Posada hit a homerun, his second in as many games, as he came in as a pinch hitter. Jeter stole his 5th base of the season.
SixYankee starting position players went hitless including Damon who went 0-5, and Teixeira who went 0-3 with a walk, bringing his season average down to .182. Cano's hit streak ended with an 0-4 game.
I know the Yankees have no confidence in the bullpen, but running up Sabathia pitch count is INCREDIBLY STUPID. They sent him out for the 7th inning, and he got rocked. He had already thrown 99 pitches going into the 7th. Sabathia has been horrible when they try to stretch him out like this, so here is my note to the Yankees: Fix your bullpen, and you won't have to wear Sabathia out in the first year of his 7 year $161 million contract. Durability has its limits.
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. Posada hit his 4th homerun of the season, and his second in as many days. The children thank him.
Jorge Posada 4hr = $4.00
Hideki Matsui 2hr = $2.00
Derek Jeter 4hr = $4.00
Mark Teixeira 3hr = $3.00
Nick Swisher 7hr = $7.00
Robinson Cano 5hr = $5.00
Johnny Damon 4hr = $4.00
Melky Cabrera 4hr = $4.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Total = $34.00
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.