Burnett, who is slowly developing a reputation as a stopper, pitched 8 innings allowing 2 runs and striking out 9. He carried a no-hitter into the 7th, when it was broken up by Carl Crawford who I still hold the Yankees should have traded for years ago. Bruney pitched a beautiful 9th, striking out the side which included such standouts as Upton, Crawford, and Longoria.
The 7-2 final score is fairly deceiving, because it was a very close game until the last inning when Yankee captain Derek Jeter hit a three run homerun as part of his 3-5 day. Swisher continued his best A-Rod in April impression by going 2-4 with a homerun and a double. Gardner went 3-5 with 2 doubles and scored 3 of the 7 Yankee runs.
Marky T still looked like the wrist was bothering him. Besides a sac fly, he was not able to get any hits and struck out once.
Honestly, the only ugly part of the game was watching Burnett's no-hit bid get broken up. After the game however, it was reported that Xavier Nady felt some sharp pain in his elbow and was the reason he was pulled out of the game. That cannot be a good sign.
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. Nick the Swish hit a solo shot to help put the Yankees into the game, and Derek Jeter hit a 3-run shot to bury the game.
Jorge Posada 1hr = $1.00
Hideki Matsui 1hr = $1.00
Derek Jeter 2hr = $2.00
Mark Teixeira 1hr = $1.00
Nick Swisher 4hr = $4.00
Robinson Cano 1hr = $1.00
Total = $10.00
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.