The Yanks took their first series of the season. A-Rod hit a solo home run. Teixeira hit a three run home run. And Russell Martin copied him. Also good news, Posada was 1-2 with two walks. Perhaps he is getting more used to being the DH. Burnett didn't blow. Completely.
AJ Burnett wasn't feeling well and for that reason could only pitch five innings. I guess that's bad.
After the game, Nick Swisher was all, "Yeah! We won the series! Go Yanks!" But then Jim Leyland was all, "Yeah, but you beat the Tigers, not exactly an accomplishment." Nick just looked at him for a few uncomfortable seconds and then was like, "You've completely ruined this day for me." Swish then proceeded to pick up his glove, bat, and ball and went home.
Oh, the Philanthropy!
RJG is again pledging $2 per home run hit by the Yankees this season for the Children's Health Fund. Known as the RJG pledge level, this generous outpouring of wealth is made possible largely by the fact that our blog is too big to fail, and were we ever to become insolvent, the Federal Government would have no choice but to bail us out. Teixeira, Martin, and A-Rod all went deep, netting the CHF another $6. Good for them.
Mark Teixeira 2hr = $4
Curtis Granderson 1hr = $2
Russell Martin 1hr = $2
Alex Rodriguez 1hr = $2
Total = $10