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Robinson Cano leaves All-Star Game after taking a Matt Harvey fastball off his right leg

Jul 16, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

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It’s the last thing anyone wants in an All-Star Game.

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano was lifted in the top of the first inning tonight at Citi Field after taking a Matt Harvey fastball — clocked at 96 mph — off the inside of his right knee. It sounded bad and looked bad, but Cano limped to first base and remained in the game for a Miguel Cabrera strikeout before finally deciding into head to the dugout.¬†Dustin Pedroia came in to replace him.

Cano was taken immediately into the AL clubhouse. Trainers should provide an update on his injury soon.

Harvey had faced 502 batters this year (including tonight’s leadoff man Mike Trout) and hit just one.


UPDATE, 8:47 p.m. ET: FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal was told that Cano got plunked¬†more in the quadriceps than the knee and that he should ultimately be fine. The Yankees start play again on Friday night in Boston. That should leave Cano with ample time to heal whatever bruising he might have sustained.

UPDATE, 9:01 p.m. ET: Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times adds that X-rays turned up negative.

UPDATE, 9:07 p.m. ET: The official diagnosis, per Rosenthal, is a right quadriceps contusion.

  1. frosted21 - Jul 16, 2013 at 8:39 PM


    • proudlycanadian - Jul 16, 2013 at 8:48 PM

      Jesus will be pitching in the 9th inning.

      • cohnjusack - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:05 PM

        Jason Grilli? He looks a bit like Jesus I suppose…

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 16, 2013 at 10:49 PM

        My bad. It looks as if Jesus will be pitching in the 8th.

  2. yankees218 - Jul 16, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Un-freaking-believable. Of course this would happen.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 16, 2013 at 8:47 PM

      On the other hand, Arod thinks he will be back soon.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 16, 2013 at 10:44 PM

        and you still think the bluejays are making the postseason, how funny is that? Yikes!!

    • ltpm3 - Jul 17, 2013 at 2:05 AM

      Looked like Cano moved his leg into the path of the ball instead of trying to avoid getting hit.

  3. jimw81 - Jul 16, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    cliff lee not impressed

  4. banger60 - Jul 16, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    he had control on every pitch except to Cano, Met hits a Yankee, I could be way off but it’s interesting, just saw Harveys interview, it happens he said.???????

    • frosted21 - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:02 PM

      come on, there was no ill will there. harvey is kind of a punk though

    • American of African Descent - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:29 PM

      Payback for Piazza, inflation adjusted for 2000.

  5. ilovesports13 - Jul 16, 2013 at 8:55 PM


  6. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    I can’t wait for the New York hysteria to begin!

    • chill1184 - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:24 PM

      Its already started, tough guy Yankee fans are on twitter hoping Wright gets beaned and that Harvey should watch his back in the Bronx. The real meat will be tomorrow when Pope Francesa the Douche and mental midget Micheal special ed Kay make their comments.

  7. banger60 - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    I thought don cherry was Jesus, now I’m really confused, lol!

    • frosted21 - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:16 PM

      I thought Jason Grilli was the actor from Into the Grey..

  8. maritime85 - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    clearly matt Harvey is a racist right?

  9. banger60 - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    chill, chill!

  10. thebadguyswon - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Ah the Harvey hate from Yankees fans…..

    That translates too “I wish the Yankees had a pitcher that good. ”

    There was no intent at all, numbskulls.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 16, 2013 at 10:47 PM

      Mets fan talking smack? 1986 junior, that’s your team in a entire nutshell right there. Even the bluejays have won a WS more recently so what does that say for your team? Not much, not much at all

      • thebadguyswon - Jul 17, 2013 at 9:30 AM

        You still don’t have a pitcher as good as Harvey. But get on resigning Cano for 8 years. You guys could use another albatross contract! LOL

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 17, 2013 at 9:35 AM

        Harvey has been at it for what? just over a year? Lets not make his HOF Plaque just yet and what you guys really need is to go another 27 years without winning the WS. I know the truth hurts and you are still sore over 2000 as you should be but you will get used to it in due time. It wont be long now until the mets move out of NY and join the dodgers and giants on the west coast where they belong. There is only room for “1” team in NYC and its not the muts

  11. steelers88 - Jul 16, 2013 at 10:11 PM


  12. cackalackyank - Jul 16, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    …and the hits just keep on coming, folks.

  13. banger60 - Jul 16, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    I thought Jesus had long hair?

  14. banger60 - Jul 16, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    sorry, I for one have strayed from the topic, boredom!

  15. evanwins - Jul 16, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    I don’t know.

    In a 130 innings pitched this year he’s hit only 1 batter and he hits 1 in 2 innings tonight and it just so happens to be a Yankee?

    Also, isn’t his thing control? It was a 96 mph fastball so it was at the lower end of his spectrum so it should have probably been a bit easier to control too.

    It could be a coincidence but then again it might not be. Only Harvey knows.

  16. mrhojorisin - Jul 17, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Yankee fans crack me up. They are all whiz kids at pointing out history yet fail to remember that the Mets routinely out-drew the Yankees in the 80s, even before 1986. They even often out-drew the Yankees in the 60s, when they were even worse than they are now. The Mets were the first team to draw 3 million fans, and the Yankees weren’t even selling out during Maris’s run to 61. No, only since the early 1990s have the Yankees been the far-dominant team in NYC, and, yes, they’ve had a helluva run. But let’s see how well their entitled fan base hangs in when the cycle makes its inevitable downturn. They’ve had such a run that Yankee fans have forgotten that the team’s bandwagon is overflowing, and there are plenty of fans who’d be willing to look across town if, say, the burdensome contracts the Yankees are dealing with hamstring the team while the Mets manage to get their act together and put together some winning seasons. Don’t count it out, folks: NYC has a tremendous history as a National League town.

  17. tiljoy - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    “Thebadguyswon” (keep telling yourself that), you’re a liar. It’s obvious that Harvey intentionally hit Cano with spite. Cano even “winked” at him. Matt Harvey is obviously not an honorable guy. And the media bends over backwards to perform “damage control” for the jerk, along with fools such as yourself.

    • stlouis1baseball - Jul 17, 2013 at 1:15 PM

      Come on now…you really can’t believe Harvey drilled him on purpose.
      In an ASG no less! Hahaha!
      That wink from Cano and subsequent nod of the head from Harvey was nothing more than…”it’s alright..we are good” and “I am sorry.”

      But…but…it’s a conspiracy I tell ya’! A conspiracy!

  18. tiljoy - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Why do people in this blog keep talking casually about Jesus? Don’t you know he’s listening to everything you say?

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