Since: Jun 4, 2007
Posted on: July 4, 2011 5:42 pm
 

On Deck: Jeter returns; fireworks in St. Louis?

I agree that both teams had a role to play on the night in question.  But you didn't see any Cardinals kicking like a girl with METAL cleats cutting up peoples backs and jacking them in the head did you?  I grew up in Ohio, listening to Marty Brenaman (sp) and Jow Nuxhall on 700 WLW.  I would fall asleep EVERY night in the summer listening to them and then be mad at myself in the morning because I fell asleep before the end of the game.  I moved to Missouri for college and stayed and I must say, Cardinal Nation is a much classier bunch, have a better product and ownership group.  Even Reds fans won't argue how TERRIBLE Marge Schott was for baseball.  Those that do?  How bout this one...."Hitler was good for Germany and the world"....Remember that one?  Just another example of Cincinnatti trash.  Good riddence!



Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: July 4, 2011 5:17 pm
 

On Deck: Jeter returns; fireworks in St. Louis?

LOL, I'm not one to get into fights about this stuff, but I don't get why this continues to be brought up.  Reds don't like the Cardinals, Cardinals don't like the Reds.  Cardinals fans don't like the Reds fans, Reds fans don't like Cardinals fans.  It's that simple.  Who cares, it's a rivalry and it's good for baseball.  And don't even tell me Cardinals had nothing to do with it and the Reds just started it.  Both teams did just as much to instigate all of their fighting and bickering.



Since: May 28, 2009
Posted on: July 4, 2011 3:12 pm
 

On Deck: Jeter returns; fireworks in St. Louis?

Cueto,Phillips,Brennamen(spelling?) acted like punks,and then their fans continue to post that the Cards are the ones responsible for all this.It's a real shame that Votto is subject to play in front of such 2nd rate and class fans.He deserves better.



Since: Jun 4, 2007
Posted on: July 4, 2011 1:41 pm
 

On Deck: Jeter returns; fireworks in St. Louis?

To Cardinal Nation:

I don't know about you guys, but I'm still infuriated with that street thug Cueto and what he did!  Let us not forget he ended the CAREER of Jason LaRue!  If something is done or said to Cueto tonight I would be very dissapointed.  Plunking him in the back his first time up would be a good idea from Carpenter.  Nothing crazy, just a 92 MPH fastball inbetween his numbers.  Then come back with a sweeping curve in his next at bat for a called strike three!  I can see Cueto now, bailing out, thinking that giant curve is coming for his head and trying to get out of the way!!!


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