The Understudy Gets the Call

Eduardo Nunez first caught my eye at Spring Training 2009, when, with several Yankee regulars away for the World Baseball Classic, he saw a lot of additional playing time. A couple of regular season games with the Trenton farm club only reinforced the idea that he might be a keeper. After making his major league debut last season, Nunez made the Yankees as a backup infielder this year.
On June 14th, with Derek Jeter on the disabled list, Nunez contributed two hits, drove in the game's first run with a 2nd inning single (seen below) and a run scored as the Yankees walloped the Texas Rangers 12 - 4 .
It was an early shower for the previously undefeated Alexei Ogando.
Though no one can project much -- not even how anyone will do over the next 15 games -- Nunez was a solid contributor. I have a hunch he'll make more positive impressions while "The Captain" is on the shelf.


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