Thursday, June 5, 2008

Yanks Walk-Off in the Ninth

The Good

Wang held the Jays to 7 runs over 4.1 innings and Farnsworth limited them to 1 run in the ninth, which was perfect since the Yanks scored nine runs. Giambi had a 2 run walk-off homerun, and Betemit also hit one out for the second game in a row. If he keeps this up, he'll break Barry Bonds' single season HR record sometime in August. Posada was back behind the plate going 1 for 3. In fact everyone in the starting line up had a hit. It was also another late inning, come from behind win. Veras with two innings of scoreless ball? Lots of good to report tonight.

The Bad

A close game and Girardi didn't get thrown out? What's that all about? Both Betemit and Cano grounded into double plays and should probably be traded. Melky had an error in the outfield and should probably be traded.

The Ugly

After a win like this you feel all warm inside and you don't really want to focus on the ugly. But 6 earned runs in 4.1 innings? Seriously? I could've done that! And this time, I'm not just saying that, I really could've done that. Wang needs to get it together. He's pitching like Ian Kennedy for crying out loud. Dash Bamit.

The Worthwhile Cause

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 a blatant attempt to affect my brother's solvency both Giambi and Betemit hit homeruns today. Bastards.

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.

1 comment:

raven said...

I believe Wang's command is struck between sinker and slider.
Few pitchers can master these two kinds of pitches at the same time. It'll take him some time to work out of the slump.