Sunday, September 14, 2008

Yankees Split, Moose Losses, Jeter Still Gangster

The Good

Jeter combined to go 6-7 yesterday, while Cody Ransom got a chance to start and went 2-4 further proving why he's the best offensive player on the Yankees. Jeter is now batting above .300. Phil Coke maintained his iron fisted dominance over the AL pitching 2.2 scoreless innings with just one hit. Marte-Chamberlain-Rivera combined for 3 innings of 1 run ball, the lone run coming off of Rivera. Rasner and Britton combined for 2 shutout innings in the first game. Abreu went 2-4 in the first game with a double and a homerun, and Betemit hit a homerun of his own in the second one. Gardner led off the second game and went 0-4, but drew a walk and managed to score two runs with a stolen base. Pudge also stole a base yesterday.

The Bad

Matsui, Ransom, and Cano combined to go 0-12 in the first game, which meant the 6-8 hitters gave us no production.

The Ugly

Both starters pitched awfully for the Yankees. Mussina went 5 innings and gave up 5 runs, and has seriously hindered his chances of reaching 20 this season. He would have to win the next 3 straight to reach the coveted mark, but based on his last two performances, the chances aren't looking good. Ponson lasted just 3.1 innings in his start giving up 4 runs in the process.

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. Abreu hit a homerun in the first game while Betemit hit one in the second to help end unhealthiness in children.

Melky Cabrera 8hr = $8.00
Alex Rodriguez 33hr = $33.00
Hideki Matsui 9 hr = $9.00
Bobby Abreu 17hr = $17.00
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 6hr = $6.00
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 = $161.00

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.


Fred Trigger said...

HA! I just saw the highlights from todays yankees/rays game. My word, the stones on Pavano. What the heck was hurting him? Did they say? Maybe you should get your investigative reports on it.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Hip problem. Its common in seniors over the age of 60.

TribeGirl said...

You know Moose wants to whip Pavano's butt at this point, right??