Jeter Gets 3000, Leads Yanks To WinPosted: July 9, 2011
Congratulations to Derek Jeter! The first Yankee to get to 3000 hits and the 28th to reach it in the MLB. Oh and there was a game played too by the way which the Yankees won 5-4. Let’s recap:
- Derek Jeter didn’t just get his 3000th hit today, but he also had a great day lifted the team to victory. The 3000th was a homer that tied the game at 1. He went on to go 5 for 5 with two ribbies, two runs scored and a stolen base. He is the second guy to go 5 for 5 on the day of his 3000th hit. His last hit of the day was an RBI single up the middle to make it a 5-4 game, a lead they would never relinquish. Derek’s hitting line is now up to .270/.331/.354.
- AJ Burnett also had great stuff today, but of course didn’t have much control. In 5.2 innings, he struck out nine and got eight ground outs and only allowed three hits, but two of them were homers. He also walked three hitters.
- Boone Logan came on to face Matt Joyce in the sixth with two outs in relief of AJ, and got a strike out. He would get one more out before giving way to Cory Wade who would get the final two outs in the inning.
- With a 4-3 lead in the eighth, David Robertson was called upon. He gave up a lead off triple to Johnny Damon followed by a Ben Zobrist, tying the game at 4. He held it right there though, allowing Jeter drive in the go-ahead run. Mo was able to nail down the win.
So overall a great game and one they definitely needed since they had dropped four of their last five. The rubber game will be played tomorrow same time and it will be James Shields against CC Sabathia.