Hawkins and Farnsworth combined for 3 scorless innings. Damon had 4 hits, Jeter had 3 and A-Rod 2. Jorge Posada's pinch hit triple scored 3 runs in the 6th.
Kennedy settled down after a rough 2nd, to finish with 5 innings pitched and 3 earned runs. He gave up 4 hits and 4 walks in that time, and threw over 100 pitches to get there. Though he has shown some improvement this just isn't a good start. Ohlendorf might need to figure out his pitching in the minors.
Although Jeter had 3 hits, he grounded into a double play in the 9th with 1 out and Damon standing at third. He did the same thing against Cleveland last post season to kill a rally in that game. Its a much different game with a 4-3 lead and Mariano on the mound than having it tied 3-3 and bringing in Ohlendorf.
Respect Jeter's Gangster is for the Children
The "Respect Jeter's Gangster" blog joined Johnny Damon's homerun club, which raises money for the Children's Health Fund. We are pledged to donate $1.00 for every homerun the Yankees hit this season. We will keep a running tally of the homeruns hit and the money donated throughout the season. Awful loss today, which makes three in a row for the Yankees. No homeruns:
Melky Cabrera 4hr = $4.00
Alex Rodriguez 4hr = $4.00
Hideki Matsui 3 hr = $3.00
Bobby Abreu 3hr = $3.00
Jorge Posada 1hr = $1.00
Jason Giambi 5hr = $5.00
Johnny Damon 3hr = $3.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 1hr = $1.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Total = $26.00
If you are interested in Johnny Damon's Homerun Club or the Children's Health Fund you can find links to both at the top right hand corner of our page.