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The New York Yankees
Wow, what a clobberfest. Its not every day your pitching gives up 9 runs and you still win by 6, but tonight was that night. Even though Wang wasn't very good, giving up 9 runs in 4 innings of work, several relievers stepped up to finish this game. Ohlendorf gave up a run on a couple hits and walks in an inning of work, but he struck out three batters to close the inning. Hawkins stepped up with a big 2 innings of scoreless relief with 2 strikeouts, and Traber and Bruney finished the game without allowing another run to score.
The story however was the offense. Every starting player had a hit today, with Abreu and A-Rod hitting homeruns, and Posada knocking in 3 runs on 2 doubles. Jeter, who has been on an absolute tear since returning from his quad injury, had 2 hits and 2 RBI's. The most inspiring bat however is Chad Moeller, who no one believed could hit. He had 3 singles and a walk today. With that kind of output, there's no real pressure to get Molina back before he may be ready.
Well, Wang's 9 runs in 4 innings.
I watched tonights game on NESN, and one of their regular sponsors is Sullivan Tires. Sullivan Tires commercials are just awful, and tonight's one followed in line. It featured Dustin Pedroia getting interviewed by a little girl, who asks him the square root of 196. He doesn't know so she gives him a hint saying that its the number of a famous player. He still doesn't know, so then Jim Rice shows up and gives the answer, 14. Pedroia says "Whoa, its Jim Rice." in the most unsurprised voice as possible, and the commercial ended shortly thereafter. Sullivan Tires, if you're reading our blog, which I know you do, let us write your commercials. We couldn't do any worse.
Respect Jeter's Gangster is for the Children
Respect Jeter's Gangster has joined Johnny Damon's Homerun Club which helps raise money for the Children's Health Fund (Both linked in the top right hand corner of our page). We are set to donate $1.00 for every homerun the Yankees hit this season. Tonight, A-Rod and Abreu helped the cause by hitting homeruns of their own. Thank you A & A boys. Thank you:
Melky Cabrera 2hr = $2.00
Alex Rodriguez 4hr = $3.00
Hideki Matsui 3 hr = $2.00
Bobby Abreu 2hr = $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 = $17.00