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Derek Jeter Looking For Career Hit 3,000 Vs. Tampa Bay

As many of you may know, Yankee shortstop, captain, Tampa native, and all around good guy Derek Jeter is looking for career hit number 3,000. Despite just being 1 more than 2,999 and a big round number, it is a rather elusive milestone for Major League hitters, especially shortstops. There is little doubt that Jeter will get his three hits during the four game set with our Tampa Bay Rays which means unfortunately one of the current Rays pitchers will go down in history as the man that gave up the hit.


So I turn to you Rays Republic, in your opinion which Rays pitcher will earn this infamous honor? Will it be Thursdays starter Jeff Neimann, making just his fourth start off the disabled list, whom Jeter is 5-9 against Neimann in his career. Will it be tomorrows starter, right-hander Jeremy Hellickson, or will the achievement linger into the weekend and come off David Price or James Shields?

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