Matsui has had an amazing start this season showing why we were foolish to think about trading him. He hit his third homerun of the season tonight, and knocked a couple runs in. Jeter had 3 hits tonight and knocked in a run showing that his quad injury is simply ungangster. Pettitte has pitched another quality game recording his second win of the season, limiting the Rays to 3 runs in 7 innings. Damon had a couple walks, and even Farnsworth had a good inning recording a strikeout while retiring the side. Chad Moeller has a couple walks as well, and has proven to be a serviceable plan B. The biggest surprise is how well Mariano has started the season. Not that I thought he'd get off to the same start as last season, but I definitely didn't expect him to be this sharp. That's his 5th save of the season.
A-Rod, what's going on? Bases loaded 3-pitch strikeout? Get it together! Cano had some good at bats but no hits. I hope he does not continue in his slumping ways. Giambi is in the same boat as he went 0-4 bringing his season average below .100.
The Yankees loaded the bases three times this game and did nothing with it. They need to start capitalizing on these situations. I understand its cold and whatever crap excuses that have been used to explain their bad offensive start, but seriously, cut this crap out!
Respect Jeter's Gangster is for the Children
We at the "Respect Jeter's Gangster" blog have joined Johnny Damon's Homerun Club, which helps raise money for the Children's Health Fund. We will donate $1.00 for every homerun the Yankees hit this season. Tonight, Hideki Matsui, cared enough to hit one out. Hopefully, his Yankee brethren will follow suit tomorrow:
Melky Cabrera 2hr = $2.00
Alex Rodriguez 3hr = $3.00
Hideki Matsui 3 hr = $2.00
Bobby Abreu 1hr = $1.00
Jorge Posada 1hr = $1.00
Jason Giambi 2hr = $2.00
Johnny Damon 1hr = $1.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 1hr = $1.00
Total = $15.00
For more information about Johnny Damon's homerun club or the Children's Health Fund, click on the links provided on the upper right hand side of our page.