It appears that once Derek Jeter got his 3000th hit, the hits have started to rack up. Since number 3000 Jeter has been batting .331 with 5 doubles, 2 triples and 1 home run. Not bad for a guy that started the season with a .260 batting average. On June 13, he went down with a calf injury that sidelined him for a while.
Jeter, who is 37, was being written off. On June 13, everyone was talking about his lack of production and the possibility that he didn't have it anymore. Jeter is one of those amazing athletes that seem to always take it to the next level when need be.
Since Jeter returned, the Yankees have been in a fight with Boston for first place. Even with the suspect starting pitchers, Jeter has been the most productive Yankee. As the Captain, he is leading by example and it appears that everyone is following his lead ie: Cano and Granderson.
I am not sure if the chase for 3000 was getting to Jeter. I do know that once 3000 was reached, it appeared that Jeter went back to his usual business, helping the Yankees win baseball games.