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.