Now the offense is going to have to rebound without one of it’s biggest sluggers, Mark Teixeira.
Teixeira pulled his right hamstring while running out a ground ball in the bottom of the fifth inning last night. After the game he was taken to the hospital for an MRI that revealed a Grade 2 strain.
The Yankees are expected to replace Teixeira on the roster with infielder Eduardo Nunez. If they make that move then Teixeira will be ineligible to play in the World Series even if he was healthy enough. That’s a longshot anyways at this point.
Teixeira struggled mightily through the ALCS. After putting up a .973 OPS during the division series, Tex went without a hit in 14 at bats against the Rangers.
Expect Lance Berkman to take over the bulk of the first base duties for the remainder of the playoffs.