Jeremy Guthrie’s first pitch of the game drilled Derek Jeter on the left elbow.
Jeter tried to spin away from it. No such luck.
Jeter dropped his bat and trotted to first base. The benches and bullpens didn’t empty. But the crowd certainly reacted.
At least this one was legit. No foul ball.
Keep in mind that Guthrie has hit 14 batters this year, second to A.J. Burnett (16). He might be a little amped up.
Update: Guthrie struck out the next two batters, walked Alex Rodriguez and gave up a single to Robinson Cano that loaded the bases and a single to Jorge Posada that delivered two runs. Ty Wigginton attempted a lunging backhanded stop, but the ball skipped into right field.