Yes, it's still inevitable. But Derek Jeter's path to 3,000 hit a full stop Monday night against the Indians when he pulled up lame in the fifth inning with a sore calf. Jeter did collect a first-inning single for Hit No. 2994. He also grounded into a fielder's choice in the third, and flew out in the fifth, suffering the injury.
Tuesday night, the Yankees welcome the Texas Rangers in a three-game series and are scheduled to face Alexi Ogando, Derek Holland and C.J. Wilson. Ogando and Wilson have both been outstanding in 2011, but Jeter won't want to miss Holland, who's got a 4.41 ERA and has given up a .276 batting average to right-handed hitters this season. However, it looks like he might not have a choice. While Jeter's been initially listed as day-to-day with the calf injury, the Yankees are heading into a week of interleague games in National League parks, and won't want to be short-handed if Jeter's not able to play almost every day.
So now it looks like the big moment might be delayed for more than two weeks. If so, we'll postpone these daily updates until Captain November is back in the lineup.