The Jets on Monday announced their training camp schedule… sort of.
They didn’t release the full schedule, but they did announce their publicly open practices. And there aren’t many of them — just three fully open practices in Florham Plain Cheap Jerseys Park, plus the annual Green and White scrimmage/practice, which will be held at Rutgers this year.
Construction around the Jets’ training facility in Florham Park has cut down on the amount of available parking. Plus, the Jets are holding three joint camp practices with Washington in Richmond, Va., so the Jets won’t have as many practices in Florham Park as usual.
Throw in that the top candidates to replace Witten are 2015 seventh-round pick Geoff Swaim (nine career catches) and 2016 sixth-round pick Rico Gathers (zero career catches) and you begin to wonder if Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will have any pass-catchers he can rely on in 2018.
He says he’s also been feeling good at the plate.
His results haven’t been good.
He’ll go into Sunday night’s ESPN game hitless in his last 11 at-bats and batting.182 for the season with two homers, four RBIs, 13 strikeouts and one walk in 44 at-bats.
Bird has had a bad last few days.
In Friday night’s series opener against the Mets, he was 0 for 4 with two strikeouts and a double-play grounder facing deGrom in the Yankees’ 4-1 win.
In his previous game, Bird was 0 for 6 with four flyouts and two groundouts last Wednesday night when the Yankees won in Toronto 3-0 in 13 innings.
I fouled some back and took some against deGrom, Bird said. It’s just a Reebok Cheap Jerseys game of inches. It’s little things always. But that’s part of the process. I think understanding that is a good thing. You can gauge where you’re at and work on it.
All in all, it’s been a good couple of weeks being back. I think we’ll get it ironed out here. But at the end of the day, we’re winning ballgames.
The Yankees improves their best-in-baseball record to 42-18 by winning Saturday night and they’re 10-3 since Bird came off the DL on May 26.