The Yankees scored eleven runs and gave Phil Hughes, who wore a red hat that didn't even come close to going with his uniform, plenty of early run support. Hughes responded by throwing eight scoreless innings. A-Rod went 5-5 with 0 home runs. One day he'll figure out this hitting thing.
An overly cautious Joe Girardi prematurely pulled Phil Hughes after he only threw 105 pitches over eight innings. The twenty-two year old should have thrown the ninth, and a bullpen immediately after the game in order to build arm strength.
With every scoreless inning that Phil Hughes pitched, Chien-Ming Wang punched a water cooler. By the seventh inning, the team had nothing to drink, and considering the hot Texas weather, they were pretty parched. As a result Alfredo Aceves gave up a solo shot in the ninth, almost costing Hughes the game.
The Yankees Spare Respect Jeter's Gangster
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. Lucky for us, no home runs were hit today by the Yankees.
Jorge Posada 5hr = $5.00
Hideki Matsui 5hr = $5.00
Derek Jeter 7hr = $7.00
Mark Teixeira 13hr = $13.00
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 = $72.00
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.