Monday, June 23, 2008

Pettitte Gangster in Win Against Reds

The Good

Pettitte pitched 6 shutout innings before a rain delay ended his day. Ramirez and Rivera pitched a combined 2.1 scoreless innings with Mariano picking up his 21st save of the season. Giambi had three hits including a 2 RBI opposite field double, and Posada went 2-4 with an RBI and a double of his own. Most impressive piece of yesterdays game however has to be Giambi's stolen base. The man has heart.

The Bad

Is it me, or does Farnsworth give up a lot of homeruns?

The Ugly

Farnsworth reached his hand out on a comeback hit that deflected off of his hand and allowed the runner on. Pitcher's probably shouldn't do that, but it is instinctual. I respect his gangster because he didn't even seem to realize he was hurt, until he looked down and saw it was cut and needed 3 stitches. He says he won't need to hit the DL, which is also gangster.

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. Today marked the forth homerless game. Well, for the Yankees anyway. Ken Griffey Jr.'s been hitting homeruns.

Melky Cabrera 7hr = $7.00
Alex Rodriguez 14hr = $14.00
Hideki Matsui 7 hr = $7.00
Bobby Abreu 8hr = $8.00
Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Jason Giambi 17hr = $17.00
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 4hr = $4.00
Shelley Duncan 1hr = $1.00
Total = $76.00

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.


Steve said...

The bullpen is sticking together. Mo needed an outing and they won't pitch him unless it's a save situation. Kyle Farnsworth, steps up, "Don't worry Mo, I'll get you in".
Yankee fans understood and gave Farnsworth a standing ovation witch of course Michael Kay thought was for Griffey, Michael, how long have you been in New York?

Fernando Alejandro said...

Agreed Steve. I'll say this for Farnsworth, he's great at creating save situations for Mo.

Roberto Alejandro said...

Farnsworth gets free meals at Mo's restaurant in New Rochelle every night.

Quinn said...

agreed.. about kay.. as i watch more and more and listen to the games less and less. he really bothers me.. they talk about stupid stuff the time.. and why does flarity kill posada so much.. there seems to be a lot of hating going on

raven said...

What happened to Giambi's mustache?
It's definitely darker.

Fernando Alejandro said...

That's a good question Raven, I think it just got thicker and fuller. Perhaps we'll never know.