It was a generally well pitched game with Chamberlain going 5.1 innings and allowing 1 earned run, and the Yankee bullpen delivering the game to Mo with a lead. Molina, Jeter, Damon and Teixeira all had multi-hit games.
Mariano blew his first save of the season, and his 13th against the Red Sox. Mariano gave the lead and basically the game back. Marte gave up the game winning homerun after pitching an exceptional 10th inning.
Can the Yankees leave any more men on base? Personally, I don't think the game was lost when Mariano gave up the 2-run shot. A 2 run lead with these teams means little. The game for me was lost when the Yankees loaded the bases in the 8th with no outs, and then couldn't score a single run. Cano led that charge with a weak grounder that was turned into a double play at home and first. The Yankees also had an opportunity in the 11th to score some runs, but another weak grounder from Melky made sure that wouldn't happen.
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. Yankees were powerless away from the wind tunnel.
Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Hideki Matsui 2hr = $2.00
Derek Jeter 4hr = $4.00
Mark Teixeira 3hr = $3.00
Nick Swisher 4hr = $4.00
Robinson Cano 3hr = $3.00
Johnny Damon 2hr = $2.00
Melky Cabrera 4hr = $4.00
Total = $25.00
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.