Derek Jeter led off the 8th last night with a bases-empty blast, propelling the Bombers to a 2-1 win over Houston. Johnny D had sat the night out [with no DH in the NL park, Gojiru was out in left], so our Captain led off. Robinson Cano batted second and had an ohfer, dropping his average down to .217. He'd best pick up the pace, or it'll be "Crusoe" instead of "Cano".
Pitching. More heartwarming tales to tell: Joba went six strong innings, only allowing one run. NOW, who still thinks this was a bad idea? QVeras went two and got the "W". Farnsy did a scoreless ninth for the save [Really! I am not making this up!]. Joba even fared better at the plate than Robby, going 0-2 instead of M. Cano's 0-3.
Now, our erstwhile ace, Mike Mussina goes tonight against the estimable Wandy Rodriguez. Juan D has a fine ERA which will no doubt balloon after tonight, and his 2-2 pales next to the 9-4 of Moose. Let's get this one, and then lets batter Oswalt on Sunday for the sweep!