Saturday, June 7, 2008

Yanks Shame Themselves and Their Ancestors

The Good

Darrell Rasner, the Yankees' new Ace, pitched 8 innings and gave up only 2 earned runs. Having Rasner in the minor league system was largely the reason the Yanks did not aggressively pursue Santana in the off-season. When you have an ace ready to emerge in AAA you just don't make a long term commitment to free agent pitcher who doesn't love the Yankees, only their money (that's right, I just called Santana a gold digger. What's he going to do about it? I'll punch him right in his pitching arm.).

The Bad

Darrell Rasner, the Yankees' new Ace, pitched 8 innings and gave up 2 earned runs. In a game in which we need our staff ace to give us nine scoreless innings, Rasner failed miserably, and he should go think about what he did.

The Ugly

That's three straight losses for Rasner. What's ugly about it is that yesterday's game and his second to last start, in which he pitched 6.1 innings of 1 run ball, should not have been losses. Rasner should be at 5-1, instead he's 3-3 with a 2.58 ERA. That is patently ridiculous.

The Tax Deduction

The "Respect Jeter's Gangster" blog joined Johnny Damon's homerun 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 homeruns hit and the money donated throughout the season. In an effort to deny Rasner any run support, the Yanks hit no home runs.

Melky Cabrera 6hr = $6.00
Alex Rodriguez 8hr = $8.00
Hideki Matsui 6 hr = $6.00
Bobby Abreu 7hr = $7.00
Jorge Posada 1hr = $1.00
Jason Giambi 12hr = $12.00
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 3hr = $3.00
Shelley Duncan 1hr = $1.00
Total = $59.00

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...

They simply refused to win whenever their starters got a quality start.

raven said...

Johan Santana, the ace who can find the Strike Zone with blindfold, is no James "I don't know how to punch a bag of coco crisp" Shields.
We strongly recommend you take a good look at his more than broad shoulders and punch Pavano or Zito instead.