Burnett wasn't his sharpest but ended with a final line of 6 innings and 3 runs. Hughes threw 2 innings in relief striking out 6 in the process. Rivera closed it for the save. Offensively, Marky T hit a mamoth 3-run shot that put the Yankees up 5-3. It was beautiful.
Melky Cabrera had an incredible throw to second base that got Laird who was trying to leg out a double. It was a perfect strike, and a throw Gardner never has a chance of making.
At one point Burnett tried to pick off a runner at 2nd and threw the ball into the outfield. It was the kind of night he was having, though he finished with a quality start. He walked 5 batters and struck out one. Hopefully, his next outing won't be so rocky.
With an 0-3 night yesterday, Nick Swisher is now batting .235. He needs to turn that around.
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. Marky T hit a monster shot for the cause last night.
Jorge Posada 11hr = $11.00
Hideki Matsui 14hr = $14.00
Derek Jeter 10hr = $10.00
Mark Teixeira 22hr = $22.00
Nick Swisher 14hr = $14.00
Robinson Cano 13hr = $13.00
Johnny Damon 16hr = $16.00
Melky Cabrera 8hr = $8.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 17hr = $17.00
Brett Gardner 3hr = $3.00
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $1.00
Eric Hinske 3hr = $3.00
Total = $133.00
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.