Alfredo Aceves was exceptional in relief of Joba, pitching 3 scoreless innings allowing 2 hits with a strikeout. From there, a string of relievers kept the White Sox scoreless until Coke came in and gave up a bomb. Marte-Robertson-Hughes combined for 2 innings of scoreless baseball.
The offense was alive and well with homeruns from Damon and Teixeira while Yankee captain Derek Jeter went 2-3 with 3 runs scored.
Joba Chamberlain was only allowed to pitch three innings yesterday, and he was more efficient than usual using just 35 pitches to do so. However, he did give up 2 runs in those 3 innings, which isn't exactly good. The question of who will be our 4th starter in the post season is a very important one. Is Mitre really the answer?
Tomorrow I will be driving my brother to JFK to fly off to merry ole England where he will be living for the next few years. Though Roberto may not post much while he settles in, I believe that once he starts his disertation, he'll be posting multiple times an hour. I also suspect he'll pick up a drinking habit.
But seriously, we'll miss him here at the RJG headquarters. We hope you settle in well, and get back to posting real soon.
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 Teixeira both hit homeruns last night to put away both the White Sox, and unhealthiness in children. We thank you two contributors. This homerun also matches Damon's career high, which he hit in his first year with us. Here's hoping he reaches 30 by years end.
Jorge Posada 17hr = $17.00
Hideki Matsui 23hr = $23.00
Derek Jeter 17hr = $17.00
Mark Teixeira 32hr = $32.00
Nick Swisher 21hr = $21.00
Robinson Cano 21hr = $21.00
Johnny Damon 24hr = $24.00
Melky Cabrera 11hr = $11.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 23hr = $23.00
Brett Gardner 3hr = $3.00
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $1.00
Eric Hinske 5hr = $5.00
Jerry Hairston Jr. 2hr = $2.00
Total = $201.00
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.