Life long minor leaguer, Brian Gordon made his Yankees debut yesterday against a formidable lineup in the Texas Rangers, and came out of it with a decent 5.1 innings of 2 run ball. What many don't know is that Gordon made his major league debut in 2008 as a Texas Ranger. What people also don't know is that Gordon not only made his career in the minors, but also started from the bottom as a towel boy and then worked his way up to the starting rotation. Now he's a New York Yankee. Disney is looking into it to see if there's enough magic in it to make into a movie.
Also good, Cory Wade got the win with two innings of scoreless relief in extra innings. In other news, the Yankees apparently signed someone named Cory Wade.
Gardner had the walk-off hit as he went 2-2 after replacing Jones, but much credit has to go to Posada, who went 1-5 but made that one hit count with an RBI double to score the tieing run.
Gardner was caught stealing. Not in the game mind you, but at Saks Fifth Ave where he was chased down by security and made to give up the trial cologne he had snatched out of a sales associates hand. Gardner is now sporting an embarrasing 6 for 20 in theft attempts at upscale department stores.
After his debut Brian Gordon packed his belongings and waited outside in the parking lot for the bus to Scranton. When it didn't come, he took the subway to grand central and took a train to Scranton where he began unpacking his things and looking for an apartment. Girardi sent Ramiro Pena to go get him, but because of a misunderstanding, Pena thought that he too was demoted. "I said 'I need you to go to Scranton.' but before I could explain that I needed him to get Gordon, Pena had already hopped on a train. He was so fast! He already had a prepurchased train ticket to Scranton."Gordon and Pena now have an apartment together in Scranton, and are sharing their big league stories with the kids down on the farm.
No Homers, but National League is Next
Yankees held off their offense yesterday so they could test the long ball in the National League. No homers means no money for the babies, but they will hopefully make up for it on their roadtrip. Here is the year-to-date money raised for the Children's Health Fund:
Mark Teixeira 21hr = $42
Curtis Granderson 21hr = $42
Russell Martin 9hr = $18
Alex Rodriguez 13hr = $26
Jorge Posada 6hr = $12
Robinson Cano 13hr = $26
Andruw Jones 4hr = $8
Brett Gardner 3hr = $6
Nick Swisher 6hr = $12
Derek Jeter 2hr = $4
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $2
Eduardo Nunez 2hr = $4
Ramiro Pena 1hr = $2
Total = $206