Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Yankees Break Orioles' Brooms

The Good

Yankees broke up the sweep with a Jason Giambi homerun and a 3 hit night from Damon. Jeter hit a sac fly to bring in a run, and both Matsui and Cabrera had 2 hits a piece. Pettitte was amazing with 6.2 innings of 2 run ball, and Chamberlain continued his trip to the rotation with 1.1 innings that were followed by more pitches in the bullpen. Mariano threw another scoreless inning for his 13th save of the year.

The Bad

5 Yankees went hitless including the meatiest part of the lineup with Abreu and A-Rod combining to go 0-8. Cano also had an 0-4 night.

The Ugly

The question was asked of Pettitte about what he thought if they would need to bring him out after 5 or 6 innings to let Chamberlain get his innings up. Pettitte said something to the effect of "Tell Chamberlain to try and take this ball from me and see what happens. I'll pancake a youngen." I thought it was an odd thing for him to say, but it was kind of gangster.

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. Giambi has been showing his great concern for Children's Health by hitting his 2nd homerun in as many days. Thank you Giambi:

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 11hr = $11.00
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 = $54.00

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.

6 comments:

raven said...

You gotta love the Big G and his wonder-working mustache.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Honestly, the Big G is magic right now.

raven said...

If they could clone Mo, how many Mos do you want?
I will say 12. One per inning and three in the bull pen for extra innings.
Check out this interesting article.

http://web.yesnetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080528&content_id=1444231&oid=36019&vkey=7

Fernando Alejandro said...

Mo has been amazing. He really turned back the clock so far this year. That link is unavailable right now, but I think its a problem with the website not the link.

raven said...

It's from Deep in the Red on YES.

raven said...

It's from Deep in the Red on YES.