SheFanJane put it best on Twitter:
“There are days when I want to spank Cashman.”
That was Jane Heller’s reaction to Johnny Damon’s fifth-inning solo shot off Sergio Mitre. Damon’s new team, the Tigers, hung on for a 5-4 victory over the Yankees on Monday night.
Down 5-2 in the eighth, the Yankees mounted a two-run rally that culminated with Derek Jeter leaving the tying run on third and winning run on first after Magglio Ordonez caught a sinking liner on a slide.
Mark Teixeira continued his hot May with a two-run shot in the third to bring the score to 3-2. After Damon’s homer, Boone Logan came in for the seventh and allowed an RBI triple to third left fielder Brennan Boesch, who finished with thee RBIs.
Joba Chamberlain looked like the 2007 Joba, striking out the side in the eighth with a high-90s fastball and a nasty slider. However, Jose Valverde was just as nasty in the ninth to strike out the Yankees 2-3-4 hitters in order. Yankees-Tigers box score.
As of right now, I agree with Mrs. Heller. Brian Cashman deserves to be spanked for giving away Damon and Austin Jackson. However, the season isn’t over yet. Curtis Granderson is helpless on the DL. I’ll evaluate Cashman’s moves at the end of the season.
As I was telling my dad, if A-Jax returns to reality and hits .300 for the season and Granderson has a great September and October, NOBODY will remember May.
Line of the Night:
Nick Swisher: 1-for-3, R, 2 BB, 2 K.
Javier Vazquez will make the most important start of his year. Another shelling and he’s out, I say.