Pettitte pitched an amazing game going 8 innings with 8 strikeouts and only allowing 2 runs. He was perfect through 6.2 innings. Mariano got the save.
Swisher was a triple shy of the cycle, and drove in 2 runs while Cano went 2-4 also driving in 2.
Bruney really lost something this season. He cannot pitch a clean inning anymore. Its a shame given how dominant he was early on.
With 2 outs in the 7th, Jerry Hairston Jr. let a sharp hit ball go under his legs for an error, and the end of Pettitte's perfect game. Pettitte then gave up a hit to lose the no hitter as well. Its hard not to think that if Hairston had made that play, Pettitte would be out of the inning and just 6 outs shy of a perfect game. It just goes to show how difficult a perfect game is and how it really is a team effort.
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. Nick the Swish hit his 22nd homerun of the season, and has thus forced my hand to give $22 to children's health so far. Hopefully, he'll bankrupt me by seasons end.
Jorge Posada 17hr = $17.00
Hideki Matsui 23hr = $23.00
Derek Jeter 17hr = $17.00
Mark Teixeira 32hr = $32.00
Nick Swisher 22hr = $22.00
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 = $202.00
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.
Correction: As a reader pointed out, Pettitte gave up one run on two hits. Not two runs as I had written.