Yesterday's game doesn't deserve a Good, Bad, and Ugly review, but I'll try my best:
Two of the Yankees who showed up for optional batting practice earlier in the day had good games. Molina went 1-3, and Gonzalez went 2-3. Cano and Jeter also went 1-3, but they didn't come for the practice. Cano's batting average is slowly rising. He's at .188 now.
The offense. 4 Yankees had 0 hits in that lineup including the 3 & 4 hitters, Abreu and Matsui. Molina had the only extra base hit of the game with a double.
Pettitte's start. Don't get me wrong, I love Andy Pettitte, but he just didn't allow the Yankees a chance to win. He gave up 5 runs in 4 innings of work. Britton followed him with 2 innings of 1 run ball, which is okay I guess. Veras and Ramirez pitched the remaining 2 innings giving up another run. I think its time to bring up Patterson.
This team is extremely inconsistant. I would have thought Rasner's latest start would be a huge boost for the team, but this is how they follow it up. They have yet to piece together a 4 game winning streak this season.
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. No bombs for the bombers yesterday:
Melky Cabrera 6hr = $6.00
Alex Rodriguez 4hr = $4.00
Hideki Matsui 3 hr = $3.00
Bobby Abreu 4hr = $4.00
Jorge Posada 1hr = $1.00
Jason Giambi 7hr = $7.00
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 1hr = $1.00
Total = $38.00
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.