Monday, June 30, 2008

Oliver Perez too Perfect for Yankees

The Good

Rasner had a decent 5 inning 2 run outing, and Derek Jeter had a pair of hits. Betemit hit a solo homerun to contribute all the offense the Yankees would have yesterday. Robertson's 2 inning 1 run debut was fine for a first time rookie pitcher. I hope to see more of him. Derek Jeter also broke up the perfect game by Oliver Perez.

The Bad

Oliver Perez carried a perfect game into the 4th inning, which may not seem like much, but is further than he should have against the Yankees. However, in the Yankees never ending quest to make mediocre pitchers look like Cy Young Candidates, they recorded 6 strikeouts and no hits before Jeter could put an end to the madness with a hit to break up the perfect game.

The Ugly

Offense, where did you go? 5 Yankees went hitless, not including the pitchers who also went hitless. The offense recorded 0 walks while whiffing 10 times. Ouch.

Respect Jeter's Gangster is for the Children

The "Respect Jeter's Gangster" blog joined Johnny Damon's home run 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 home runs hit and the money donated throughout the season. Wilson Betemit helped the children out with a solo shot yesterday.

Melky Cabrera 7hr = $7.00
Alex Rodriguez 15hr = $15.00
Hideki Matsui 7 hr = $7.00
Bobby Abreu 10hr = $10.00
Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Jason Giambi 17hr = $17.00
Johnny Damon 6hr = $6.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 6hr = $6.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Wilson Betemit 4hr = $4.00
Derek Jeter 4hr = $4.00
Shelley Duncan 1hr = $1.00
Total = $82.00

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.


bigjf said...

That Betemit homer was such a blast, from his supposed weak side no less, that should be worth $2 for the kids.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I'd give $5 if Chad Moeller would hit another homerun.

raven said...

$50 on Jose Milona, anyone?