JUNE 1: Jeter strikes out swinging against Mike MacDougal with Robinson Cano on second to end Yanks' chances in 3-1 loss to Royals. It marks the second loss of three-game sweep in Kansas City and fourth loss of a six-game skid.
JUNE 6: With Bernie Williams on second and Yanks down by one, Jeter lines out to right field in Bombers' 4-3 loss to Brewers in Milwaukee.
JUNE 7: The next night, Yankees enter ninth down 2-0. Bernie Williams drives in Jorge Posada to make it 2-1. With Robinson Cano on third, Jeter grounds out to reliever Derrick Turnbow to end rally, and game.
JUNE 20: With Bombers down to D-Rays, 5-4, on Monday night, Jeter grounds out to short to end contest, and six-game winning streak.
YESTERDAY: With Yanks down, 5-3, and two out, Robinson Cano triples and up comes Jeter. He goes down swinging to Tampa Bay's Danys Baez to end comeback attempt and short-lived joy from Tuesday night's 20-11 comeback victory.
In fairness, the June 6 liner should've been a game-winning double, but Geoff Jenkins was in the absolutely right spot (or was it the wrong spot?) and caught it. And Jeter just got his first career slam, previously leading the majors in bases-loaded at-bats without a GS and most HR without a GS.
Any chance people could stop talking about Jeter being "clutch"? Nah, I didn't think so either.