Ack! I had a feeling when Derek Jeter was helped off the field that something unusually bad had happened. He fractured his ankle and is out for the rest of the postseason. If you’re not used to watching Jeter you might be unaware that he plays through injuries with grit and determination, like some sort of Calvinist Terminator.
I’ve read that Jayson Nix will take over at shortstop. Why? Why can’t Rodriguez play short and Chavez play third? That would be the better offensive and defensive arrangement. I don’t get this benching and pinch-hitting for Rodriguez as if he was the only Yankee not hitting worth a damn lately. If I was Joe Girardi, I’m pretty sure I’d not want to lose the series with Jeter hurt and Rodriguez on the bench.