A lot of good today. Sabathia went seven, giving up only one run. He threw 105 pitches. Girardi didn't make him thrown an additional 20, but that's because Bruney was available, another good thing. A-Rod gave the Yanks the lead back in the first inning with a two-run shot to left. Teixeira hit another majestic blast to the second deck in right in the seventh. I was at yesterday's game, where Teixeira hit an identical shot, and I saw today's game on TV. Those balls were absolutely crushed. Crushed balls I say, crushed. The Yankees supported CC's gem with nine runs rather than two, as has been their custom.
Honestly, if I have to pick a bad, it was the Orioles defense. Two errors in this game, but their play in the field cost them quite a few runs. Not that I care, since we won and all, but still, seriously. They could stand to suck a little less.
In the fourth inning, one of the Orioles hit a foul ball into the seats along the left field line. Both Jeter and Damon converged but the ball was in the seats. A small child who was sitting in the front row was facing the other way and Jeter hit the brim of his cap and Damon tapped him on the back with his glove as both players walked back to their respective positions. Glenn "Big Baby" Davis immediately issued an apology to the boy's father.
RJG Should Rethink Their Business Model
When the Yankees signed Teixeira, we probably should've ended our relationship with Johnny Damon's Home Run Club. These two just hit too many home runs. When Posada gets back, we're absolutely screwed. Both A-Rod and Teixeira went yard today, and are on pace to hit like a million home runs or something.
Jorge Posada 5hr = $5.00
Hideki Matsui 4hr = $4.00
Derek Jeter 5hr = $5.00
Mark Teixeira 11hr = $11.00
Nick Swisher 8hr = $8.00
Robinson Cano 6hr = $6.00
Johnny Damon 10hr = $10.00
Melky Cabrera 4hr = $4.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 5hr = $5.00
Brett Gardner 2hr = $2.00
Total = $61.00
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