Damon had a pair of hits including a homerun. Wang threw 5 innings of 3 run ball, which wasn't good, but wasn't bad either. He's at least earned another start and needs to build from there. The bullpen was pretty good too, going 4 innings without allowing a run, including valiant efforts from Hughes, Coke and Aceves.
4 hits against the Nationals? Really? When does Jeter come back?
Nationals starter John Lannan pitched 8.1 innings allowing just 2 runs. I wouldn't mind if this were Halladay or Grienke, but John Lannan? At least we can take solace in the fact that he pitched a 1-run complete game against the Mets.
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. Johnny Damon and Robinson Cano both had homeruns, but it wasn't enough since those two homeruns were half of the total Yankee hits last night.
Jorge Posada 9hr = $9.00
Hideki Matsui 10hr = $10.00
Derek Jeter 9hr = $9.00
Mark Teixeira 20hr = $20.00
Nick Swisher 12hr = $12.00
Robinson Cano 12hr = $12.00
Johnny Damon 14hr = $14.00
Melky Cabrera 6hr = $6.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 9hr = $9.00
Brett Gardner 2hr = $2.00
Total = $104.00
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.