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Exhale After Jeter Injury Scare

(The Verge) –The Yankees were able to come away with a much needed victory against the Boston Red Sox last night with the final score of 5-4. However, the Yankees lost Jeter after running to first to try and avoid a double play and came up lame after hitting the bag. Jeter has been playing with a bum ankle for about a week now but has insisted that he is alright. Last night, looked much worse but Jeter was walking out to his position after injuring his ankle. Girardi and head trainer Steve Donahue had to force him to come out of the game. With the Yankee injuries stacking up, they can ill afford to lose Jeter for any amount of time. Jeter has been undoubtedly the Yankees best player this season. The Yankees learned today that Andy Pettitte is ready to come back into the rotation. Also, they will get Ivan Nova back this weekend against the Rays which was supposed to be Freddy Garcia’s turn in the rotation.

In tonight’s game, the Yankees again were unable to get hits with runners in scoring position. They have been dreadful in the first two games of this series in those situations. Despite their struggles with men on base, they were able to do what they do best: hit home runs. Curtis Granderson provided the Yankees with two long balls and three runs batted in. Cano also hit a home run which was his thirtieth of the season, a personal career best. After watching the way the Yankees have been playing lately, I will take the home runs and not getting any hits with men in scoring position because home runs usually win games in the regular season. The postseason is a different story but first, let’s get there.
In  tonight’s finale in Boston, Phil Hughes will try to notch his fifteenth win of the season against lefty Felix Doubront. The Yankees have been taking batting practice off of Doubront when he has started against the Yankees this season. They need to get a victory tonight desperately. They are still tied atop the American League East with the pesky Orioles.
It was revealed after Wednesday night’s game that Jeter has a bone bruise in his right ankle. Jeter and Girardi both seemed confident that Jeter would be in the lineup tonight and that it is more of a pain tolerance issue than anything else.