Saturday, July 26, 2008

Yankees Take Two from Red Sox

The Good

This offense is really picking it up. That's 10 runs off 13 hits with 5 Yankees having multiple hits and 6 Yankees driving in runs. The C&C boys have really been heating up as they both had a multi hit game and Cano drove in 3 runs including a game tieing solo shot to center. Pettitte pitched 6 innings of 3 run ball but only 1 of those runs was earned. Veras-Marte-Ramirez-Roberston pitched a combined 3 innings of scoreless relief with Marte getting his first taste of the rivalry by striking out Ortiz.

The Bad

A-Rod's error in the first led to two unearned runs, which makes Dante Girardi weep every night.

The Ugly

A-Rod got hit by 96 mph heat from Hansen. I know A-Rod pretty much understands that he's a big target and that's going to happen, but it doesn't make it hurt any less. I suspect tomorrow may lead to a brawl, especially if Farnsworth pitches and Manny bats.

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. Cano has put himself ahead in the C&C homerun chase as he hit his 9th homerun of the season. Cano & Cabrera are embarking on a quest for Derek Jeter's single season homerun record of 24 homeruns set by Yankee Shortstop and Captain, Derek Jeter.

Melky Cabrera 8hr = $8.00
Alex Rodriguez 21hr = $21.00
Hideki Matsui 7 hr = $7.00
Bobby Abreu 11hr = $11.00
Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Jason Giambi 20hr = $20.00
Johnny Damon 6hr = $6.00
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
Total = $98.00

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...

Manny's not too happy with the Red Sox Management these days. Maybe we can count on him to start a brawl inside the Red Sox dougout.
I'm a little concerned about Veras. He didn't seem very comfortable on the mound.
Congratulation to Nady and his wife.
Hope he can get a couple of hits in toight's game.

Roberto Alejandro said...

is anybody else reminded of Quagmire from family guy whenever they see Youkilis' batting stance?

Fred Trigger said...

gentlemen, live blog for the finale? I must be missing something, because I have never thought of quagmire when i see youk batting.

bigjf said...

I'm more distracted by Youk's goatee whenever I see him. Looks like some dude squatted over him while he was sleeping and unloaded a chocolate creek on his face.