Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is nursing a sore right knee after getting drilled by a 90 mph fastball from Jon Lester during the first inning Tuesday night’s New York’s 6-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox. Teixeira missed the remainder of the game as a result of the hit by pitch and it is unlikely that he will be in the lineup for tonight’s tilt. But do not fear, Yankees fans: x-rays were negative and the injury was diagnosed as only a knee contusion.
More than that, however, is the first baseman’s apparent reliance on a tried and true method of making speedy recoveries from injuries: rest, and more importantly praying. Yep, according to the above tweet, Teixeira will be utilizing the power of prayer to hasten his return to the diamond. And if that doesn’t work, there’s always snake handling, I guess.