Monday, May 26, 2008

Yankees Complete Sweep

The Good

Jeter got his first hit since getting hit on the hand. It was an RBI double. Molina had a pair of hits. Edwar Ramirez pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless relief, and Mariano closed the game with a 2 strikeout save. Further more, this is the first Yankee late inning comeback of this proportion this season. I know the Mariners aren't the strongest team, but we did it against J.J. Putz whose a good closer. This was the best game of the weekend.

The Bad

Chien Ming Wang pitched 6.1 innings where he gave up 5 runs. He threw a lot of pitches and he just struggled to be effective. Either way, it set up our comeback.

The Ugly

Matsui came in the 8th to pinch hit for Duncan and he hit a grounder back towards Putz who made a pretty good diving play to grab the ball. Matsui hustled down the line and Putz, in a rush to get rid of the ball, threw it away. It was an ugly throw, where he double clutched from his knees as he was falling off balance to get the throw off. Oh well, ugly for the Mariners means runs for us.

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 yesterday. I think Melky's due though:

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think Girardi is a bit obsessed with Duncan. It was a mistake to put Duncan in the starting line up instead of Hideki Matsui.
I know young players need to play more to improve, but you can't do that by putting a red-hot hitter on the bench.