Despite a loss for the New York Yankees last night, they now have an off day to focus on what’s important: Chase Headley and Derek Jeter.
The streak has been snapped and Wednesday is a day for the New York Yankees to reflect on what exactly went wrong. However, an off day is likely good news for them.
Chase Headley’s right knee (HBP last nite) feels better than expected. Could be available off bench, should be ready for Astros on Thursday.
— Pete Caldera (@pcaldera) May 9, 2017
Headley was given part of the night off before coming in to pinch-hit in the top of the ninth with the Yankees down two runs.
With an off day on the schedule, Headley should be ready and raring to go when the Yankees open up a big series against the Houston Astros.
In other injury news, Greg Bird is still alive in well, albeit nursing a sore ankle instead of an injured wing.
Mike Mazzeo of the New York Daily News reports that Bird will likely be reassessed on Thursday. A possible return date or rehab stint could be announced then.
— Mike Mazzeo (@MazzNYDN) May 9, 2017
If a healthy Bird is able to come back and bring some pop to the lineup, the Yankees will have no problem starting (and maintaining) another impressive winning streak.
Because this week is dubbed Derek Jeter Week, there is talk all around of the former Captain.
One of the sparkling interviews came when the YES Network sat down with another former captain in Don Mattingly to discuss Jeter’s career.
“What he was able to do in NY speaks for itself.”
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) May 10, 2017
The five minute interview is worth every second, especially if you are a fan who fawns over Derek Jeter and his incredible accomplishments.
But if that’s not your speed, the New York Yankees also released their On Demand commercial bloopers. Those are always good for a laugh on hump day.
— Yankees On Demand (@YankeesonDemand) May 9, 2017
Well, I guess there are two major things we learned today. One, the Yankees actually CAN lose. And two, even when they lose, they sure know how to make us love this team.