Saturday, May 10, 2008

Rasner Sharp Against Detroit

The Good

As the title indicates, Rasner was sharp against Detroit allowing 2 runs over 6 innings for a win. It was good for him to pitch those 6 innings since Igawa only lasted 3 yesterday, and the bullpen would have struggled to do it again. Jeter hit his first homerun of the season. Giambi and Cano both went 1-3 with a walk, with Giambi also knocking in a run. Farnsworth-Chamberlain-Rivera pitched 3 innings of scoreless relief though Farnsworth was somewhat shaky. Rivera recorded his 10th save of the season, and has yet to allow an earned run. For those interested in the Great Earned Run Race, that makes 15 scoreless innings for Mo. If the Royals first inning is any indication of how that game will go, Soria will probably not have a chance to match.

The Bad

Cano had the opportunity to do some damage in the first inning with the bases loaded and Bonderman being as shaky as he was. He had already walked two guys to bring in a run. Instead of sitting on a few pitches and making him throw strikes, he instead swings at the first pitch he deemed hittable, and grounded into a double play. If the Yankees hadn't gone on to score more runs, that at bat may have come under more scrutiny.

The Ugly

As was mentioned previously, Betemit blew a hammy legging out a double. The hit scored a run, but Betemit looks to be out for some time. I preferred the attorney general any way.

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. Today, the Captain, Derek Jeter, hit his first homerun of the season to help the cause:

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.


Roberto E. Alejandro said...

my wife was saying Shelley was pretty funny with the intro today. I can't find any video though? Any links out there?

Anonymous said...

Chad Moeller,“the man wiggling the fingers”
Jason Giambi,“a legend in every state in this country”
Bobby Abreu, "a top-quality dancer”
Shelley is a genius.

Anonymous said...

And Krazy Kyle gave me quite a scare.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Kyle was going strong before this too. Hopefully today was just an aberration.

Anonymous said...

The Wonderful:
Papelbon's blown save: 2

Anonymous said...

im telling you the seventh inning role for crazy kyle is good. its less pressure for him to deal with.. i would like to see him stay there for the rest of his time in a yankees uniform.