Another walk-off for the Yankees as A-Rod hit a two-run home run in the ninth to tie the game, followed by consecutive hits by Cano and Melky to send everyone home happy. Pettitte went seven innings, giving up four runs. Phil Coke pitched a scoreless 1.2 innings and even Veras managed to get an out without putting men on base or giving up more runs. Also, after hitting seven home runs over the last three years, Jeter has now hit seven in the first two months of the season. Bravo.
Two runs versus Happ? Really? The Yankees look like a single A ball club whenever they face unfamiliar pitching or Roy Halladay. It's really weird, and very annoying. It has to stop.
When Cano got on base in the ninth, Burnett knew it was again time to prepare the whipped cream pies. Normally Burnett uses non fat, but today he only had regular. Cano, who worked hard to get in excellent shape over the summer, does not eat carbs after 3pm. When Burnett pied him and Melky as they were interviewed by Susan Waldman, Cano accidentally swallowed some of the regular whipped cream. Feeling his diet ruined, and hard work thrown out the window, Cano began binge eating ice cream and candy, once again allowed in the clubhouse, when he got back to his locker. He refused to face the media as he whimpered while stuffing his face with ice cream.
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. Both Jeter and A-Rod home run race continued today as they each had one. They are now tied at seven. I suspect we have another Mantle-Maris style race on our hands.
Jorge Posada 5hr = $5.00
Hideki Matsui 5hr = $5.00
Derek Jeter 7hr = $7.00
Mark Teixeira 12hr = $12.00
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 7hr = $7.00
Brett Gardner 2hr = $2.00
Total = $71.00
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.