Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Yesterday's Windy City Victory

The Good

Yankee offense came up big in the 7th, loading the bases and having Abreu hit a grand slam. Damon hit a 3-run shot of his own to put it a little further out of reach. He may have known Farnsworth was going to pitch. Wang did not have his best stuff, but he limited the White Sox to 3 runs over 6 innings, striking out 5. He gave up 10 hits and 2 walks, so the 3 runs scored is near miraculous considering. Don't look now, but Wang has been striking out more batters than usual. Chamberlain came into the game in the 7th with the bases loaded, and got out of the jam with only one run scoring.

The Bad

Billy Traber came in the 7th to face lefty power bat Jim Thome, he walked him after working a full count. Bruney came in and loaded the bases on a walk and a hit after recording one out. Farnsworth came in the 9th and gave up 1 run on a homerun. Outside of Chamberlain, relief was shaky. Makes you wonder about that 8th inning spot, once Chamberlain is gone.

The Ugly

Derek Jeter's swinging strikeout on a high fastball with the bases loaded. Abreu cleared everything with his grandslam, but it was still an ugly strikeout.

Respect Jeter's Gangster is for the Children

The "Respect Jeter's Gangster" blog joined Johnny Damon's homerun club, which raises money for the Children's Health Fund. We are pledged to donate $1.00 for every homerun the Yankees hit. We will keep a running tally of the homeruns hit and the money donated throughout the season. Last night, Johnny Damon continued his quest for his first 30 homerun season with a shot to right field, Giambi knocked one out as he continues to fight his way out of his slow start, and Abreu hit a grandslam to help win the game. The C&C boys were limited to no homeruns despite their opposite field power:

Melky Cabrera 3hr = $3.00
Alex Rodriguez 4hr = $4.00
Hideki Matsui 3 hr = $3.00
Bobby Abreu 3hr = $3.00
Jorge Posada 1hr = $1.00
Jason Giambi 3hr = $3.00
Johnny Damon 3hr = $3.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 1hr = $1.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Total = $23.00

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.


Anonymous said...

yankee stadium often?

Anonymous said...

oops. actually i said... do you live in the city? do you go to yannkee stadium oftern?

Fernando Alejandro said...

We go when we can. My brother's living in the city, but I'm in Massachusetts. I got 2 games confirmed this year, but I'm hoping to get to a few more than that. It is the last season after all.

Anonymous said...

i c. i had a reason to ask this question. anyway thx.

Fernando Alejandro said...

And the reason being?

Anonymous said...

i just realized you used "we." its true. you are not the only writer. but my question was meant to you anyway.

Anonymous said...

i am just curious. when you get some comments, do you get notified? just you or all three writers get an email or something?