The big news tonight is that the Yankees have placed Derek Jeter on the 15 day DL. Eduardo Nunez will take over as the starting shortstop, and Ramiro Pena has been called up from Scranton. Joe Girardi and the YES crew are talking about this as though its a big blow to the Bombers. I for one will be disappointed that we’ll have to wait a little longer to see a Yankee finally collect 3,000 hits, but Derek is a 77 OPS+ hitter right now, while Nunez is a 60 OPS+ hitter. Neither one is making or breaking this offense.
It’s raining right now in the Bronx and the game is expected to be delayed. It will be on MY9 whenever it does finally start.
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