Originally posted on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 7/29/13
The first pitch was delivered and Derek Jeter swung. He connected and the ball took flight. Off toward right field. Wil Myers, Tampa Bay Ray outfielder, turned, sprinted backwards, looked up, leapt but to no avail. The pitch was gone and there was Derek Jeter, the captain, rounding the bases after hitting a home run on the first pitch of his first game back from the DL (second of the season). Joe Girardi, in his post-game comments on YES Network, put it best when he said, "The guy's a movie." When it comes to Derek Jeter it's easy to wax poetic. Between the flip play, diving into the stands, a HR for his 3,000th hit and countless other moments, it seems as if he has always provided a boost when the Yankees needed one. Sunday was no exception. Fresh off being shut out on less than 100 pitches by yet another Tampa Bay Ray pitcher, the Yankees needed something. They got that something when Jeter stepped into the batter's box and sent a Matt Moore offering over the short right field
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