Sabathia threw 8 innings of one-run ball. Randy Winn remembered he was a major leaguer and hit a three-run home run. No batters were harmed in the making of this Jeremy Guthrie start.
One batter was harmed in the making of this Jeremy Guthrie start. Posada left the game after the fifth with a strained calf. How the calf got into Yankee Stadium is still a mystery, but the renowned animal lover, Posada, wanted to make sure it got back to its family.
While Sabathia left this start in a much brighter mood than his last against the Orioles, he blatantly disrespected the game in the seventh when he tried to show up home-plate umpire, Bill Hohn.
Sabathia, frustrated with the strike zone, threw his arms in the air, yelled something, walked up to Hohn and demonstrated how one calls a strike, then he drew an imaginary box with his throwing hand where the strike zone should be and told Hohn that when a pitch is in that box, he needed to call a strike as Sabathia had just demonstrated. Sabathia then stood in the batters box glaring at the hitter, just to show him up too. Then, when Girardi came out to calm him down, he grabbed Girardi's cap and used all 6'7" of him to play keep away. This lasted for five minutes.
"I don't care about baseball," explained Sabathia after the game. "I care that my money gets paid to me via direct deposit and that I get the chance to talk to all my friends on opposing teams. That's why I play."
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Wow, Your Stance Is Weird
Despite a fairly awkward looking batting stance, Randy Winn managed to hit a three-run bomb, totally taking the wind out of the sails of the hapless (save when they play the BoSox) Orioles.
Posada 5hr = $5
Granderson 2hr = $2
Cano 9hr = $9
Swisher 3hr = $3
Jeter 4hr = $4
Johnson 1hr = $1
Rodriguez 2hr = $2
Teixeira 2hr = $2
Thames 1hr = $1
Gardner 1hr = $1
Winn 1hr = $1
Total = $31