Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pirates Pillage Yankee Booty

The Good

Cano had 3 hits and Abreu hit a homerun. Rookie outfielder Justin Christianson overcame a fielding error to have 2 hits and 2 RBI's in his debut.

The Bad

The Yankees did not capatalize on a wild Gorzelanny and let him off the hook several times, including a bases loaded situation. Melky missed a grandslam by a few feet and then grounded out with the bases loaded. The Yankees squandered every opportunity to blow this game open.

The Ugly

Yankee pitching was ravaged by the Pirates. Rasner lasted 5 innings giving up 7 runs, followed by Hawkins 2.2 innings of 4 run ball, and ending with Edwar Ramirez's 1 out 1 run performance. This game had bad hitting and bad pitching. You won't win many games with that combination.

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. The Yankees broke their homerless streak with Abreu's 9th homerun of the season.

Melky Cabrera 7hr = $7.00
Alex Rodriguez 14hr = $14.00
Hideki Matsui 7 hr = $7.00
Bobby Abreu 9hr = $9.00
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 = $77.00

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.


Big Al Sal said...

Darrell Rasner is officially a pumpkin...

and it's Christian, not Christianson...

Fernando Alejandro said...

Prospects need to last at least a month before I consider getting their name right.

And I think you're right about Rasner. He's been awful his last few starts. I think major league teams have officially figured him out.

bigjf said...

I've been tempted to call him Christianson as well. He should change his name. It just has a better flow.

On another note, did any local paper take the opportunity to use the headline, "Raped and Pillaged?" Their lineup raped us and Gorzelanny certainly got away with a heist.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I sure didn't miss the opportunity to use the words "pillage" and "booty" in a headline about the Yankees. Let's just hope they don't lose again...I don't even want to think of what that headline will be.

raven said...

Please show our female citizens some respect and call the 28-year-old rookie "Christiandaughter".