Monday, August 4, 2008

Yankees Win Back and Forth Offensive

The Good

Well, the offense combined to score a total of 14 runs, and mounted two seperate come backs to over come a 5 run deficit and then a Teixeira grandslam in the 8th. By the way, I definetely want Teixeira in pinstripes next season. The newest acquisitions, Nady and Pudge, both hit homeruns. Nady had a 4-5 game with 6 RBI's. Wow. Christian had a great steal of 3rd that drew a wild throw that ended up in left field, and allowed him to score. Christian has been a great base runner for us, and he's not a complete dud with the bat either (he's batting .296 in limited play including an RBI single yesterday).

Although alot of our offense can be attributed to defensive miscues, its the kind of thing where we still needed to capatolize on the errors to make things happen. A great example is when Melky hit into a double play in the 8th, but Aybar botched the play and left it with two on and no outs. If Damon had hit into a double play, then the error would have been no help to us, but instead he draws the walk, a couple batters later A-Rod hits into another double play that gets botched, drives in a run and loads the bases. With the game tied, Cano pinch hits a 2-rbi single to put the Yankees ahead. If Cano had struck out or hit into the DP, then once again the errors really don't matter.

Giese was a silent hero in yesterday's game as he pitched 3 shut out innings to hold the Angels back while the Yankees mounted their first comeback. Veras pitched the last inning to secure the win.

The Bad

Giambi has been in an awful slump of late and was not invited to the hits party last night as he went 0-3. He was then pulled out of the game to allow Cano to pinch hit. Melky joined Giambi with a non-invite as he went 0-5. Ouch.

The Ugly

Rasner and Ramirez combined to allow 9 runs by the Angels. Ramirez gave up a grandslam. Ramirez can be good, but when he's off his pitches get hit a long way. Rasner may have really been hurt by the loss of Chad Moeller. The Yankees are looking to call up another pitcher, and with Ponson's stellar outing (despite his previous awful ones), Rasner looks to be the odd man out.

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. The newest Yankees hit homeruns to show their support for Children's health. Thank you Nady and Pudge.

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 20hr = $20.00
Johnny Damon 7hr = $7.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 9hr = $9.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Wilson Betemit 5hr = $5.00
Derek Jeter 6hr = $6.00
Shelley Duncan 1hr = $1.00
Xavier Nady 3hr = $3.00
Jose Molina 1 hr = $1.00
Ivan Rodriguez 1hr = $1.00
Total = $112.00

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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