Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Yankees Fear of Dinosaurs Leads to Another Loss

The Good

Ponson pitched 7.2 innings of 4 run ball against the Twins last night, although he took the loss. Edwar Ramirez got the last out of the 8th. Abreu had 2 hits yesterday.

The Bad

4 hits is all the Yankees could muster yesterday as they went on to get shut out. There was not 1 extra base hit yesterday, and the Yankees even managed to squander a man on third with 0 outs.

The Ugly

The New York Yankees. Pete Abe had a good article about the Yankees hitting problems this season. He outlines that the Yankees were batting .259 with runners in scoring position before going 0-3 last night. A-Rod is batting .239 in these situations and Giambi is at .204. That's good for 11th in the AL. We've lost 4 straight, we're 9 games out of the AL East, 7 games above .500, and 5 games back of the wild card with Boston and the White Sox ahead. All I really know is that this season has been a disaster.

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 last night.

Melky Cabrera 8hr = $8.00
Alex Rodriguez 26hr = $26.00
Hideki Matsui 7 hr = $7.00
Bobby Abreu 15hr = $15.00
Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Jason Giambi 23hr = $23.00
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 5hr = $5.00
Jose Molina 1 hr = $1.00
Ivan Rodriguez 1hr = $1.00
Richie Sexson 1hr = $1.00
Total = $121.00

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...

You have to give the Yankees hitters credit. Not every team can manage to squander a man on third with 0 outs.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I know, its definitely not an easy feat to accomplish, but the Yankees sure managed to find a way.