Alfredo Aceves, who is right now the greatest reliever not named Mariano, pitched 3.1 scoreless innings. He had also pitched two scoreless innings the night before. Cano went 3-4 with a homerun and 3 RBI's. Veras and Mo combined for 2.2 scoreless innings of relief.
Jonathan Albaladejo pitched 2.1 innings and gave up 4 runs. Our bullpen is much better with Bruney there, but Veras and Albaladejo remain inconsistant. Coke had been good, but he's given up 4 runs in his last 4 innings of relief. Hopefully the bullpen holds up against the Phillies.
Joba took a comebacker off his knee, which pulled him out of the game in the first inning. Luckily, the x-rays were negative, and he believes he should be able to make his next start.
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. Two homeruns last night from Cano and Matsui. That's two homeruns in two days for Cano.
Jorge Posada 5hr = $5.00
Hideki Matsui 5hr = $5.00
Derek Jeter 5hr = $5.00
Mark Teixeira 11hr = $11.00
Nick Swisher 9hr = $9.00
Robinson Cano 8hr = $8.00
Johnny Damon 10hr = $10.00
Melky Cabrera 5hr = $5.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 5hr = $5.00
Brett Gardner 2hr = $2.00
Total = $66.00
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.