Monday, June 9, 2008

Joe Girardi Is on Crack

The Good

Mussina pitched 8 innings of 2 run ball and A-Rod hit a homerun. Moose should be the first pitcher to 10 wins in the AL, instead The Bad and The Ugly.

The Bad

Mariano gave up another solo homerun. If he keeps this up his new nickname is going to be Kyle Farnsworth.

The Ugly

First off, let's keep in mind that we're playing Kansas City here. This is the second time in four games that the Royals have held us to two runs or less. We hit one day, not the next. That's why we're no better than .500 right now. Moose threw 89 pitches through 8 innings. Why not let him pitch the ninth? It was his game to lose and instead we use Mo in a non-save situation for no reason and he ends up blowing the game for Mussina. I love Mo, but Moose could've at least gone out there on a short leash and see if he could finish nine, throw about 105, and then maybe we score a run. That's on Girardi if you ask me. People used to complain that Torre put too much faith in the veterans and didn't manage the bullpen well. From what we've seen this season it doesn't look like Girardi is much different, despite having read all the scouting reports and working out everyday.

The Philanthropy

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. A-Rod went yard today, hooray.

Melky Cabrera 6hr = $6.00
Alex Rodriguez 10hr = $10.00
Hideki Matsui 6 hr = $6.00
Bobby Abreu 8hr = $8.00
Jorge Posada 2hr = $2.00
Jason Giambi 14hr = $14.00
Johnny Damon 6hr = $6.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 4hr = $4.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Wilson Betemit 3hr = $3.00
Derek Jeter 3hr = $3.00
Shelley Duncan 1hr = $1.00
Total = $65.00

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.


stormrider6 said...

I know Moose was coasting through the game save for the one mistake, but leaving him in to face Guillen who has been on fire didn't look too smart. Mo has been all but automatic (and only just "all but"), so I understand that move.

Also ugly - Montague's officiating. There were other opportunities to score runs, but no team scores every chance they get. When poor officiating takes away those opportunities, its no surprise they lose.

Roberto Alejandro said...

but pros, especially those as good as the yanks, can't let a few bad calls cost them a game. bad calls are part of the game, you have to be able to deal. Maybe Moose blows it to Guillen, but at least then he loses his game, instead of someone else losing it for him. I say let him pitch, use Mo in a save situation.