Pettitte gave another lengthy outing lasting 7.1 innings and giving up 3 runs. Jeter, Damon and Cano all had a pair of hits with Cano hitting a homerun. Bruney and Mariano combined for 1.2 innings of scoreless baseball with Mariano getting the save. Jeter was quite productive late in the game scoring the tieing run after a leadoff double in the 8th, and driving in the go ahead run in the 9th.
Teixeira's April woes continued with an 0-4 night. Gardner got thrown out at 2nd during a pitch out, which in a close game is never good.
Not much ugly to report. It was a well pitched game on both sides, and the Yankees happened to pull it out at the end. Today is the home opener with CC Sabathia on the mound. This should be a fun game to watch.
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. Cano hit a 2-run shot last night commemorating his idle Jackie Robinson, whom he is named after and whose number he had the privilege to wear.
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 2hr = $2.00
Total = $11.00
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.