Saturday, June 28, 2008

Ponson Aces Mighty Mets

The Good

Sydney Ponson pitched 6 shutout innings with 4 strikeouts. What makes that more impressive is that the strike zone was the size of a jewel box. He worked out of bases loaded jams in the 2nd and 3rd inning, and pitched better as the game went on. Abreu had a monster 4-4 game with 3 RBI's and 2 stolen bases and Cano hit his 6th homerun of the season going 1-4 with 3 RBI's. Jeter went 1-4 with a couple RBI's as well. Farnsworth-Veras-Igawa pitched 3 scoreless innings, with Farnsworth striking out two after giving up a lead off walk. Farnsworth was pitching with his two of his fingers taped together to not tear open the stitches, so I'm sure that made it difficult.

The Bad

Melky had a lackluster 0-4 performance that made many in the stands weep.

The Ugly

As was mentioned previously, Kei Igawa is back with the team.

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. Cano hit his 6th homerun of the season putting him even closer to the Derek Jeter single season homerun record set by Derek Jeter.

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 3hr = $3.00
Derek Jeter 4hr = $4.00
Shelley Duncan 1hr = $1.00
Total = $81.00

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...

And Igawa was just sent back down today. David Robertson was called up to the active roster. Looking forward to seeing him pitch.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Thank goodness.

I've heard a lot about Robertson, so I'd like to see him pitch too. I just wonder if he's the answer to the 8th inning question.

Steve said...

The only way that they could bring back Igawa was to hide him in Ponsons shadow. He made that nine run lead in the ninth look shakey.
Since they only kept him one day, Imus would have said "sayonara". sorry that was the old Imus. The new Imus would have asked,"If a plane leaves Scranton at 1pm and lands in New York how long will it take to return to Scranton?"