Sunday, June 15, 2008

Yankees Power Their Way Through Astros

The Good

13 runs scored and no runs allowed is plenty good to go around on fathers day. The Yankees fathers must be proud. The Astro's fathers, not so much. Yankees had 15 hits with 6 Yankees having multiple hit games including Damon, who went 3-6 and Jeter who went 2-4 with 2 RBI's. A-Rod and Posada both hit long balls. Chad Moeller hit a double further proving Cashman's genius in signing a third string catcher. Cano had a monster game going 2-4 with 3 RBI's. Wang mustered 5 innings of scoreless ball, but came out with an injury (More on the that in the Ugly), Ohlendorf-Ramirez-Hawkins-Giese combined to throw 4 scoreless innings.

The Bad

Melky Cabrera did not receive an invitation to the hits party as he went 0-5 with 2 strikeouts. I'm offended by his efforts.

The Ugly

With the bases loaded, Derek Jeter hit a single which forced Wang to sprint from 2nd all the way home. Although he scored standing up, and there wasn't a play at home, Wang came up lame with a foot injury. If Derek Jeter's single forced Wang to run, and Wang's running forced his injury, than its only proper to conclude that Derek Jeter injured Chien Ming Wang. This is a severe turn of events for this season.

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 another homerun today, and it didn't require any help from Astro's fans. He crushed it. Posada also made up for lost time by hitting a round tripper of his own.

Melky Cabrera 7hr = $7.00
Alex Rodriguez 12hr = $12.00
Hideki Matsui 7 hr = $7.00
Bobby Abreu 8hr = $8.00
Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Jason Giambi 15hr = $15.00
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 = $72.00

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.

1 comment:

raven said...

Yes, it was all Jeter's fault.
He should have hit a Grand Slam instead of that silly one-base ace-killing hit.
And it was Jorge's fault, too. Why can't he run like Carl Lewis?