Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Victory Snatched in Late Innings

The Good

Pettitte threw 6.1 innings and gave up 2 runs off a homerun by Peralta. He struck out 6 and walked 1 in what was a good rebound from his previous two starts. Farnsworth got the last two outs in the 7th striking out one, and popping up the other. He's looked good of late. Matsui had three hits, and Giambi hit an opposite field double to knock in a run. He also knocked in a run when he beat the double play ball by hustling to first. Good effort by the Big G.

The Bad

Rough day for Damon who went 0-5 and Cabrera who went 0-4. Abreu went 0-3 but drew 3 walks. Jeter had a throwing error, but Pettitte picked him up by getting out of the inning unscathed.

The Ugly

The last thing you want to do with a one run lead in the 8th, is walk the lead off batter. Chamberlain's outing was rocky as he walked the first two batters before giving up a pinch hit 3-run homer to David Dellucci. The pitch was pretty good, but you have to credit Dellucci.

It was a rough outing for Chamberlain, but its a part of the growth process. It sucks that it happened in such a close game, but he'll learn from this, and it will only make him a better pitcher.

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 homeruns from the Bombers last night. They were probably saving them for today:

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 5hr = $5.00
Johnny Damon 4hr = $4.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 3hr = $3.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Total = $32.00

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.

13 comments:

TribeGirl said...

As much as I want Johnny Damon's charity to make alot of money, don't count on the homeruns today ~ you're facing Cliff Lee. He's our ACE!!!

Kevin said...

hey tribe girl, go fall down a set of stairs

Quinn said...

i think farnsworth could be a good 7th inning guy.. i dont think he can deal with the added ny pressure at the 8th or 9th. the people who booed joba last night were wrong. why boo the kid. he screwed up it happens. although.. he needs to start throwing more gas and listening to his catchers. tribe girl.. go away this if for intelligent baseball talk.

TribeGirl said...

Wow, that was rude considering I'm a HUGE Yankee fan but love the Tribe first. I even asked if it was ok to post here before I started posting. Clearly I'm much more capable of having intelligent baseball talk than either of you since I don't go telling people to fall down flights of stairs or to go away. WTF??? YOU must be one of the A$$hole Yankee fans that embarass the rest of the good guys that can have intelligent conversation. What I said WAS intelligent baseball talk. IF you were a true fan and followed baseball instead of being a moron you'd know that!! But I'll stoop to your level - here's some that isn't - FUCK OFF!!!

Fernando Alejandro said...

C'mon people, we're all about good baseball discussion here, not personal attacks. Unless of course the personal attacks are directed at Carl Pavano. Then feel free.

Tonight is definetely going to be a pitching night. Though I'm counting on the Yankees hitting some long balls, I expect to see a pitchers duel. One that will end with a Yankee win.

Kevin said...

tribe girl.. this is a very sarcastic blog, so I figured I'd use a bit of my own...sorry I didn't make it more clear with a :) or a :-P

Kevin said...

and in addition to that, I also invited Carl Pavano to tie his shoelaces together and attempt to traverse a spiral staircase earlier on in the year as well... (Although I definitely meant that one)

Fernando Alejandro said...

Nice Pavano jab. That's what we're all about here on the RJG blog.

Ku said...

this place is fun. i don't know about the yankees at all. i am just a fan of cute players like suppan, aj, kent (i know. i have a weird taste in men) and matt kemp.

Kevin said...

we miss you tribe girl, oh where did you go!!

TribeGirl said...

I'm watching my brand new Derek Jeter - Inside Access DVD that ESPN just put out. It came in the mail today!

Fred Trigger said...

wow, I cant believe all the hostility. Anyways, did you see who SI ranked as the best #2 of al time in baseball? Thats right. Captain Calm Eyes. Now frequent readers of this blog know that I have nothing against jeter, i think hes a terrific ballplayer, I just think hes a little overrated. So with all respect to Jeter, I think old Double XX, one Mr. Jimmie Foxx might have something to say about that choice (if he were alive). Just sayin.

Fred Trigger said...

is anyone else suprised at the fact that cliff lee is pitching like he is greg maddux circa 1995?