Wednesday, May 28, 2008

No One Informs Pitchers That Batting Practice Ended

The Good

The offense was as good as we've seen. 4 different players hitting homeruns, 5 Yankees having multiple hits, offense scoring 9 runs. Abreu had a great throw 'em out play at home that got the Yankees out of the 8th inning unscathed. Ramirez-Farnsworth-Rivera combined to pitch 4.2 innings of scoreless relief. The running game made somewhat of a comeback with Jeter, A-Rod, and Damon all swiping a base.

The Bad

Ian Kennedy gave up 4 runs in 3 innings. The Yankees ran into some bad luck with hard hit balls getting lined to players for outs. Matsui's hit in the 8th was like that. Ohlendorf was way off with his 2.1 innings of 4 run ball, and Hawkins lost the game by serving up a 2 run hit to Cintron.

The Ugly

I agree with Girardi that the game should have been stopped before Matsui's at bat. Matsui did manage to pound that ball, but right at Millar. I usually don't feel this way about a game, but it just didn't seem winnable. Every time we got ahead they would come right back. We had some good plays to limit them, but any opportunity we had (Jeter standing on second, or A-Rod's hard hit groundout) didn't bear any results. After some consecutive good outings, Hawkins has been plain awful of late.

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. Good night for Children's Health but not for the Yankees. A-Rod, Damon, Abreu, and Giambi all hit homeruns for the cause:

Melky Cabrera 6hr = $6.00
Alex Rodriguez 7hr = $7.00
Hideki Matsui 6 hr = $6.00
Bobby Abreu 7hr = $7.00
Jorge Posada 1hr = $1.00
Jason Giambi 10hr = $10.00
Johnny Damon 6hr = $6.00
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 = $53.00

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...

to carry over an issue from the last post comment section.. last night in the ninth inning i was thinking.. this would be a perfect time for a defensive replacement at first with bettimint(not sure on the spelling sorry) at first.. i personally would have like to to see the yanks retain either doug m. or phillips. wilson bettimint is not good to put it nicely. i really dont like him at all. but what can you do.. its depressing watching this team sometimes. i still have hope but honestly its waining. bullpen looks horrible. i think once joba is a starter you will see IPK spend the year at AAA or in the yankees bullpen. we need help there. Hawkins makes me cringe like Farnsworth does.

Anonymous said...

They should've put Joba on the mound yesterday. The ultimate purpose of turning Joba into a starter is to win the game. So why not let him pitch at least one inning when the team needed to win badly? If they were worried about his arm, they could've lessen the pitch limitation and let him rest an extra day.
It just doesn't make sense. I'm actually happy that I had to attend to other business and didn't watch the whole game.

Fernando Alejandro said...

They need Scott Patterson. I don't know why, but he's the key.

Anonymous said...

They may need Scott Patterson, but they're just too into the game called "Let's Call up Chris Britton and Send him back right away".
The way rich baseball clubs waste fuel is a disgrace.