Pettitte threw 6.1 innings and gave up 2 runs off a homerun by Peralta. He struck out 6 and walked 1 in what was a good rebound from his previous two starts. Farnsworth got the last two outs in the 7th striking out one, and popping up the other. He's looked good of late. Matsui had three hits, and Giambi hit an opposite field double to knock in a run. He also knocked in a run when he beat the double play ball by hustling to first. Good effort by the Big G.
Rough day for Damon who went 0-5 and Cabrera who went 0-4. Abreu went 0-3 but drew 3 walks. Jeter had a throwing error, but Pettitte picked him up by getting out of the inning unscathed.
The last thing you want to do with a one run lead in the 8th, is walk the lead off batter. Chamberlain's outing was rocky as he walked the first two batters before giving up a pinch hit 3-run homer to David Dellucci. The pitch was pretty good, but you have to credit Dellucci.
It was a rough outing for Chamberlain, but its a part of the growth process. It sucks that it happened in such a close game, but he'll learn from this, and it will only make him a better pitcher.
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 from the Bombers last night. They were probably saving them for today:
Melky Cabrera 6hr = $6.00
Alex Rodriguez 4hr = $4.00
Hideki Matsui 3 hr = $3.00
Bobby Abreu 4hr = $4.00
Jorge Posada 1hr = $1.00
Jason Giambi 5hr = $5.00
Johnny Damon 4hr = $4.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 3hr = $3.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Total = $32.00
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.