Wainwright backs off initial comment, says he didn't 'groove' Jeter's pitches
National League starting pitcher Adam Wainwright backed off comments that he had given Derek Jeter something to hit in Tuesday's All-Star Game.
Wainwright initially said that he had grooved Jeter a couple pitches. The Yankees' shortstop slapped a double down the right field line off the Cardinals' ace in the first inning.
"I was going to give him a couple pipe shots," Wainwright said in an interview during the game. "He deserved it."
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"Sometimes the reaction is from a dumb comment. I hate that a dumb comment came after a poor performance … If I'm going to get taken to the slaughterhouse for saying a stupid comment, then I deserve it." Wainwright said, via CBSSports.com. "I messed up. I didn't mess up in that way [throwing cupcakes]. I messed up speaking."
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