Thursday, May 22, 2008

ARod Flexes in Yankee Win

The Good

Nothing like getting the crap kicked out of you to get your fighting spirit back up. One day after their humiliating 12-2 loss, the Yankee offense came for blood. 5 Yankees had multiple hits, Cano, Moeller, and Damon. A-Rod looks like he hasn't missed a step. He hit another homerun and two doubles, though one of those doubles was misjudged...more on that in the ugly section. Rasner pitched 7 shutout innings with 6 strikeouts, and Joba began his stretching out process by finishing the shutout with 2 innings and 3 strikeouts.

The Bad

Whenever there's a blow out like this, there's always at least one player who doesn't get invited to the hits party. Yesterday, the Yankee captain Derek Jeter and Hideki Matsui did not get their invitations. Still, one day removed from getting pegged in the hand, Jeter was able to record an RBI, score a run, and work a walk. Matsui recorded 2 walks and a run scored. Not too bad.

The Ugly

Alex Rodriguez hit his second homerun of the game, but it was close and it bounced back into the stadium so the umpires called it a double. That's the second blown homerun call at Yankee stadium in the last week. I can't prove it yet, but I suspect the umpires are not for the children.

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 this season. We will keep a running tally of the homeruns hit and the money donated throughout the season. A-Rod hit a homerun making that 2 in the last 2 games. It really should have been 3 but the umpires, who selfishly oppose children's health, stole one away from him. He'll just have to hit them further next time:

Melky Cabrera 6hr = $6.00
Alex Rodriguez 6hr = $6.00
Hideki Matsui 6 hr = $6.00
Bobby Abreu 5hr = $5.00
Jorge Posada 1hr = $1.00
Jason Giambi 8hr = $8.00
Johnny Damon 5hr = $5.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 4hr = $4.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Wilson Betemit 1hr = $1.00
Derek Jeter 2hr = $2.00
Total = $46.00

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.

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