Ivan Nova gave us a quality start against an offense that is no slouch. The Bullpen was perfect through three innings. A-Rod and Posada both homered with men on base, giving us an early lead we never relinquished.
Gardner got robbed of a couple of hits yesterday. Delmon Young made a terrific diving catch in left to take an extra base hit away. Later, Gardner smoked a ball right to the first baseman. Bad luck for a guy trying to find his swing.
I'm supposed to make up some sort of funny story here, but I'm going to go with 0-7 from Jeter and Gardner. That is ugly. Plain and simple. These guys are supposed to be on base when Teixeira and A-Rod come up. Instead, they're in the dugout, drinking water from Gatorade cups (WTF?). These guys need to start getting on base with some regularity. Hopefully the two hard hit balls from Gardner are signs that things are turning around.
For the children that is. A-Rod and Posada have seen it fit to contribute an additional $4 to the kids. Classy all the way around.
Mark Teixeira 3hr = $6
Curtis Granderson 1hr = $2
Russell Martin 1hr = $2
Alex Rodriguez 2hr = $4
Jorge Posada 3hr = $6
Robinson Cano 1hr = $2
Total = $22