Derek Jeter went one-for-three yesterday leaving him with 2,997 hits in his career. Jeter will look to pick up those three hits in a four game weekend series in the Bronx against the Rays.
He can do it any game now too. He has picked up at least three hits twice this season (he actually got four hits in each of those games). So it’s not out of the question that he can take care of this in just one game.
Jeter will be facing Rays pitchers Jeff Niemann, Jeremy Hellickson, David Price, and James Shields as he tries to get his hits. Neimann is particularly prone to giving up hits to Jeter. He has over a 5.00 ERA and Jeter is already 5-for-9 off of him. Hellickson has only faced him twice, but Price does well against him (.240 vs Price), but Jeter hits .315 off of Shields.
My guess is that he will hit his 3,000th on Friday, but that seems optimistic. What do you think?