If you haven’t heard by now, Derek Jeter tied Lou Gehrig for the all time hits record as a Yankee tonight.
Jeter started the night with a bunt single to end an 0-12 skid, and then the hits came after that: a ground ruled double that BJ Upton probably had a play one (not that we’re complaining) and a “Jeterian” single to the right side that tied the record.
After that hit, as you might expect, Yankee Stadium gave Jeter a tremendous ovation, and the Tampa Bay Rays applauded as well.
For someone that grew up a Yankee fan, tonight’s got to be a pretty cool thing.
Now, about the game…
Tonight’s game started as many a Joba Chamberlain 2009 start has: with much frustration and, well, frustration.
Chamberlain allowed a lead-off home run in the first inning and went on to throw over 30 pitches in that inning. He looked, again, tentative and uncomfortable–and given that he seemed to respond to a tongue-lashing from his teammates, it seems the only one to blame here is Chamberlain himself.… Click here to read the rest