Friday 5-0 Jays win
Saturday 9-4 Yankees win
Sunday 4-1 Jays win
Jason Giambi's mustache may have helped him turn his season around, but it wasn't enough to earn him a place on the All-Star team.
Giambi lost out to Evan Longoria, the Rays third baseman who won the fan vote for the final spot on the American League roster. White Sox outfielder Jermaine Dye finished second, with Giambi coming in third ahead of Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts and Royals outfielder Jose Guillen.
"He's a great player - and he's only going to get better," Giambi said of Longoria, an All-Star in his rookie season. "He can play defensively with anybody in the big leagues, and offensively, he's got power to all fields."
Despite the Yankees' "Support the 'Stache" campaign, which included a Stadium giveaway of 20,000 fake mustaches on Wednesday afternoon, Giambi failed to garner enough support to earn his sixth All-Star appearance and first since 2004. Still, Giambi's rebirth at the plate has left him feeling good about his season.
"Just being productive, that's what I'm most excited about," Giambi said. "The whole thing was fun; what (Yankees PR director) Jason Zillo and the guys did with the marketing, the fans, it was awesome. I gave it a run, but now I get four days off, which I definitely can use." (Source)
Huge win for the Yankees as they try to chip away at the Rays lead in the East.
Yankees win 2-1 (Box Score)
As much as I was against the Ponson signing, the big sack of crap has been pitching ok.
6.0 innings 5 Hits 1 ER 2BB 4k's
Jason Giambi answers reporters on his special mustache day.
Giambi calls himself "humbled" by the effort of the club and the kindness of the fans. He has had rocky relationships with both because he testified he used steroids. Now he is a sentimental favorite.
"I guess you just play from the heart," he said when asked about how a person makes that transition. "Just be yourself and let the world know you're a human being and you make mistakes, and it's how you handle mistakes that says who you are."
Andy shut out the Rays through 8 innings
His Line: 8 INN, 4 HA, 5 K, 0.500 WHIP, W, QS
Yankees 5 Rays 0
Help Giambi become an ALL STAR ! (And David Wright too!)
Cynthia files for divorce against A-Rod. Who knows who is telling the truth in this case, but matsuifan decided to help out by sending this picture we took from Kravitz's room in Paris.
It wasn't easy taking this shot, but matsuifan has to do what matsuifan has to do.
Yankees win 5-4 (Box Score)
The Yankees still show signs that they have some life, but will need to get their act together if they expect to do anything this year.
Yankees currently on the DL:
Phil Hughes SP
Ian Kennedy SP
Brian Bruney SP
Carl Pavano SP (what else is new)
BOS: Lester (6-3, 3.48 ERA)
NYY: Pettitte (9-5, 3.98 ERA)
Friday 4th of July
BOS: Beckett (7-5, 3.65 ERA)
NYY: Rasner (4-6, 4.42 ERA)
BOS: Masterson (4-2, 3.75 ERA)
NYY: Mussina (10-6, 3.87 ERA)
BOS: Wakefield (5-6, 3.72 ERA)
NYY: Chamberlain (2-2, 2.22 ERA)
Yankees routed the Rangers without Melky Cabrera. Gardner may leave him in the dust.
Yankees 18 Texas 7 (Box Score)
Great Night for Giambi who had a season high 6 RBI's. A-Rod added a 3 run shot and Damon had 3 hits.
On the other side of the win, Ponson was horrible. He allowed 7 Runs and Jeter continues to hit like Alvero Espinoza.