Derek Jeter figures on a pretty electric atmosphere at the Stadium for the upcoming four-game series against the Rays. At least until he gets No. 3,000, which he, and the Yankees, hope occurs Thursday night.
“Our fans have always been pretty good when they have an opportunity to witness something that hasn’t happened before,” Jeter said after Wednesday night's 5-3 loss to the Indians. "They care a lot about the history of the organization so I would anticipate them being pretty animated. I don’t know but I would think it would be kind of fun.”
Jeter, after going 1-for-3 with a walk, is now 3-for-13 since coming off the DL Monday.
“He’s three hits away, let’s just hope he gets all three tomorrow,” Girardi said. “I think it’s going to be great. I think people have anticipated this for a while. I think people are pretty excited about it. We are. I know we are in the dugout for him to get it done.”
Jeter said he feels "pretty good" at the plate, something that's happened incrementally since coming back.
"Today especially I thought I had some good swings," he said.
A couple of other notes:
*** Alex Rodriguez went 2-for-4 and is hitting .397 (23-for-58) in his last 15 games.
*** Nick Swisher went 1-for-3 and is hitting .312 (39-for-125) with 10 doubles, eight homers and 30 RBI over his last 37 games.