...was my self-imposed deadline for writing a novel this summer. I didn't come close, but a novel is still one of my goals.
...at 2:47 PM Central, my friends Matt and Kim Tedesco welcomed their second daughter Ava Estelle.
...Hideki Matsui returned to the Yankee lineup and went 4-for-4 with a walk.
...Bobby Abreu drove in a total of seven runs, six in the first inning.
...Derek Jeter was walked three times and hit by a pitch before being pulled for a pinch-hitter. Jeter didn't get a hit, but neither did he record an official at-bat, so his 20-game hitting streak is, by rule, intact.