[Disclaimer: I didn't watch this game so here goes a titillating review of the box score.]
The Yanks not only win a close game, they do so in extra innings. Jeter played the entire game which means everyone who watched the game was treated to 12 innings of unadulterated gangster. That's a lot of gangster, I'm sure they need a break. Also good, Farnsworth pitched a whole inning without giving up a run.
Ramirez gave up his first run of the season, a solo home run to Cuddyer in the seventh which tied the game at six. He also allowed one of the runners he inherited from Wang to score. Wang's performance was less than stellar, but the offense bailed him out.
Let's face it, Edwar Ramirez is ugly. Also, that error by Minnesota, in whatever inning that was, was hands down the ugliest play I've ever read a sentence fragment about on MLB Gameday. I mean honestly, learn to field the position. If I want to watch little league I'll watch little league, I don't need to see the Minnesota Twins playing like that. I guess in the world of Twins, Minnesota is Devito, not Schwarznegger.
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 Yanks again failed to hit any homeruns. The Twins had one but we're not that charitable.
Melky Cabrera 6hr = $6.00
Alex Rodriguez 7hr = $7.00
Hideki Matsui 6 hr = $6.00
Bobby Abreu 7hr = $7.00
Jorge Posada 1hr = $1.00
Jason Giambi 11hr = $11.00
Johnny Damon 6hr = $6.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 4hr = $4.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Wilson Betemit 1hr = $1.00
Derek Jeter 2hr = $2.00
Shelley Duncan 1hr = $1.00
Total = $54.00
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.