5 of the Yankees 6 runs were solo homeruns from Damon, Teixeira, Melky, Cano and Jeter. Jeter hit the go ahead homerun in the 8th inning. The relief looked good today with Coke-Albaladejo-Bruney-Rivera combining for 4.1 innings of shutout ball. Gardner and Damon both had stolen bases.
Joba lasted 4.2 innings allowing 5 runs in that time. He fell behind nearly every batter, and threw way too many pitches. I understand that he's a work in progress, but he's definitely better than he showed yesterday.
Matsui was out because of fluid build up in his knees, but he was called upon to pinch hit for Cody Ransom late in the game. He struck out. Matsui does not look good this season, and that his knees are giving him trouble already is not a good sign. If Matsui doesn't turn things around, they'll need to start keeping him on the bench and have others DH. Hopefully, he gets his legs under him, but right now it does not look likely.
Respect Jeter's Gangster is for the Children
The "Respect Jeter's Gangster" blog joined Johnny Damon's home run 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 home runs hit and the money donated throughout the season. Yesterday, the Yankees showed little regard for my fixed income, but much regard for children's health in their 5 homerun barrage. But, screw the fixed income, keep hitting those jacks!
Jorge Posada 2hr = $2.00
Hideki Matsui 1hr = $1.00
Derek Jeter 3hr = $3.00
Mark Teixeira 2hr = $2.00
Nick Swisher 4hr = $4.00
Robinson Cano 3hr = $3.00
Johnny Damon 1hr = $1.00
Melky Cabrera 1hr = $1.00
Total = $17.00
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.