Saturday, May 17, 2008

Jeter Gangster in Yankees Loss

The Good

Derek Jeter had 3 hits and 2 RBI's batting in the 3 spot. Giambi and Abreu also hit homeruns. Pettitte didn't avoid the big inning, but 3 runs over 6 innings should be good enough to win you a game. Ramirez pitched a scoreless inning. The only Yankee reliever to do so.

The Bad

The 3 runs from Farnsworth and the extra one by Chamberlain put this game out of reach for the Yankees. They don't come back to win any games, and they certainly can't score 7 runs. It would be easier for Carl Pavano to stay healthy than for this team to score 7 runs.

The Ugly

Tonights game puts the Yankees 5 games out of first. I typically don't care what the standings are at this stage in the season, but the Yankees are showing little life right now. We've lost 7 of our last 10 games. Its a miracle we're only 5 games out at this point.

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. 3 Yankees hit homeruns today, but still couldn't win a game. When they hit they don't pitch, and when they pitch they don't hit:

Melky Cabrera 6hr = $6.00
Alex Rodriguez 4hr = $4.00
Hideki Matsui 5 hr = $5.00
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 = $43.00

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...

The only way Chien-ming Wang can avoid a loss tonight is
a. to wear Big G's golden thong
b. to throw a perfect game
c. to kidnap all the Mets pitchers

Bucky7588 said...

no golden thong post? as soon as I read the article I was anticipating your wit...

Fred Trigger said...

1/9th of the way through a perfect game.

Fred Trigger said...

3/9th of the way

Fred Trigger said...

perfect game over :( Wait!?!?!?!?! What am I so said about?!?!? Go Red Sox!!!!!!!! Holding first place with the Rays, Hell Yeah!!

Unknown said...

i will join you. 6-0 is the truth but in this illusary world ... its 4-0.. no. its not that boston game.

Fred Trigger said...

eh, i'll allow it, but.... I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Do not count this yankees team out yet. Remember, they didnt come alive until after the all-star break, last year. I'm telling you, that golden tiger thong is going to cause a big turnaround. you heard it here first. I guarantee the yankees will be in the hunt after the all-star break.

Fred Trigger said...

I'll even take it up a notch. Anyone care to take any wagers that the yankees will at the minimum make the wild card this year? I'll throw up a $100 for the children's health fund. Why not? its for charity. I remember thinking we were running away with it last year, until the very last weeks of september, when I was sweating my ass off hoping the red sox could keep the division.

Unknown said...

i knew.. howie would say "justice has been served."