Chad Moeller had a pair of RBI's and a homerun! Edwar Ramirez had a solid 2.1 innings of relief, which included 3 strikeouts.
Despite a good first five innings, Phil Hughes just couldn't get out of the sixth. His final line was ugly at 5.1 innings with 5 earned runs, but the pitching talent is there. This is the kid who carried a no-hitter last season against the Rangers, and had that amazing playoff appearance in place of Clemens. Hopefully, he can find that. Latroy Hawkins followed up his stellar outing against the Red Sox, with a not so stellar 3 runs while recording 1 out.
This Yankee offense has slowly moved from the bad part of the game to the ugly part of the game. Daniel Cabrera was good, but should he have kept the Yankees to 2 runs? And should 3 Baltimore middle relievers shut down these Yankee bats? When you give up 8 runs, it doesn't really matter, but we have some under performers on this team and they need to pick it up. Cano and Giambi have averages in the .100's range, and Damon is well on his way to being there too. A-Rod can't seem to hit when it matters anymore. When Chad Moeller is out hitting your regulars something needs to happen.
Respect Jeters Gangster is for the Children
We at the "Respect Jeter's Gangster" blog are all about the children. To that end we joined Johnny Damon's Homerun club, which helps raise money for the Children's Health Fund. We are set to donate $1.00 for every homerun the Yankees hit. Throughout the season, we will keep a running tally of the homeruns hit, and the money raised. It looks like the scrappy Chad Moeller has added to the cause with a homerun of his own. Didn't see that coming:
Melky Cabrera 3hr = $3.00
Alex Rodriguez 4hr = $4.00
Hideki Matsui 3 hr = $3.00
Bobby Abreu 2hr = $2.00
Jorge Posada 1hr = $1.00
Jason Giambi 2hr = $2.00
Johnny Damon 1hr = $1.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 1hr = $1.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Total = $19.00
If you are interested in Johnny Damon's Homerun Club or the Children's Health Fund you can find links to both at the top right hand corner of our page.