Thursday, August 7, 2008

Cy Moose on the Prowl

The Good

Moose pitched 7 innings of shutout ball while giving up 8 hits. He was masterful. I saw him get a strike on a 67 mph changeup, and then follow it up with a 90mph fastball. It was the only time I saw the gun shoot up that high. There's nothing more amazing than watching 6 Rangers flailing at 85 mph heat and striking out on it. This is only the 2nd time this season the Rangers have been shutout. Bruney-Marte-Rivera pitched the remaining 2 innings and kept the shut out.

In his second game after removing the knife en lodged in his leg, Derek Jeter had 3 hits including a homer, 2 RBI's, and a stolen base. In the 9th, Jeter had an RBI single and then was thrown out trying to go to third on the throw. The replay looked like he was in, but whatever. He then came up limping as he walked away from second base, but by the time he reach short, his walking straightened out. When he got to the dugout Girardi asked if he was okay but everyone already knew the answer. This is the same guy who played with a knife in his leg all season. So as always, he's not injured.

The Bad

A-Rod and Molina went hitless, but in reality the Yankees missed several opportunities to score. We left way too many runners in scoring position, and A-Rod finished this series going 0-14. He's now batting .120 for the month of August.

The Ugly

In the 9th, with Betemit at first, Molina hit a one hopper to Kinsler. Thinking it was going to be caught in the air, Betemit didn't run to second. Instead he stayed put at first. Kinsler threw to first baseman Chris Davis who stepped on the bag to get Molina out. He then tagged Betemit, but Betemit was called safe. Because Davis had stepped on the bag first, it opened the base up for Betemit. He needed to tag Betemit first then step on the bag. Maybe next time Davis. Also, Wade Boggs son, Brandon Boggs got struck out by a nasty Mo pitch. Nasty.

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. Derek Jeter continues to make his comeback from knife removal surgery with a homerun tonight. Expect to see this more from the man.

Melky Cabrera 8hr = $8.00
Alex Rodriguez 24hr = $24.00
Hideki Matsui 7 hr = $7.00
Bobby Abreu 15hr = $15.00
Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Jason Giambi 22hr = $22.00
Johnny Damon 7hr = $7.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 10hr = $10.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Wilson Betemit 5hr = $5.00
Derek Jeter 7hr = $7.00
Shelley Duncan 1hr = $1.00
Xavier Nady 4hr = $4.00
Jose Molina 1 hr = $1.00
Ivan Rodriguez 1hr = $1.00
Richie Sexson 1hr = $1.00
Total = $117.00

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...

A-Slump really needs to remove Madonna's fingernail from his body.

raven said...

According to Ed Price of the Star-Ledger
, Carl the Savior has threw a gem of wisdom at his loyal fans.
"I'd like to contribute," Pavano said. "But I don't want to get too far ahead of myself. That doesn't do me any good."

Steve said...

A-Rod overheard a conversation on the plane to Texas. Two beat writers were talking about the Yankees making the playoffs. Alex,thinking this was the first round of the playoffs went into Oct. mode. Someone is sure to tell him on the plane last night that it's only Aug. and the playoffs are still a couple of months away.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Take that A-Rod's unclutch october performances.

Roberto Alejandro said...

A-Rod better pick it up against Anaheim. This is a big series.

raven said...

I'm glad A-Rod broke out of his slump, but one solo homer is simply not enough.
I demand back-to-back-to-back-to-back homers.