Monday, June 30, 2008

Yankees Are Weak

The Good

Mussina pitched a good 6 innings of 2 run ball despite a 30+ pitch first inning. He struck out 8. Giambi hit his first triple since 2002, and A-Rod hit a homerun for the only Yankee offense of the evening. Ramirez-Veras-Giese combined for three scoreless innings.

The Bad

For a second consecutive night, the Yankees have tapped out at 1 run. Now Mussina gets the loss despite putting up a good pitching performance. Jeter, Abreu, Cano, and Cabrera all had 0's in the hit column. When you can't capitalize on the first Jason Giambi triple since 2002, than there's something wrong.

The Ugly

Anyone who saw the game already knows what the ugly is. Jose Molina took a Jose Veras fastball off the nuts. It was not pretty. He jumped on the ball that got away before crumbling to the ground in pain. Than after rolling on the ground for a couple minutes, he got up and stayed in the game. Molina deserves a Most Gangster Player award for his performance.

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. A-Rod hit homerun number 534 to tie Jimmie Foxx on the all-time list. Even more importantly, he raised a dollar for children's health.

Melky Cabrera 7hr = $7.00
Alex Rodriguez 16hr = $16.00
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 = $83.00

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.


Fred Trigger said...

That AROD home run was JACKED. You could see he was sitting curveball, and when it came his eyes lit up like toy train headlights.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Yeah, he hit it into the bleachers behind monument park. It was pretty awesome.

How 'bout them Rays though? That team has come out swinging, and hasn't stopped all season.

Fred Trigger said...

You know what the scary thing is. They arent even clicking on all cylinders. Once Pena starts hitting again, its going to be crazy. Did they get a tape measure on that homerun? It had to be at least 450ft.

raven said...

"Weak" is not strong enough.
The Yankees hitters have passed the milestone of “Embrassment”.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I agree Raven. These last pair of games have been terrible.

Roberto Alejandro said...

Molina and Gardner back to back is not a good combo. It didn't help that in the game before they had Christian, Betemit, Molina and a pitcher in the line up, that's a recipe for offensive disaster. The pitcher was unavoidable but having 3/9 back ups in the line up is no good. Betemit hit a homerun, but at this point he either hits one out or gets out, and he doesn't go yard that often.

raven said...

I miss Bowa.
I miss Donnie Baseball.
I miss Mr. T.