What a game. Wang pitched 7 innings of 2 run ball getting the win in the process. Chamberlain followed suit with a solid inning which ended with a strikeout of Frank Thomas, and Mariano closed the game in typical Mariano fashion. Melky Cabrera came up big in this game, hitting a homerun and making two spectacular plays in the field to rob some doubles. And we were going to trade this guy.
The Yankees waisted a lead off triple by Johnny Damon in the 8th. Plain and simple, you need to score from third.
Roy Halladay was upset that Melky took the curtain call. He yelled at him to get back in the dugout. I personally believe he shouldn't cry in the baby milk. At first I thought Halladay was angry at Melky, but later I realized that he's probably just angry because he plays for the Blue Jays. When you're on the Rays or Orioles, you know your team sucks, and you can prepare for that. With the Blue Jays, they have enough talent to be a good team, but are perennial 3rd place holders in the AL East. Unfortunately for them, 3rd place is just out of reach of both a division title and a wild card spot. Its easy to prepare for a losing season, but a mediocre season, is tough to swallow. Its kind of like coffee, I can drink it hot, or I can drink it cold, but when its luke warm, I throw it out.
Respect Jeter's Gangster is for the Children
We at the Respect Jeter's Gangster blog understand the its all about the children. To this end, we joined Johnny Damon's Homerun Club to support the Children's Health Fund. The Children's Health Fund provides health care to underserved children. Basically, all the children that don't have health insurance and can't afford medical care. Its sad that so many children out there have medical issues that go unresolved because they simply can't afford to go to a doctor. We pledged $1 for every homerun hit by the Yankees this season, and so far we're off to a good start. We'll keep a running tally throughout the season. 161 games to go...
Melky Cabrera - 1 HR = $1.00