Derek Jeter Homers to Get 3000, Goes 5-for-5

Derek Jeter had the biggest regular season game of his life on Saturday as he picked up his 3,000th hit on a 3rd inning solo shot and went 5-for-5 before picking up the game winning hit in the bottom of the 8th as the Yankees beat the Rays 5-4 at Yankee Stadium.

Seriously? He not only picked up the two hits he needed, but he became the second player to get his 3,000th hit on a homer (Wade Boggs is the other). He also picked up the game winning hit in the 8th inning as well and went 5-for-5. Who does that?

Hopefully this is the start of a long hot streak for Jeet. His five hits today raised his average to .270, a full .013 points higher than it was this morning. He helped to make up for the absense of both Alex Rodriguez and Nick Swisher.

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5 Responses to Derek Jeter Homers to Get 3000, Goes 5-for-5

  1. Pat says:

    Dammit Ireland and your no baseball.

  2. Hardcore Yankee Fan says:

    Congratulations to Jeter for a wonderful career and a great game.

  3. Mike Sommer says:

    It seemed like the only thing he couldn't do today was to get that triple for the cycle.

  4. deron says:

    Good Job Jeter, and he did it in style. Has any player ever had 5 hits in his 3000th hit game? Hopefully he'll have a great second half now that 3K is behind him.

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