Jeter and Abreu both had 2 hit games with Abreu hitting a 3-run homerun in the first inning of the game. Shelley Duncan knocked in his first run of the season. Britton pitched a scoreless 2.2 innings, though at that point the Tigers seemed eager to get the game over with.
Ian Kennedy lasted 4.2 innings and gave up 4 runs. Not to be out done, Jonathan Albaladejo gave up 4 runs in 1.2 innings. The Yankee offense waisted several opportunities to score as has been the case all season.
Last night's loss means a sweep. The Yankee offense finds 2 run leads insurmountable, and there is just no fight left in this team. With the rotation we have, it seems like the team needs two long relievers, and Albaladejo shouldn't be one of them. After tonight, I find it hard to believe that Kennedy gets his next start, but I also don't know who they'll replace him with.
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. Last night, Bobby Abreu hit one out to support the cause:
Melky Cabrera 5hr = $5.00
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 3hr = $3.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 2hr = $2.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Total = $29.00
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.