Friday, June 20, 2008

Yankees Can't Stop Moderate Sized Red Machine

The Good

Mussina had a good outing that was marred by horrible defense, and a lackluster offense (more on that in the bad and the ugly). Traber pitched a scoreless inning, and Cano had a 2-3 game with an RBI. Matsui also had a pair of hits.

The Bad

Everything. Mussina pitches 8 innings of 4 run ball, but the Yankees offense comes up way short. Rallies in the late innings were squelched by cold bats. Don't get me wrong, Volquez was as advertised, but the offense didn't help itself. Extremely frustrating game to waste a Friday night on.

The Ugly

Cabrera's "double" in the 5th should have been caught by Damon, and the fact that it wasn't should have marked it an error. It hit his glove for crying out loud! Make that play, and Moose is out of the inning with no runs scored. Damon's wasn't the only defensive miscue with both Giambi and Cano throwing balls away, and giving the Reds more outs than they should.

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. No homeruns tonight. Not even an extra base hit.

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.


raven said...

The Big G can hit but can’t throw.
The Wanger can pitch but can't run.
I guess we'll have to live with it.

Roberto Alejandro said...

That throw by Giambi was pretty bad, but so was that error by Cano, and by Damon for that matter (though Damon's error wasn't scored an error, they gave the hitter a double).

raven said...

Cano needs to stay more focused on the game. Sometimes he just seems distracted and disinterested.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I think the biggest error was Girardi making Mussina walk that rookie to pitch to Cabrera in the first place. Let Moose pitch his game. It didn't make any sense to do that.

raven said...

I wonder how long it will take Joe G to realise intentionally walk can do more damage than good.