Cano went 3-4 yesterday continuing his hot April start, and Posada hit a homerun early in the game. Although it wasn't the best start, Sabathia went 5.2 innings allowing just one run. Dave Robertson made his season debut with two shutout innings with 3 strikeouts.
Cody Ransom had an 0-5 night with an error on the field. He did make a nice play early on to stop a run from scoring, but any offensive contributions he gave this team last year appear to have been a limited occurrence.
The bullpen was dreadful. After Sabathia left with 2 outs in the 6th, Edwar Ramirez came in and gave up a hit. He was quickly pulled for lefty Phil Coke who got the last out of the inning. Then came Jose Veras to pitch the 7th. Veras walked the first batter and quickly showed that he couldn't throw any strikes. He gave up back-to-back doubles allowing the Indians to score 2 runs. He was pulled for Marte who quickly loaded the bases, walked in a run, and then gave up a grandslam to Grady Sizemore. He then gives up another homerun to Victor Martinez. The crowd started chanting "We want Swisher", and who could blame them. The bullpen was abysmal. Marte is the biggest contract we have in the bullpen besides Mariano. He needs to shape up.
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. Posada hit his 2nd homerun of the year.
Jorge Posada 2hr = $2.00
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 = $12.00
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.