Philip Hughes tossed a 6 inning shutout in his first start in the majors this season. Four Yankees had multi-hit games including Swisher who hit a homerun. Cano had a pair of hits, and his extended his hit streak to 15 games. Jose Molina hit a grandslam in the 7th to put the Yankees ahead by 10 runs. Melancon-Ramirez-Veras combined for 3 shutout innings of relief.
Angel Berroa's defense. At this point its become a punchline, but its well deserved. He cannot field third base.
The 10-run 7th inning was as crazy as it sounds. The Yankees had one hit after another and they were doing this thing called "driving in runs" that has eluded them of late. Molina hit one of his three homeruns of the year, and it was a grandslam. Unfortunately the Yankees were already up 6 to nothing by the time he hit it, but what are you going to do.
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. The power outage in Yankee land continues.
Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Hideki Matsui 2hr = $2.00
Derek Jeter 4hr = $4.00
Mark Teixeira 3hr = $3.00
Nick Swisher 5hr = $5.00
Robinson Cano 5hr = $5.00
Johnny Damon 3hr = $3.00
Melky Cabrera 4hr = $4.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Total = $30.00
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.