Saturday, August 23, 2008

Yankees Show That Lossings Not the Only Thing They Can Do

The Good

The Yankees exploded for 16 hits and 9 runs last night as they took the lead in the 8th and put it further out of reach in the 9th. 4 Yankees hit homeruns last night including Cody Ransom who is now 2-2 with 2 homeruns in his big league career. Jeter hit his 2,500th hit, and Abreu went 5-5 with an RBI last night. They should bring the Venezuelan Little League team to every game. Veras-Marte-Rivera combined for 3 perfect innings despite Marte being as shaky as he was.

The Bad

Matsui was the unfortunate unlucky Yankee last night who did not receive an invite to the hits party. Sorry Matsui.

The Ugly

Moose was not very sharp last night. His final line of 6 innings and 4 runs wasn't horrible, but he was just having trouble putting guys away. I kind of hoped he'd hit 17 wins tonight to make September easier. By my count, he'll have either 5 or 6 more starts to win 4 games. He's going to have to be real sharp, and this offense needs to be real supportive.

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. 4 Yankees aided the cause last night including new comers Ransom and Nady again, as well as Cano and Molina.

Melky Cabrera 8hr = $8.00
Alex Rodriguez 28hr = $28.00
Hideki Matsui 8 hr = $8.00
Bobby Abreu 15hr = $15.00
Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Jason Giambi 24hr = $24.00
Johnny Damon 8hr = $8.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 11hr = $11.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Wilson Betemit 5hr = $5.00
Derek Jeter 8hr = $8.00
Shelley Duncan 1hr = $1.00
Xavier Nady 8hr = $8.00
Jose Molina 2 hr = $2.00
Ivan Rodriguez 1hr = $1.00
Richie Sexson 1hr = $1.00
Cody Ransom 2hr= $2.00
Total = $134.00

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.


Anonymous said...

2-2 with 2 homeruns in his big league career is not enough to bring a big smile on Cody "Stone Face" Ransom's face. That may be the coolest and most gangster composure you can find in a Rookie.
I can't believe my eyes but Carl Pavano seems to be our Saviour.

Fernando Alejandro said...

If Pavano ends up saving the Yankees, I'm going to have to say that I called it. Admittedly, I said it as a joke, but still, I called it.

Anonymous said...

The 5 nasty strikeouts were quite impressive.

Fernando Alejandro said...

That was good, and he only walked one guy. Sure he hit two more, but still, 5 strikeouts to 2 hit batsman is not a bad ratio.