Burnett gave a quality 6 inning 3 run start with 8 strikeouts, and a string of Ramirez-Albaladejo-Rivera did not allow a run for 3 innings. Teixeira hit a bases loaded double to drive in 3 runs.
No one seems to be able to hit when there's runners in scoring position.
This team is lifeless. In the 9th inning with runners on 2nd and 3rd and one out, Mark Teixeira popped up to short right field, which was not enough to bring in the run, and then Molina flew out to right. This teams extended problems with hitting with RISP becomes a real issue. There's no one in the lineup that seems capable of driving in runs when it matter. The only notable exceptions are Swisher and oddly enough, Melky. But last night, the losing streak extended to 4, and all 4 have been during this current home stand. Is it really any surprise that that stadium is empty?
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. No homeruns last night. Not even the wind tunnel could save the Yankees.
Jorge Posada 4hr = $4.00
Hideki Matsui 2hr = $2.00
Derek Jeter 4hr = $4.00
Mark Teixeira 5hr = $5.00
Nick Swisher 7hr = $7.00
Robinson Cano 5hr = $5.00
Johnny Damon 6hr = $6.00
Melky Cabrera 4hr = $4.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Total = $38.00
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.