Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Angels Beaten in Unholy Manner

The Good

The highlight of the game is easily Alfredo Aceves, the Mexican League veteran who pitched 7 innings of 1 run ball against one of the best lineups in baseball. Bruney and Marte pitched 2 scoreless innings of their own. Jeter went 2-5 putting him past Ruth in the all time Yankee hits list. Damon also went 2-5 with both of his hits being homeruns. A-Rod went 2-3 with a homerun of his own as well.

The Bad

Matsui and Cano must have had the same breakfast as they both went 0-4 with 2 strikeouts. Giambi also went 0-3 in the game.

The Ugly

With last night's game Cano is now batting .262 on the season with a .297 on base percentage. Time to stop giving young players contracts.

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. Last night Damon hit 2 homeruns and A-Rod hit one of his own.

Melky Cabrera 8hr = $8.00
Alex Rodriguez 33hr = $33.00
Hideki Matsui 9 hr = $9.00
Bobby Abreu 16hr = $16.00
Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Jason Giambi 29hr = $29.00
Johnny Damon 14hr = $14.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 13hr = $13.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Wilson Betemit 5hr = $5.00
Derek Jeter 10hr = $10.00
Shelley Duncan 1hr = $1.00
Xavier Nady 10hr = $10.00
Jose Molina 2 hr = $2.00
Ivan Rodriguez 2hr = $2.00
Richie Sexson 1hr = $1.00
Cody Ransom 2hr= $2.00
Total = $159.00

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.


TribeGirl said...

I like that Alfredo Acevedes guy. He looks pretty gangster - and I mean gangster, like if he knocked on my door, I must owe money to someone that I forgot about kind of gangster. He told one of the interviewers he likes to look intimidating on the mound, and he sure does, and it worked. I call it now, but once everyone gets to know him better, you will annoint him with gangster status. He was pretty bas @ss! Loved it!!

Fernando Alejandro said...

Aceves does look pretty gangster, but in part its because he's aged poorly. That is, of course, if he's truly 25 as the Yankees have him, which I do not really believe.

TribeGirl said...

25? It could be true - they said he pitched in the Mexican league for seven years, so that would make sense. I don't know if he aged poorly - I just think he squints to try and look really mean and it makes his whole face tighted up and get squished together, but as long as he pitches like a MO-FO, I'm happy!!! The Yankees could sure use him, or for that matter, my Tribe could borrow him! But, if he becomes a big star, just know that ESPN 360 will be on the case for his real age (remember a few months age with Miguel Tejada I think?)