The first inning. Well, the bottom of the first inning anyway. The Yankees not only batted around, but Marky T and A-Rod hit back to back home runs. Teixeira would later hit another home run in the seventh, which would prove to be the winning run, making him the most clutch player in Yankee history in games decided by seventh inning home runs, played in May, that begin after 7pm, and where Kate Smith's version of "God Bless America" is played during the seventh inning stretch.
The Yankee bullpen came pretty close to blowing this one. Veras, Ramirez, and Coke all struggled to throw strikes. Are these guys all converted outfielders or something? It's as though none of them understands exactly how pitching works.
While speaking to reporters in the locker room after the game, Marky T inexplicably started crying. And not like a little crying, a lot of crying. Like a toddler. It turns out that he was hurt that Burnett didn't pie him despite his two home runs. Burnett did walk by, but only told him to, "grow a pair," which made the crying worse. Awkward all around.
Saving Children, One Home Run at a Time
As you know, RJG is all about philanthropy. That's why we do this blog, because we love people. We also love children, as do A-Rod and Marky T, who hit one and two home runs respectively today.
Jorge Posada 5hr = $5.00
Hideki Matsui 4hr = $4.00
Derek Jeter 5hr = $5.00
Mark Teixeira 10hr = $10.00
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 4hr = $4.00
Brett Gardner 2hr = $2.00
Total = $59.00
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.