Today's game just goes to show how timely hitting is much better than hitting many times. The Yankees managed just 5 hits today, 1 for extra bases, no homeruns, and yet, they score 5 runs. The Cleveland pitching staff only gave up 2 walks too, so it wasn't like they were walking runs in. Mussina put together another decent outing with 5 innings and 2 earned runs, but perhaps more impressively, Albaladejo and Farnsworth got the ball to Chamberlain and Mariano. Farnsworth had a very good inning striking out 1 and going perfect. Once again, the Chamberlain-Rivera express delivered, and Mo picked up his 8th save of the season. He's yet to give up a run.
You hope to see more from Giambi who left 5 men on base, and Cano went 0-3 further extending his slumping ways. Not good. You also hope to get more innings out of Moose, but following up his 7 inning effort against Chicago, I'll settle for it.
That double that Matsui hit scored Damon from 1st without even a throw. Cleveland's right fielder could not pick that ball up for some reason. By the time he did, Damon was rounding 3rd.
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. No homeruns tonight. Just means there'll be 4 tomorrow:
Melky Cabrera 5hr = $5.00
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 = $27.00
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.