Rasner was pretty darn good. He gave the Yankees 6 innings of 2 run ball and 4 strikeouts. What was even more impressive was the 0 walks he gave up. Being the soft tosser that he is, he can tend to nibble and put a lot of guys on base. At least the old Rasner used to do that. Jeter had 4 hits, Abreu had 3 hits, and both Damon and Matsui had 2 a piece. Melky Cabrera hit a two-run homerun, which was followed by a Robinson Cano solo shot. Ohlendorf-Farnsworth-Rivera closed out the game with 3 scoreless innings, which makes the bullpen look a little better when Chamberlain leaves.
Giambi had an 0-2 night with a walk and an RBI. He's at least helping the team somewhat, but he's still struggling at the plate. His strikeout was pretty bad.
The umpire's call in Shelley Duncan's pinch hit at bat was awful. After working a full count he took a pitch at shin level that was called a strike. Horrible call.
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. The C&C boys continued on their quest to conquer Derek Jeter's single season homerun record set by Derek Jeter. They each hit a round tripper putting them one homerun closer to their goal:
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.