Monday, May 26, 2008

Yankee Offense Tired From Busy Weekend, Takes Memorial Day Off

The Good

Rasner dealt to the tune of 6 innings of 1 run ball. He was a little shaky early on getting his pitch count up, but he managed to escape the big innings. Matsui was still hot going 3-4, but perhaps the greatest piece of offense came from Chad Moeller who knocked in a run in the 9th. It was some clutch hitting though unfortunately the Yankees still found themselves down 5 runs. I've been saying since 2005 that the Yankees are one Chad Moeller away from winning a world championship. Now that we have Moeller, there's nothing more to do but win that world championship.

The Bad

Unfortunately, Hawkins and Veras gave up 5 runs in relief. That may have been okay if the Yankee offense had decided to show up. But if we get a day off, why shouldn't they? Memorial day isn't celebrated in Japan, thus Matsui's performance, but every other player didn't miss the holiday.

The Ugly

How do you lose a 6 inning 1 run performance by your starter? How do you blow that opportunity? And against Olson?

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 today as I had hoped for. They just better be saving them for the win streak they're going to begin tomorrow:

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.

5 comments:

raven said...

New York Yankees, the team that turn pitchers young and old into Unhittable Aces. Opposing pitchers, that is.

Fernando Alejandro said...

They do make the worst pitchers look like Cy Young candidates. It's surprising how often they do it.

Roberto Alejandro said...

the worse thing about this game is that Rasner gets an "L" for 6.1 innings of 1 run ball. That's bishop.

quinn said...

agreed with roberto on this one... but then again its part of the game... i dont know why he is sitting the big g out yesterday he has been hitting ok... joe puzzles me sometimes

raven said...

Oh yeah, sugar free Joe does love to sit red-hot hitters and Golden Glove first baseman on the bench from time to time.
And it gives me creeps that the one and only Golden Glove first baseman in this team is our beloved Big G.