Although Nova wasn't feeling well, he kept the Yankees in the game with a 6 inning 4 run effort where he struck out 8. The big blows however came from Derek Jeter and Raul Ibanez. Jeter hit a three-run homerun in the 4th and Ibanez hit a monster shot in the 7th driving in two runs. Cano went 2-3 scoring 3 runs, and Teixeira went 2-4 with an RBI double. Both Cano and Teixeira stole a base bringing Gardner to tears.
Soriano came in to pitch the 7th but gave up two hits, two walks and a run. After Boone Logan pitched an inning where he struck out 3 and gave up no runs, he demanded a contract renegotiation claiming that he's been doing Soriano's job, and deserves Soriano-type money. Hard to argue with that.
Tonight we face old friend of the blog, Carl Pavano. The bad news is that if Freddy doesn't out pitch him, then Freddy's not even Pavano tough and who can trust anyone who's not Pavano tough?
Respect Jeter's Gangster is for the Children
Jeter and Ibanez were the only two to care about the rising cost of health care for children. Their two homeruns give $4 to the Children's Health Fund.
Raul Ibanez 2hr = $4
Nick Swisher 2hr = $4
Andruw Jones 1hr = $2
Derek Jeter 2hr = $4
Curtis Granderson 2hr = $4
Alex Rodriguez 1hr = $2
Total 10hr = $20