Joba gave us 6 innings of 3 run ball. A quality start! Aceves-Marte-Hughes-Coke combined for 2.2 innings of scoreless ball. Perhaps Joba can be an effective starter after all. Perhaps.
The Yankee offense came alive scoring 9 runs with A-Rod leading the way. A-Rod went 3-3 with a homerun and 4 RBI's. Its amazing how A-Rod could finish the season with 30 or more homeruns after missing part of the season for the hip surgery, and then experiencing a homerun drought through stretches of the summer.
The Yankees put on a base stealing clinic for the Red Sox swipping 7 bags off Varitek and assorted Boston pitchers. Jeter stole 2, and A-Rod, whose hip has limited him all season on the base paths, stole 3. The worse part of it for the Red Sox is that their future catcher probably wouldn't have done much better.
I saw Albaladejo warming up, and I thought, well, there goes the lead. He didn't give up the lead, though he did give up 2 runs while only recording one out. I wasn't sure why we were putting him in to begin with, even with that kind of lead.
David Ortiz is back on the juice. You heard it here first.
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. A-Rod gave the children the only Yankee homerun of the night. We thank him, and his bravery.
Jorge Posada 22hr = $22.00
Hideki Matsui 28hr = $28.00
Derek Jeter 17hr = $17.00
Mark Teixeira 37hr = $37.00
Nick Swisher 27hr = $27.00
Robinson Cano 23hr = $23.00
Johnny Damon 24hr = $24.00
Melky Cabrera 12hr = $12.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 28hr = $28.00
Brett Gardner 3hr = $3.00
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $1.00
Eric Hinske 7hr = $7.00
Jerry Hairston Jr. 2hr = $2.00
Total = $232.00
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.