Friday, July 11, 2008

Yankees No Match for Mighty Pirates

The Good

Mussina pitched 6 innings of 2 run ball, with Robertson pitching a scoreless inning of his own. Jeter had a pair of hits as Abreu knocked in both of the Yankee runs. Christian and Abreu both stole a base.

The Bad

Sloppy play coupled with ice cold bats proved to be enough for one of the worst teams in the majors to beat the Yankees. If you're counting at home, that would be a 2-1 series wins by the Pirates over the Yankees.

The Ugly

That's another good start wasted by the Yankees. I'm really pulling for Mussina to be a 20 game winner this season, and its not so far fetched if the Yankees would maybe, I don't know, score some runs. 2 starts ago he pitched 6 innings of 2 run ball and got the loss against Texas, now he pitches 6 innings of 2 run ball against the Pirates and gets a no decision. Can the Yankees win some friggin' games for the man!?

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. No homeruns yesterday as the Yankees feared a homerun might put them over their 2 run per game limit.

Melky Cabrera 8hr = $8.00
Alex Rodriguez 18hr = $18.00
Hideki Matsui 7 hr = $7.00
Bobby Abreu 10hr = $10.00
Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Jason Giambi 18hr = $18.00
Johnny Damon 6hr = $6.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 6hr = $6.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Wilson Betemit 4hr = $4.00
Derek Jeter 4hr = $4.00
Shelley Duncan 1hr = $1.00
Total = $87.00

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...

The Great
Mike Mussina got his first base hit since June 23, 2002.
And thanks to Abreu, Moose didn't break his leg running around third base.