Monday, June 16, 2008

Yankees Crush Padres

The Good

Yankee offense took batting practice off of the Padres 4 Yankees having multiple hits, one of which was Robinson Cano. A-Rod hit a homerun and Giambi hit 2. Pettitte put up a stellar 7 inning shutout with 9 strikeouts. Veras-Traber-Rivera closed out the game without allowing a run with Rivera throwing a perfect inning by striking out the side. Melky made an amazing catch in the outfield though he's continued to slump at the plate.

The Bad

It appears that Cano has given his slump to Melky who went 0-4 last night and whose average has dropped to .254 on the season. I suspect he'll be fine.

The Ugly

The Padres did not help themselves at all with what appeared to be a dozen errors and passed balls. Stansberry had a real hard time at second base. Let's just hope it continues.

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 a homerun and Giambi hit 2. A-Rod almost hit a second homerun, but in his selfish attempt to only hit balls out at dead center the ball fell a couple feet short.

Melky Cabrera 7hr = $7.00
Alex Rodriguez 13hr = $13.00
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 = $75.00

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.

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