Derek Jeter hit a homerun in the 6th inning of the continued game giving AJ Burnett a win. In the second game, Andy Pettitte pitched 8 innings of 2 run ball, and Swisher went 2-5 with a double and a homerun. Mariano secured two saves yesterday.
Teixeira's bat was benched the first game of the Twins series. "Every now and then a bat just needs a day off to remember its purpose in this world." Said Manager Joe Girardi. "I mean its not like Teixeira was using it."
Teixeira did have two hits in the second game, showing Girardi's plan to be effective.
A ravage squirrel attacked Twins 3rd Baseman Brendan Harris. Recent reports indicate that the altercation actually began before the game started. "I was sitting at the park eating some peanuts, and this squirrel walks up to me and asks for a couple." Explained Harris. "He was looking at me, and I was looking at him, we locked eyes, and in that instance we became mortal enemies, then intimate lovers, but then back to mortal enemies."
Raffle For Yankees vs. Red Sox Tickets!!!.....For the Children
If you have not seen it, look at yesterdays post about the Children's Health Funds raffle of Yankees vs. Red Sox tickets for the Saturday, August 7th game. To enter the raffle, make a donation to the Children's Health Fund in any amount, and under the section that asks for who you were referred by, write the RJG Blog.
This year we are committed to donating $2 for every homerun hit to the Children's Health Funds through the Yankees Homerun Club. Yesterday, the Yankees remembered that the "Bombers" part of Bronx Bombers stood for homeruns, not for bombing series against teams they should beat (Yes I'm talking about the Mets). Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher donated to the cause with solo homeruns.
Posada 6hr = $12
Granderson 2hr = $4
Cano 9hr = $18
Swisher 8hr = $16
Jeter 5hr = $10
Johnson 2hr = $4
Rodriguez 6hr = $12
Teixeira 7hr = $14
Thames 2hr = $4
Gardner 2hr = $4
Winn 1hr = $2
Miranda 2hr = $4
Total = $104