Saturday, July 19, 2008

Yankees Top A's With Spectacular Walk Off Hit By Pitch

The Good

Chamberlain pitched 6 innings of 1 run ball with 8 strikeouts. Cano had 4 hits and 4 different Yankees had 2 hits. I suppose that isn't as impressive when you consider they played into the 12th but hey. The bottom part of the order pushed in all runs with Melky, Betemit, Gardner and Molina knocking them in. Molina got the winning rbi when he got hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. I'll take it. Farnsworth, Ramirez, and Robertson combined for 4 innings of shutout ball with 6 strikeouts.

The Bad

Veras gave up the tieing run in the 7th, and then Mariano gave up the go ahead in the 9th. Who would have thought that he was human! Still, it wasn't a save situation so he's yet to blow a save this season. A-Rod went 0-5 with 3 strikeouts. Also, this game went into extra innings, which is fine if you were watching from home, but sitting in the bleachers with that sun pounding down on your head for 12 innings can be really exhausting.

The Ugly

Justin Christian pinch ran for Jason Giambi in the 9th. He took off with a mighty jump and was sprinting full speed towards second when suddenly his legs out did themselves, he tripped, face planted and was thrown out at second. I felt bad for him, but it was kind of funny too.

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 today, but a couple yesterday as A-Rod and Cano both hit one out. That puts Cano one homerun closer to Melky in the C&C homerun chase. The two players have been trying to topple the most sacred record in baseball: Derek Jeter's single season homerun record of 24 homeruns, set by Derek Jeter.

Melky Cabrera 8hr = $8.00
Alex Rodriguez 20hr = $20.00
Hideki Matsui 7 hr = $7.00
Bobby Abreu 10hr = $10.00
Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Jason Giambi 19hr = $19.00
Johnny Damon 6hr = $6.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 7hr = $7.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Wilson Betemit 4hr = $4.00
Derek Jeter 5hr = $5.00
Shelley Duncan 1hr = $1.00
Total = $92.00

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 should give Molina a Purple Heart, or preferablely a raise, for so gallantly sacrificing his kneecap for the team.
And loyal fans sitting in the bleachers with that sun pounding down on their heads for 12 innings should get dozens of coupons for cold drinks and a signed photo of the Big G.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I agree. I want my signed photo.