LADY AT THE BAT: Injuries, Indians, Injuries, Rangers and Injuries

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Injuries, Indians, Injuries, Rangers and Injuries

If you came here expecting to find a post titled "Looking Back: The Indians Series," you won't find one. I have been up to "here" with work and other things the last few days and I just couldn't find the time to sit down and write it. I'll just say I was glad to see the Yankees take 3 out of 4 from Cleveland and it was also nice to see them get off to a good start last night against the Texas Rangers.

What's not good is all the injured players the Yankees have right now. The injury bug seems to have hit them suddenly, right in solar plexus. According to the LoHud Yankees Blog, the Yankees have 11 players down right now. Eleven? Including Russell Martin, who is day-to-day, I count ten:

Joba Chamberlain
Eric Chavez
Bartolo Colon
Pedro Feliciano
Phil Hughes
Derek Jeter
Damaso Marte
Russell Martin
Amaury Sanit
Rafael Soriano

Of all the men on this list, Bartolo Colon's name really jumps out at me.  Sure, Derek Jeter's quest for 3,000 hits has been put on hold but, as far as I'm concerned, Colon is the key. He's been the Yankees ace in my opinion.  He promised he'd be back in late June and I sure hope he's right.

As far as that 11th man goes, I'm completely stumped. If anyone knows, please let me know. Thank you.

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