Jeter gets 200 hits, Ichiro saves the day!
“It’s a lot of hits. I knew if I was healthy and played every day I had a chance,’’ Jeter said of reaching 200 for the eighth time and tying Lou Gehrig for the Yankees’ lead in 200-hit seasons. “I am proud of it, but more importantly we are trying to win games.’’ – nypost
“That’s a good play,” praised manager Joe Girardi, who saw Ichiro score the add-on run in the bottom of the eighth inning. “I don’t know if he caught it with his glove or his stomach. The sun is very difficult.”
“I am just really sad the day is over,” Ichiro said. – nypost
Derek Jeter got his 200th hit and tied Lou Gehrig with eight 200-hit seasons (fourth all-time), and Ichiro Suzuki became the first Yankee since Dave Winfield in 1983 to get seven hits in a day, yesterday! Ichiro saved the day in the first game (of the double-header) with a crucial late game basket catch in the outfield, and got the game-winning clutch RBI single to put the Yankees ahead 2-1 (over the Toronto Blue Jays) in the second game (of the double-header)! Andy Pettitte threw five scoreless innings in the first game to help the Yankees to a 4-2 victory, and reliever Rafael Soriano got
one two saves for the day (41 and 42)! The Yankees (84-63) remain 1/2 game ahead of the Baltimore Orioles (84-64) in the AL East in a tight battle with only 14 games left in the MLB season! Let’s go Yankees! LET”S GO!