Johnny Damon spent the last week giving it his all only to see his Yankee teammates give it all back. Yesterday, Damon launched a 3-run homerun to permanently give the Yankees the lead. What's even more impressive is that the homerun came after 2 outs in the 6th, and back-to-back infield singles. Yes, you read that right, the Yankees strung together three hits in a row.
If I see Marky T misplay another ground ball to first I will personally slap him with one of his gold gloves.
All game long I expected Joba to peg Aubrey Huff for pumping his fist twice after he hit his homerun in the first. It never happened.
Respect Jeter's Gangster is for the Children
The Yankees have been hitting homeruns this season in an attempt to avoid having to actually hit with RISP. Johnny Damon broke that trend when he hit a homerun with a runner standing on second, but Cano and Teixeira stuck to the script with solo homeruns of their own. The Children's Health Fund must be delighted.
Jorge Posada 4hr = $4.00
Hideki Matsui 3hr = $3.00
Derek Jeter 4hr = $4.00
Mark Teixeira 7hr = $7.00
Nick Swisher 8hr = $8.00
Robinson Cano 6hr = $6.00
Johnny Damon 9hr = $9.00
Melky Cabrera 4hr = $4.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 1hr = $1.00
Total = $47.00
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.