The Yankees have officially replaced Jeter in the lineup with Jayson Nix, who's career average is .214. Jeter sent Nix an encouraging text message Sunday morning, "It just said good luck, he believes in me and go get 'em." Nix said.
The Yankee's manager, Joe Girardi, hasn't been catching much luck lately either. Girardi's father passed away earlier this week, and today on his 48th birthday he was thrown out of the game while arguing with umpire Jeff Nelson on an admitted blown call. Here's a recap of what happened:
New York was trailing 1-0 with two outs in the eighth Sunday when Austin Jackson singled with Omar Infante on first. Right fielder Nick Swisher threw to second, where Infante had run past the base, and Cano tagged him on the chest sliding back. "I had the tag late and the hand going into the bag before the tag on the chest," Nelson said. Then he watched the replay after the game. "The hand did not get in before the tag. The call was incorrect," Nelson explained.
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earlier this season and now Jeter during their season ending
injuries with this "Walk off a hero" sign behind them.
Well, this postseason proves to people that the Yankees are not invincible. They're just like all the other baseball clubs in this league. And they're catching some bad breaks at the wrong time. Statistics shows that no team has come back from a 2-0 deficit in a 7 game series when losing at home. Game 3 in this series will take place on Tuesday at Comerica Park. Verlander will be on the mound for Detriot and Sabathia for the Yankees.