Jeter limping after game-tying triple
Derek Jeter’s RBI triple with two out in the third inning that tied the score at 1 may have come at a dear cost. The captain was moving quite gingerly when he went out to the field the next inning. Jeter has been bothered by a bone bruise in his left ankle the past month. It looked throughout the inning that he was trying to shake off the pain. The Captain barely moved to make an attempt to field a ground single to left by Adam Jones.
Jeter had Jones to thank in large part for the triple that scored Russell Martin, who had doubled to left with one out. Jones was playing shallow and misjudged Jeter’s drive to deep right-center that bounced in front of the fence. Jones was so blasé tracking the ball that he even blew a bubble with his gum before reaching in vain for the hit.
Manager Joe Girardi and head trainer Steve Donohue were seen talking to Jeter after he returned to the dugout. It is easy to figure out what Jeter said, something about intending to keep playing, no doubt.