Andy Pettitte gave us the best start of this still young season going 7 innings and allowing 1 run. Bruney and Rivera pitched scoreless innings of their own to finish up the game. Pettitte's performance saved the bullpen from over use, and helped the Yankees get this series started on the right foot. Cano had a pair of hits, and Posada drove in two runs with a single.
Matsui seems to be really pressing. He went 0-4 with two strikeouts. Jeter had a rough night of his own going 0-5.
Kyle Farnsworth pitched a perfect inning striking out all three batters that he faced. To their shame, I will now call them out by name: Johnny Damon, Mark Teixeira, and Hideki Matsui.
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. No homeruns last night as the Yankees showed more regard for my fixed income than in their previous games. I suspect they will continue their homerun onslaught tonight.
Jorge Posada 1hr = $1.00
Hideki Matsui 1hr = $1.00
Derek Jeter 1hr = $1.00
Mark Teixeira 1hr = $1.00
Nick Swisher 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 1hr = $1.00
Total = $6.00
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.