Though it was Cano's mess up on a double play ball that cost us the first game of the series, it was his walk-off single in the 11th that won this one for us. He also hit a homerun earlier in the game.
The bullpen pitched 5 scoreless innings with new member Chad Gaudin going 2 innings with 3 strikeouts. Burnett wasn't his sharpest, but gave us a quality start.
Jorge Posada seemed clueless behind the plate yesterday. Though it was ruled a wild pitch, Posada should have blocked the ball that allowed the tieing run to score. He also had a rough time at the plate going 1-5 with 3 strikeouts.
The Yankees have mastered the come from behind win, which is good, but it'd be nice if we could take the lead early and hold onto it. Here's for a nice clean win tonight at Seattle.
The Really Ugly
Jeter and A-Rod both got hit pretty hard. Jeter had to leave the game in the second inning. Next time we see Toronto, Vernon Wells better get one in the ribs.
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. Damon and Cano hit homeruns last night. It was the 22nd of the season for Damon. Seems like he can still play baseball.
Jorge Posada 15hr = $15.00
Hideki Matsui 17hr = $17.00
Derek Jeter 13hr = $13.00
Mark Teixeira 29hr = $29.00
Nick Swisher 18hr = $18.00
Robinson Cano 18hr = $18.00
Johnny Damon 22hr = $22.00
Melky Cabrera 11hr = $11.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 21hr = $21.00
Brett Gardner 3hr = $3.00
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $1.00
Eric Hinske 5hr = $5.00
Jerry Hairston Jr. 1hr = $1.00
Total = $175.00
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.