5 Yankees had two hit games, including Cano, who hit a double and a single and knocked in a run. Giambi hit his 7th homerun of the season. The Yankees did come back from a 6-1 deficit to lose 6-5, which I suppose counts for something......or nothing, I don't know. Albaladejo-Hawkins-Ramirez combined for 6 innings of scoreless relief with 4 strikeouts.
3 errors in a game we lost by one run is not good. Not to mention that Albaladejo came out injured after pitching a pretty good 2.1 innings of relief. Chris Britton will be called back up. This is just a thought here, but perhaps the Yankees should use him? No?
Eventually you need to concede that you threw away $46 million. Its not anything new really. Remember Carl Pavano? I'm just saying that Igawa doesn't have it. Trade him to the National League where he might have a chance to succeed. Send him to the Nationals, they seem to find a way to get good results from these kind of players. All I'm saying is I don't ever want to see Igawa pitch for the Yankees again. If all of a sudden he picks up a 95 mph fastball, then I might be interested, but until then Scranton seems to be a good home for him.
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. Giambi hit his 7th jack of the season to pass Cabrera for the team lead. Good for him:
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 7hr = $7.00
Johnny Damon 5hr = $5.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 4hr = $4.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Wilson Betemit 1hr = $1.00
Total = $37.00
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.