Saturday, May 24, 2008

Mariners Drowned By Sea of Runs Part Two

The Good

Monster games by Abreu, Giambi, Matsui, Cabrera and Cano. Giambi and Abreu both hit homeruns, and Cano hit 3 doubles. Giambi's taking it the other way with ease, and that has to be a good sign for him. If there was doubt before, I think it is now clear that Cano has smashed his slump. That was a 4-4 game for him. Veras pitched a perfect ninth, and Chamberlain began his stretching out process by throwing 2 innings of scoreless relief. I'm sure the Yankees wanted at least 3 innings out of him, but he wasn't as efficient as you'd like. I guess that's what happens when your dusting off your other pitches.

The Bad

Since getting hit on the hand Jeter is 0 for his last 13 including his 0-5 tonight. Mussina wasn't sharp in his 5 inning 4 run outing though he did seem to settle down after he got rocked in the 3rd. Farnsworth gave up a two-run shot further complicating his candidacy for the 8th inning.

The Ugly

9th inning, 2 outs, and Beltre batting, Veras throws a nasty pitch that the umpire hesitated on before calling the strikeout. All us fans cheered as the Yankee players started gathering in the infield, "New York, New York" started playing and then all of a sudden, all the players ran back to their positions and they started playing some more. It took a few more pitches before Beltre grounded out to really end the inning. All of us in the stands had no idea what occurred, but when we got home we read that it was only strike two. It didn't help that the Yankee scoreboard had Beltre at 2 strikes before Veras' nasty pitch, which I think confused everyone from the players, to the stadium workers, to the umpires, to the fans.

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. Giambi and Abreu hit homeruns tonight to help Children' health:

Melky Cabrera 6hr = $6.00
Alex Rodriguez 6hr = $6.00
Hideki Matsui 6 hr = $6.00
Bobby Abreu 6hr = $6.00
Jorge Posada 1hr = $1.00
Jason Giambi 9hr = $9.00
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
Shelley Duncan 1hr = $1.00
Total = $49.00

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 Big G does a great job impersonating Donnie Baseball.

Fernando Alejandro said...

The Big G has really come alive of late. The mustache has to be credited for some of it, the golden thong must be the other part.