Saturday, August 30, 2008

Pavano Matches Previous Record of Consecutive Starts in a Season

The Good

Gotta give it up to Pavano who pitched 6 innings of 1 run ball on 72 pitches. Bruney-Marte-Veras-Ramirez combined for 1.1 innings of scoreless relief. Rivera got the save with a 5 out 3 strikeout performance. The offense was generally flat but Damon, Abreu, and Cano all had two hits with the latter two hitting doubles.

The Bad

5 Yankees went hitless yesterday, and to be honest 2 runs is not very good. They got the win due to a miraculous start by the tin man Carl Pavano, and a pieced together appearance by nearly everyone in the bullpen. All season we've been waiting for this offense to wake up, and it still hasn't.

The Ugly

Carl Pavano has matched his previous record of two consecutive starts set in 2007. If he pitches one more game he will shatter his record as we all cheer him and his courageous come back from every conceived and real injury he has sustained over the years.

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. Unfortunately, there were no homeruns yesterday.

Melky Cabrera 8hr = $8.00
Alex Rodriguez 28hr = $28.00
Hideki Matsui 9 hr = $9.00
Bobby Abreu 15hr = $15.00
Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Jason Giambi 27hr = $27.00
Johnny Damon 11hr = $11.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 12hr = $12.00
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 = $142.00

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.

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