Ellsbury has started hitting really well. He went 3-4 yesterday with a stolen base, continuing a trend of offensive productivity. Soriano and Johnson each had a solo homerun, which provided hope that the power might soon be coming.
The Yankees lost 14-4. That's a 10 run deficit. Even with Soriano and Johnson hitting homeruns, that's a large deficit to overcome. It's almost like the time you put your entire vacation on a credit card, and then cashed your change jar to try to make your payment. It's a nice gesture, but doesn't come close.
Nova's start and Nuno's relief. Each of them gave up 7 runs, and at the end of the day, it would have taken an offense in mid season form to try to make that up. Nova's first start was shaky, and this one was awful, but I'm hoping that he at least has half the leash that Phil Hughes had last year. Nova has good enough stuff to merit the patience.
The Respect Jeter's Gangster blog is donating $2 for every homerun hit to the Children's Health Fund. Yesterday Soriano and Johnson made sure the kids would not go home empty handed. $4 more for the children.
Brett Gardner 1hr = $2
Alfonso Soriano 1hr = $2
Kelly Johnson 1hr = $2
Total 3hr = $6