A powerful offense that scored 11 led by Robinson Cano who went 3-6 with 5 RBI's and 2 homeruns. 5 other Yankees had multi hit games, and Marky T drew 5 walks.
After cruising for 3 innings Burnett turned a 6 run lead into a 2 run deficit between the 4th and the 5th innings. The charge was led by Jason Varitek who hit a grandslam. The legendary matchup between Beckett and Burnett was incredibly dissapointing.
Neither bullpen did well, but the Yankees slightly edged out Boston for which bullpen sucks the most. With the exception of Coke's two out performance, no Yankee reliever was able to pitch a scoreless inning.
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 only real good that came from yesterday's performance was the three homeruns hit to benefit children's health. Many thanks to Robinson Cano for his 2 homeruns, and Johnny Damon for one of his own.
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 5hr = $5.00
Johnny Damon 3hr = $3.00
Melky Cabrera 4hr = $4.00
Total = $28.00
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.