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Yankees get scare as Teixeira hit on knee

Posted on: June 7, 2011 7:43 pm
Edited on: June 7, 2011 11:21 pm
 
NEW YORK -- The Yankees feared that they had lost Mark Teixeira for weeks, if not months.

By late Tuesday night, Teixeira was talking about trying to play Wednesday against the Red Sox.

His right knee, hit in the first inning Tuesday by a 90 mph Jon Lester cutter, wasn't broken, as he and others had initially feared. His knee wasn't even wrapped as he stood in the middle of the Yankee clubhouse after a 6-4 loss to the Red Sox that could have been so much worse.

"There's certain guys you can't go without," Alex Rodriguez said. "There's some guys that are irreplaceable."

He was talking about Teixeira, second in the majors with 18 homers (including six in the last 10 games before Tuesday).

The Yankees had reason to fear. The pitch hit Teixeira squarely on his back knee. Worse yet, Teixeira went directly to the ground, screaming out in pain.

"My concern was that he had fractured his kneecap," manager Joe Girardi admitted. Teix has been hit a lot, and I've never seen him show that much pain before. He was in a lot of pain, and that was scary."

Teixeira said he feared the same thing, but that he was lucky that the ball hit between the kneecap and the side of the knee.

"It actually hit me in a lucky place," he said.

And yes, he was talking about playing Wednesday.

"If I'm all right to go, I'm going to go," he said.

Just another crazy night with the Yankees and Red Sox, a night that also included Sox reliever Bobby Jenks leaving with a stiff back, and with Girardi admitting that he wasn't happy that David Ortiz flipped his bat after a fifth-inning home run.

"I didn't really care for it," Girardi said.
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Comments

Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: June 8, 2011 5:45 am
 

Yankees get scare as Teixeira hit on knee

I am a huge Red Sox fan coming from RI.  But I have to agree with Girardi by Ortiz.  But I say that about all the guys who act that way.  Ortiz is paid millions to hit homeruns, don't act like a jerk wehn you do it.
A great coach once said, "when you get in the end zone, act like you have been there before."



Since: Aug 2, 2007
Posted on: June 8, 2011 3:04 am
 

Yankees get scare as Teixeira hit on knee

Tomorrow AJ will get someone! Both team will get a warning and thats that. But some1 has to get it!!
Joe G is not a Punk like Torre either so i think we will see Gonzalez take 1. Or the Midget Dustin P. Dont matter really LOL!



Since: Aug 2, 2007
Posted on: June 8, 2011 3:00 am
 

Yankees get scare as Teixeira hit on knee

Adrain Gonzalez Better get 1 High And Tight Tommorw !! I know Burnett will not have a problem with it
I hope Joe G Lets him get some revenge.  They better hit someone even if its the Dwarf Pedroia!
I would like to see Gonzalez get it but I will settle  LOL! Even Crawford!!! Just hit em
Dont tell me the Tex hit was a mistake, It was a bad cutter but he has better control then that.

GET EM AJ!!



Since: Feb 6, 2010
Posted on: June 8, 2011 12:26 am
 

Yankees get scare as Teixeira hit on knee

Gonzalez will get his tomorrow.



Since: Sep 24, 2010
Posted on: June 7, 2011 11:54 pm
 

Yankees get scare as Teixeira hit on knee

your an idiot and your crap team is going to be sitting at home in October watching the red sox win another world series.



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2011 11:29 pm
 

Yankees get scare as Teixeira hit on knee

Aww poor Girardi didn't care for Ortiz flipping his bat. Shut your damn mouth, Girardi, no one cares what you have to say about anything.



Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: June 7, 2011 10:09 pm
 

Teixeira hit on right knee, leaves game

Just got back Hamilton and Hendrick and now this happens to Teixeira.  Luckily I drafted good back ups, because my starting line up has yet to play one game together.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 9:57 pm
 

Teixeira hit on right knee, leaves game

No problem, hit Crawford in the lower back and Pedroia as well as Tex is worth both of them together.



Since: Jan 18, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2011 9:42 pm
 

Teixeira hit on right knee, leaves game

LIKE



Since: Sep 19, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 9:08 pm
 

Teixeira hit on right knee, leaves game

Shut the fuck up.


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