Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Yankees Drop 3 Straight

The Good

Although Rasner's final line of 6 innings and 4 runs doesn't look all that good, 2 of those runs would have been avoided had he not gone out to pitch in the 7th or if Marte could get an out without loading the bases and giving up a double. Veras pitched a scoreless inning with 2 strikeouts. The offense was generally alive, scoring 6 runs on 13 hits, with 4 Yankees having multi-hit games. Christian and Jeter both took a bag.

The Bad

Damaso Marte got roughed up yesterday pitching an inning with 2 earned runs, but also allowed his inherited runners to score as well. If it wasn't enough to be down 6 runs, Mariano Rivera allowed a solo shot to put the O's at 7 runs. The Yankees lost 7-6.

The Ugly

Is anything worse than having your player strikeout in the 9th with a runner in scoring position and down by a run? Wilson Betemit was awful last night, even by his standards. He went 0-5. Cabrera also went hitless going 0-4. Also, does Bobby Meacham guess every time he needs to send or hold a runner at third? He's been awful at it all 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 a solo shot last night..

Melky Cabrera 8hr = $8.00
Alex Rodriguez 22hr = $22.00
Hideki Matsui 7 hr = $7.00
Bobby Abreu 11hr = $11.00
Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Jason Giambi 20hr = $20.00
Johnny Damon 7hr = $7.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 9hr = $9.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Wilson Betemit 4hr = $4.00
Derek Jeter 6hr = $6.00
Shelley Duncan 1hr = $1.00
Xavier Nady 1hr = $1.00
Total = $101.00

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...

Now Pudge is here(and good luck Tiger fans, don't forget your heart attack pills when Krazy Kyle takes the mound), we have a better chance to win the series against the Angels.