Johnny Damon and Derek Jeter had multi-hit games with Damon going 4-5 with a game tieing homerun in the 8th. Clearly he never received the memo that the Yankees were phoning in the season.
Pettitte went 6 innings and allowed 5 runs including 4 homeruns. This stadium has already become a punchline, but now this punchline is getting old.
Plenty to go in the ugly section. Jose Molina injured his quad, which put Francisco Cervelli into the game. It seems like he'll be out for the short term. Mariano Rivera gave up back-to-back homeruns, but before we blame it on the new stadium's wind tunnel to right field, one of them was hit deep to left field. Something is wrong with Mo.
Mark Teixeira is costing us games. He went 0-5 leaving 5 runners on base. I've never been more frustrated with him than in the first inning with a runner on third and one out. Maddon used one of his patented shifts placing 3 infielders on the firstbase side of the diamond, with Evan Longoria holding Jeter at third there was a giant hole in the infield between 2nd and 3rd base. GIANT. All Teixeira needed to do was go the other way. Pulling it was not an option with that many infielders on that side of the diamond. Mark didn't even really need to swing. If he could just make contact and push the ball that way, a soft dribbler would have found its way through that gigantic hole and scored Jeter. Instead, Mark pulls it to the right side, doesn't get it past the pitcher, doesn't bring Jeter home, and starts the first round of boo's he would receive at the stadium.
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, one from Johnny Damon, and another from Hideki Matsui.
Jorge Posada 4hr = $4.00
Hideki Matsui 3hr = $3.00
Derek Jeter 4hr = $4.00
Mark Teixeira 5hr = $5.00
Nick Swisher 7hr = $7.00
Robinson Cano 5hr = $5.00
Johnny Damon 7hr = $7.00
Melky Cabrera 4hr = $4.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Total = $40.00
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.