Sunday, September 7, 2008

Yankee Surge Destroys the Mariners

The Good

Ponson pitched 6 innings of 3 run ball with some great defensive play behind him by Cano and Jeter. Abreu went 3-4 with 3 RBI's as a result of a homerun and a triple. Giambi and Matui both went 3-5 with Giambi hitting a homerun. Bruney pitched a scoreless inning and Mariano got a 4 out save.

The Bad

Chamberlain recorded 2 outs and gave up a run in relief off 3 hits. Its clear that he's not working out. At this point the Yankees only option is to DFA him.

The Ugly

Before yesterday's game Yankee Manager Joe Girardi had this to say about the Yankees chances this season:

“We’re not dead yet. Obviously it’s a big hill and we understand that. But we still have life and we’re still playing baseball and it’s meaningful baseball.

“Everyone understands where we’re at but nobody thinks it’s too much to overcome. We have a tough schedule but we could win 10 in a row and who knows where we’d be if we won 10 in a row?”

This would have been great rhetoric about a month ago, but is anyone really convinced that given the way the Yankees have played all season they can go on a 10 game winning streak against the Angels, Rays, and White Sox? The Yankees haven't been able to put a 10 game win streak together all season when they still had guys like Wang and Chamberlain in the rotation, and now they're going to do so? I guess I'm just not all that convinced.

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. Two homeruns yesterday as Giambi and Abreu powered the Yankees by the juggernaut force that is the Mariners.

Melky Cabrera 8hr = $8.00
Alex Rodriguez 32hr = $32.00
Hideki Matsui 9 hr = $9.00
Bobby Abreu 16hr = $16.00
Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Jason Giambi 29hr = $29.00
Johnny Damon 12hr = $12.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 13hr = $13.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Wilson Betemit 5hr = $5.00
Derek Jeter 9hr = $9.00
Shelley Duncan 1hr = $1.00
Xavier Nady 9hr = $9.00
Jose Molina 2 hr = $2.00
Ivan Rodriguez 2hr = $2.00
Richie Sexson 1hr = $1.00
Cody Ransom 2hr= $2.00
Total = $154.00

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.


Bucky7588 said...

apparently you missed the part of the interview where Girardi added "Sure, we can make the playoffs, but neptune, venus, and mars have to be aligned, and another teams' plane has to crash, and we have to find a genie...I'd say its do-able"

Fernando Alejandro said...

You might be right. I'd like to hear his quotes after this game. Its looking pretty ugly.