Tag:Derek Jeter
Posted on: October 20, 2010 11:10 am
Edited on: October 21, 2010 10:31 am

The day in NY tabloids

As you'd expect, the New York media is all over the Yankees after a second consecutive blowout loss at Yankee Stadium.

Today's New York Post back cover has a supplicating Derek Jeter with the headline "HELP US!" followed by "Loss has Yanks praying for CC to save them."

Inside, the lead for the main Yankees story begins: "Measure the toes, initial the tags and clear space in the morgue. The Yankees are nine innings away from self-inflicted baseball death."

The folks at the Daily News, as they are wont to do, take a more positive spin, declaring that "IT AIN'T OVER!"

Columnist Mike Lupica had this to say:"So it has come to this for the Yankees , after the Texas Rangers threw them down another flight of stairs, trying to throw them all the way out to 161st St., all the way into next season. ...

"The Yankees have not just been beaten three straight, they have been embarrassed. A rich-slapping in their case. They have looked nothing at all like the champions of the world."

If the Yankees lose again today, that grinding sound you'll hear will be Big Apple scribes sharpening their hatchets.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: October 18, 2010 6:56 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:29 am

Rangers-Yankees ALCS Game 3 breakdown

The American League Championship Series moves to Yankee Stadium for the matchup we've all been waiting for -- Cliff Lee vs. Andy Pettitte, the future Yankee vs. the consumate Yankee. (All stats from the regular season.)

Texas Rangers

Postseason stats: Hitting /Pitching

1. Elvis Andrus, SS
overall: .265/.342/.301 in 588 AB, 32 SB
vs. NYY: .233/.324/.333 in 30 AB
on road: .268/.354/.292 in 284 AB,
against LHP: .268/.341/.301 in 153 AB

2. Michael Young, 3B
overall: .284/.330/.444 in 656 AB, 21 HR
vs. NYY: .306/.306/.389 in 36 AB
on road: .260/.299/.380 in 334 AB
against LHP: .322/.374/.497 in 171 AB, 6 HR

3. Josh Hamilton, CF
overall: .359/.411/.633 in 518 AB, 32 HR
vs. NYY: .250/.286/.400 in 20 AB
on road: .327/.382/.512 in 254 AB, 10 HR
against LHP: .271/.331/.458 in 166 AB

Cliff Lee 4. Vladimir Guerrero, DH
overall: .300/.345/.496 in 593 AB, 29 HR
vs. NYY: .250/.286/.313 in 32 AB
on road: .284/.336/.461 in 282 AB, 13 HR
against LHP: .338/.395/.536 in 151 AB, 7 HR

5. Nelson Cruz, LF
overall: .318/.374/.576 in 399 AB, 22 HR
vs. NYY: .250/.294/.563 in 32 AB, 3 HR
on road: .267/.324/.480 in 202 AB, 9 HR
against LHP: .330/.388/.587 in 109 AB, 21 RBI

6. Ian Kinsler, 2B
overall: .286/.382/.412 in 391 AB
vs. NYY: .400/.571/.500 in 10 AB
on road: .257/.322/.388 in 206 AB
against LHP: .376/.473/.484 in 93 AB

7. Jeff Francoeur, RF
overall: .249/.300/.383 in 454 AB
vs. NYY: .143/.208/.190 in 21 AB
on road: .270/.328/.405 in 237 AB
against LHP: .300/.363/.442 in 120 AB, 4 HR

8. Bengie Molina
overall: .240/.279/.320 in 175 AB
vs. NYY: .111/.273/.111 in 13 AB
on road: .241/.292/.316 in 176 AB
against LHP: .350/.412/.420 in 100 AB

9. Mitch Moreland, 1B
overall: .255/.364/.469 in 145 AB
vs. NYY: .250/.471/.250 in 12 AB, 5 BB
on road: .244/.330/.500 in 86 AB
against LHP: .200/.304/.300 in 20 AB

LHP Cliff Lee
overall: 12-9, 3.18 ERA, 3.23 xFIP, 212 1/3 IP
since joining TEX: 4-6, 3.98 ERA, 3.27 xFIP, 108 2/3 IP
vs. NYY: 3 GS, 23 1/3 IP, 3.09 ERA, 4 BB, 18 K, 8 ER, 2 HR
on road: 7-6, 3.53 ERA, 3.49 xFIP, 112 1/3 IP

X-factor to win: Cliff Lee. He's good.

Keep an eye on: How about Jeff Francoeur? I know it's a tiny sample size, but his career against Andy Pettitte, Francoeur is 5 for 8 with a double and a solo homer in eight plate appearances against Pettitte in his career.

New York Yankees

Postseason stats: Hitting /Pitching

1. Derek Jeter, SS
overall: .270/.340/.370 in 663 AB
vs. TEX: .385/.448/.615 in 26 AB, HR
at home: .295/.365/.425, 7 HR
against LHP: .321/.391/.481, 6 HR in 291 AB

2. Nick Swisher, RF
overall: .288/.359/.511, 29 HR in 566 AB
vs. TEX: .103/.188/.138 in 29 AB

at home: .287/.356/.498 in 279 AB
against LHP: .294/.415/.433, 13 2B in 180 AB

3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
overall: .256/.365/.481 in 601 AB
vs. TEX: .167/.286/.292 in 24 AB, HR
at home: .288/.410/.558, 15 HR
against LHP: .278/.413/.528, 10 HR in 180 AB

Derek Jeter 4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
overall: .270/.341/.506, 125 RBI in 522 AB
vs. TEX: .360/.515/.720 in 25 AB, 2 HR, 8 RBI
at home: .294/.368/.553, 62 RBI in 228 AB
against LHP: .217/.314/.441, 35 RBI in 143 AB

5. Robinson Cano, 2B
overall: .319/.381/.534, 41 2B in 626 AB
vs. TEX: .233/.272/.300 in 30 AB
at home: .298/.360/.521, 16 HR
against LHP: .285/.343/.514, 13 HR in 214 AB

6. Marcus Thames, DH
overall: .288/.350/.491 in 212 AB
vs. TEX: .435/.435/.609 in 23 AB, HR
at home: .267/.342/.410 in 105 AB
against LHP: .300/.352/.454 in 130 AB

7. Jorge Posada, C
overall: .248/.357/.454 in 383 AB
vs. TEX: .250/.294/.438 in 16 AB, HR
at home: .288/.382/.540 in 198 AB
against LHP: .257/.340/.493, 8 HR in 136 AB

8. Curtis Granderson, CF
overall: .247/.324/.468 in 466 AB
vs. TEX: .200/.360/.250 in 20 AB
at home: .262/.336/.511
against LHP: .234/.292/.354 in 158 AB

9. Brett Gardner, LF
overall: .277/.383/.379, 47 SB in 477 AB
vs. TEX: .333/.440/.333 in 21 AB
at home: .274/.384/.401
against LHP: ..252/.373/.353, 9 SB in 139 AB

Andy Pettitte, LHP
overall: 11-3, 129 IP, 3.28 ERA, 4.05 xFIP
at home: 7-4, 11 GS, 70 IP, 3.47 ERA, 4.65 xFIP
vs. TEX: 1 GS, 1-0, 2.25 ERA, 8 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 4 K, 3 BB

X-factor to win: Andy Pettitte is one win from winning 20 postseason games in his career. He's 19-9 with a  3.87 ERA in his career in the postseason and 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA in two career postseason starts at the new Yankee Stadium.

Keep an eye on: Derek Jeter has hit .417/.488/.583 in 36 at-bats against Lee, with six RBI, four doubles and five walks.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: September 19, 2010 1:58 pm

Guthrie dismisses Girardi's complaints

Jeremy Guthrie Jeremy Guthrie knows just how many batters he's hit this season -- and where he lies in the standings for that stat.

After Guthrie hit Derek Jeter to start Saturday's Orioles loss to the Yankees on the first pitch (and really hit him -- as in the ball actually hit part of Jeter), New York manager Joe Griardi starting whining about how many times Guthrie has hit Yankees.

"Too man, just too many," Girardi told reporters following the game. "I don't really understand it. I know he likes to pitch inside. But it's just too many. That doesn't include the ones in spring training. It's too many."

Guthrie has hit 14 batters this season and 37 in his career -- 10 of those have been Yankees, plus two more during the spring this season. The only American League pitcher with more hit batters this season is a Yankee, A.J. Burnett. That didn't escape Guthrie's attention.

"He understands that he has a great pitcher over there in A.J. that has hit more guys than I have," Guthrie told the Baltimore Sun 's Jeff Zrebiec . "I watch and appreciate the aggressive nature that A.J. takes in throwing to both sides of the plate and I think I'm a similar pitchers. One of the occupational hazards when you do that is you are occasionally going to hit some guys, but you can't let that affect what you do. Hitting guys intentionally is something totally different, but pitching inside has to be part of what I do to be effective."

For the record, not even Jeter felt Guthrie intentionally hit him. Maybe Girardi is just learning from the Tony La Russa book of mountain-making out of molehills.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: September 15, 2010 11:30 pm
Edited on: September 16, 2010 2:23 am

Jeter's move: Heads-up or bush-league?

Derek Jeter
There are two reasons the tempest over Derek Jeter's fake hit-by-pitch Wednesday will remain in its teapot: The Yankees didn't win the game, and it was Jeter.

In case you missed it, the rubber game of the big Yankees-Rays series appeared to turn on an Oscar-worthy performance by Jeter when a seventh-inning pitch hit the knob of his bat. The ball stayed fair and was fielded for what would have been an out, but the Yankees shortstop grimaced like he'd been shot, and was awarded first base.

Rays manager Joe Maddon argued and was ejected, and -- naturally -- Curtis Granderson followed by hitting a two-run homer to put the Yankees up 3-2. Thankfully for the Rays, Dan Johnson came to the rescue with a second two-run homer to give Tampa Bay a 4-3 win and make the Jeter play a non-issue.

Jeter joked about the play after the game. When asked what the histrionics were about, he answered "Vibration. And acting."

He said he was just taking advantage of an opportunity for a free base in a big game.

"My job is to get on. They said it hit me, and I'm not going to argue."

When considering whether Jeter was being a gamer or a weasel, think about this: What would the reaction be if it had been Alex Rodriguez? It would be a repeat of The Slap.

But with Jeter being Jeter, and because the play didn't determine the game's outcome, the phantom HBP will likely fade out after the usual New York media mini-storm.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: September 12, 2010 4:20 pm
Edited on: September 12, 2010 4:30 pm

Lee mowing down Yankees

So much for writing off Cliff Lee.

The Rangers ace, who has been largely ineffective while battling a tight back for the past month, has apparently got things straightened out. In a showdown and potential playoff preview in Texas, the left-hander has not allowed a hit to the Yankees through five innings.

Lee has thrown 62 pitches, and 17 of those have been in two Derek Jeter at-bats. That means he's needed just 45 pitches for the Yankees' 14 other plate appearances. He has struck out four and walked one, just his 13th walk issued in 25 starts. The only thing that might stop Lee from going the distance is the heat -- it was 98 degrees for first pitch.

The no-hit watch is officially on.

UPDATE: Jinxed it. Rookie Eruardo Nunez singled for New York's first hit with one out in the sixth. Still, Lee has served notice that if he gets to pitch twice in a five-game playoff series, he gives the Rangers a huge weapon.

-- David Andriesen

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Category: MLB
Posted on: September 8, 2010 11:37 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 12:11 pm

Jeter's apartment up for sale

Not that anyone in New York would overreact about something like this, but… OMG! JETER'S LEAVING! DID YOU SEE HE'S SELLING HIS APARTMENT? HE'S GOING TO THE Red Sox! OMG!

Or something like that.

Anyway, the New York Daily News is reporting Derek Jeter has put his four-bedroom, 5,425-square foot loft on the 88th floor of the Trump World Tower up for sale.

So, if you have an extra $20 million and need a place to crash in midtown, here's the listing .

Jeter, 36, is in the last year of his contract with the Yankees and nobody expects him to go anywhere. So, yeah. Nothing to see here -- so here's a picture of Jeter's girlfriend, Minka Kelly.

Minka Kelly

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Category: MLB
Posted on: September 1, 2010 9:13 pm

Moving Jeter down not an option

Derek Jeter
Here's a startling observation, courtesy of Brian Costello of the New York Post: Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira entered the day with the same batting average of .267. On June 6, Teixeira was at .211 and Jeter at .300.

The Yankees' shortstop is headed the wrong direction. He's batting .208 in the past 28 days and .251 since the All-Star break. His ground ball rate is up dramatically. He turned 36 in June and is in line for a big new contract after the season. Under those circumstances, even Jeter comes under the microscope.

Now, there's almost no chance Jeter doesn't doesn't finish his career as a Yankee. But whether this is a fluke off year or the start of an age-related dropoff, his role at the top of the order is inevitably is going to have to change.

Manager Joe Girardi says the time for that has not come.

"I don't really see it happening. We still think he's a top of the order guy," Girardi told reporters Wednesday. "Look at the runs he's scored. His average is down a little bit, but ... he's on pace to score 115 runs, which is not too bad for a leadoff guy. I just think people are so used to seeing him have such great years offensively that when you're having a little bit of a down year and you're older, people's eyebrows go up."

It's not as if Jeter, even at nearly 50 points below his career batting average, is a huge liability as a leadoff hitter. From the leadoff spot (which in 117 of 132 games has been Jeter), the Yankees lead the American League in runs (102) and RBI (60) and are fourth in OPS (.741) and on-base percentage (.351). Most teams would take that.

Brett Gardner might be a better option leading off, and if things get tight Girardi might have no choice but to eventually act on that. But Captain Clutch has earned enough benefit of the doubt that he'll get every chance to turn it around.

-- David Andriesen

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Category: MLB
Posted on: August 8, 2010 9:03 pm
Edited on: August 8, 2010 9:37 pm

Jeters passes Ruth on hit list

Derek Jeter is at the point in his career where he breaks records left and right, and Sunday night was no different.

Jeter, already the Yankees' all-time hits leader, passed Babe Ruth's 2,873 hits against the Red Sox in the second inning. The single to center field plated Brett Gardner with the game's second run in the bottom of the second as the Yankees took a 2-0 lead off Josh Beckett.

Although many identify Ruth with the Yankees, 355 hits didn't come in Yankee pinstripes. He collected 342 hits while a pitcher with the Boston Red Sox, and an additional 13 in his ill-fated last season with the Boston Braves.

Jeter received a standing 'O' in front of his home crowd for the accomplishment. Before the season is over, he

-- Evan Brunell

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