You see something new every day and today we saw Derek Jeter Cadillac it out of the box after he hit a line drive to deep left field. Looked like a home run on TV and it must have looked like a goner to Jeter too. Only this being April the ball died and bounced against the left field wall instead of flying over it. That was when Jeter got his ass in gear and ran. He slid into second just ahead of the throw and avoided embarrassment.
We’ve seen Jeter run at half-speed to first on occasion, particularly since his injury a few years ago, but I don’t recall him ever admiring a fly ball that didn’t turn into a homer. Hey, once every 20 years–he’s entitled. I just hope that his teammates busted his balls but good.
Jeter came around to score and the Yanks beat the Orioles, 4-2.
Hiroki Kuroda was excellent as was the bullpen who will be without the services of their closer, David Robertson, for the foreseeable future. Robertson was placed on the DL today with a groin injury, and yeah, that’s a concern on an otherwise pleasant day for the Yanks.
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