An exceptional pitching performance by Joba Chamberlain who went 7 innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 6. Phil Coke pitched a scoreless 7, and has effectively dropped his ERA into the respectable zone. Nick the Swish went 2-5 with 2 homeruns. Matsui went 1-2 with 3 walks and drove in 3 runs. The fleet-footed Posada stole a base.
Team captain Derek Jeter went 0-5 and botched a play in the field that was ruled a hit. Don't you ever do it again!
Mariano Rivera came into the game and gave up a 3-run homerun off the first batter he faced. Mariano rarely gives up homeruns, and he's given up two in his last two appearances. It has been 5 days since he last pitched but I'm hoping this is a trend that ends now.
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 showed his deep concern for children's health by hitting two homeruns, one from each side of the plate.
Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Hideki Matsui 2hr = $2.00
Derek Jeter 4hr = $4.00
Mark Teixeira 3hr = $3.00
Nick Swisher 7hr = $7.00
Robinson Cano 5hr = $5.00
Johnny Damon 3hr = $3.00
Melky Cabrera 4hr = $4.00
Jose Molina 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.