A-Rod and Pettitte stand out in my mind. Pettitte for his 6.2 innings of one run ball, and with Halladay as your opponent, you can't afford to do less. A-Rod because he basically got us going in the first inning against Halladay, and was apart of the first two runs scored. With Damon on first, A-Rod hit a double that scored Damon. Then Matsui hit a grounder to first that Halladay bobbled and dropped when Millar threw to him for the out at first. Seeing the dropped ball, A-Rod sprinted for home. Halladay threw to catcher Rod Barajas, but A-Rod kicked the ball out of Barajas glove on the slide. Barajas complained about something to the ump, but A-Rod just gave him his glove back and went back to the dug out. No controversy for A-Rod.
Oh, we also hit 3 homeruns off Halladay. Damon, Teixeira and Matsui were the culprits.
Hughes gave up 2 runs, though in reality it was Mariano who gave up the double that scored Hughes' runs. Relief pitching was not at its best last night.
In the 13th inning of the Rays and Red Sox game, Evan Longoria hit a walkoff homerun giving us back a 1.5 game lead in the standings. With us facing Halladay last night, it really is more than we could have hoped for.
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. Yesterday, Damon, Matsui, and Teixeira all hit homeruns off Roy Halladay.
Jorge Posada 13hr = $13.00
Hideki Matsui 16hr = $16.00
Derek Jeter 11hr = $11.00
Mark Teixeira 27hr = $27.00
Nick Swisher 17hr = $17.00
Robinson Cano 16hr = $16.00
Johnny Damon 18hr = $18.00
Melky Cabrera 10hr = $10.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 19hr = $19.00
Brett Gardner 3hr = $3.00
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $1.00
Eric Hinske 5hr = $5.00
Total = $157.00
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.