Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Yankees Realize Its a Live Game in 9th Inning

The Good

Giambi had a good evening with a pair of hits and 2 walks. Matsui hit a homerun to tie the game in the 9th, and Wang pitched a stellar 7 innings of 1 run ball. They got a good number of hits off him, but couldn't quite come around to score. Chamberlain-Farnsworth-Rivera pitched 3 innings of scoreless relief.

The Bad

Where's the offense? Its ridiculous that we've been asking this question since April. We're all waiting for this 1000 run offense to suddenly emerge, and it refuses to. I'm not convinced that the Yankees can't score more than 1 run in a game without A-Rod and Posada.

The Ugly

Ladies and gentleman. Boys and girls. It is with great regret that I must inform you that the Great Earned Run Race is over. Mariano gave up his first run of the season after posting one scoreless inning in the 10th, his 16th overall. He had yet to record an out when he gave up his first run in the 11th. To make matters worse, Soria closed tonight's game for the Royals recording his 9th save of the season. The race is over, and Soria has won. Give it to both of them. 15 scoreless innings is not easy.

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. Matsui hit his 5th jack of the season to tie the game in the 9th. Although they went on to lose the game, it was still clutch. Some extra good news is that I noticed we had Matsui at 3 homeruns going into tonights game when he really had 4. That means that 2 homeruns are added to Matsui's total. 2 Homeruns for Matsui and the rest of the Yankee offense can't do anything:

Melky Cabrera 6hr = $6.00
Alex Rodriguez 4hr = $4.00
Hideki Matsui 5 hr = $5.00
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 = $40.00

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...

Let's face it guys, the Rays are unstoppable. And with a team name like "Rays," how could they not be?

TribeGirl said...
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TribeGirl said...

Well, they WERE the "Devil" Rays which was more Bad A$$, ooops, I mean Gangster.

Can you believe I typo-ed gangster wrong in my original post? That's the only word on this blog that I think someone should not be allowed to have a typo!

Anonymous said...

Where's the offense?
Lost in the Disney World, it seems.
BTW, how do you say "our offence was horrible beyond description" in Latin?

Fred Trigger said...

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Roberto E. Alejandro said...
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Roberto E. Alejandro said...

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Fernando Alejandro said...

Is that your site Trig?

Fred Trigger said...

no, the author of the blog was looking for different blogs, so I emailed him and recommended you guys to them. I dont really have the time, or the energy to blog full time.