The offense is still very much alive and well. Though they couldn't get the big hit when they needed it, they still scored 5 runs including homeruns from Jeter and Cano, and a 2 run single by Swisher who's been driving in runs like its his walk year or something. Jeter finished 3-5 on the night having scored 2 runs and driven in 1. A-Rod talked about beating father time, Jones believed it was possible, but Jeter's making it happen.
Also noteworthy was our bullpen which has been a huge strength for us this season. Rapada, Logan and Soriano combined for 4.2 innings of shutout baseball, which is more innings than we got out of Kuroda. After a rough first appearance, Rapada has really settled down and given us some solid innings out of the bullpen.
Kuroda lasted 4.1 innings allowing 6 runs. A lead the Yankee offense could never quite topple.
After his second homerun Justin Morneau looked into the Yankees dugout and yelled "Your mothers!" We thought this would fire the Yankees up but instead they got all quiet and sad as they realized that they missed their mothers. They then went on to leave 18 men on base. Its psychological warfare at its best.
The Children Get the Money So I Don't Care
Jeter and Cano contributed to the progression of modern medicine with their homeruns last night. We're $4 closer to solving the riddle of childhood illness.
Raul Ibanez 2hr = $4
Nick Swisher 2hr = $4
Andruw Jones 2hr = $4
Derek Jeter 4hr = $8
Curtis Granderson 3hr = $6
Alex Rodriguez 1hr = $2
Robinson Cano 1hr = $2
Total 15hr = $30