Sunday, August 17, 2008

If Only They Did This Every Game

The Good

Mussina had a rocky first inning where he gave up 3 runs, but then went on to shut them down over the next 5. This win gives Moose 16 on the season, and just 4 shy of his first 20 win season. This is the quickest he's ever made it to 16. Derek Jeter had a 4-4 game while A-Rod went 3-3 with 5 RBI's. The offense came alive for 17 hits and 15 runs. Even Gardner hit a triple to drive in a run. I must say that Gardner has been more than impressive since his call up, though admittedly it is a short sample size.

The Bad

Johnny Damon was not invited to the hits party today as he went 0-4 with 2 walks.

The Ugly

Traber and Britton combined to give up 3 runs over 3 innings. I smell another demotion for Chris Britton in the near future.

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 homeruns from the Yankees today with contributions from Giambi (Grand slam), A-Rod (3-run game tieing shot), Nady, and new comer Cody Ransom.

Melky Cabrera 8hr = $8.00
Alex Rodriguez 28hr = $28.00
Hideki Matsui 7 hr = $7.00
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 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 7hr = $7.00
Jose Molina 1 hr = $1.00
Ivan Rodriguez 1hr = $1.00
Richie Sexson 1hr = $1.00
Cody Ransom 1hr= $1.00
Total = $128.00

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.


Quinn said...

the genius steve phillips thinks beckett is hurt.. lets hope for the first time in his life he said something useful and beckett is hurt..but anyway. off day tomorrow and huges is pitching tonight for scranton pete abe says hes on like a 100 pitch count. hughes will be up with the big club before pavano it looks like.

go yanks

Quinn said...

i take the hughes statement back.. pete abe said he got rocked...

bigjf said...

Probably Britton out for Matsui on Tuesday and Traber out for a starter on Saturday. I'm hoping that starter will be Chase Wright, who has been doing pretty well in AAA. I think he deserves the chance to make a start against Baltimore.

Roberto Alejandro said...

Baltimore destroyed Detroit today. We'll see if they do the same to us again. Hopefully not.

Steve said...

it is rumored that a few big bags of candy were smuggled into the clubhouse before the game Sunday. Damon got the short straw and had to be the lookout while the others gorged themselves like the kids in Willy Wonka.

Bucky7588 said...

they should start pavano on saturday...i mean, we might as well use him if we're paying him 10 million

bigjf said...

The amazing thing is out of all of Pavano's starts for the Yanks, I've seen 2 in person when we first got him, and I'm going to the game Saturday. If he starts that night, I'm writing a book.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Don't forget the $2 million he's gonna get just for the Yankees not picking up his club option for next season. Might as well use him. That is an expensive line item to not be getting any production out of.

Whatever the candy score was yesterday it had to have been huge. I'm talking gum drops, nerds, snickers, lifesavers, butterfingers, and I wouldn't be surprised if they even had some 5th Ave's there. But unfortunately, it does appear Damon didn't get any. Maybe they were afraid that he was a snitch.