Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pettitte and Mo Tie Record for Awesomeness

The Good

Though he did not have his best stuff, Pettitte went 7 innings only allowing 2 runs. Rivera saved the game. Four different Yankees had multi-hit games including Damon who hit a homerun. Gardner drove in a pair of runs, and stole a base in the game.

The Bad

Bruney allowed his first run of the season. For shame Bruney! For shame!

The Ugly

Oakland reliever Josh Outman, twice threw to first while Jeter was there, and both times the ball got away from Giambi with the second getting far enough away for Jeter to take second. However, it was not Giambi's fault, it was actually Outman's, who apparently shares the same mental block Giambi has throwing to second when he throws to first.

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. Damon hit a homerun showing why the Children's Health Fund's homerun club is named after him.

Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Hideki Matsui 1hr = $1.00
Derek Jeter 3hr = $3.00
Mark Teixeira 3hr = $3.00
Nick Swisher 4hr = $4.00
Robinson Cano 3hr = $3.00
Johnny Damon 2hr = $2.00
Melky Cabrera 2hr = $2.00
Total = $21.00

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.


She-Fan said...

Yay, Melky! What a game.

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Raven King said...

The reason behind Jeter's errant throw: I saw ghosts.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Ghosts would explain the eerie calmness witnessed at the ballpark so far this year. Or it could be the lack of fans. I'm still trying to figure it out.

Jane, that was an awesome game, though I wonder if it needed to be a 14 inning affair. I think letting Sabathia pitch the 7th was a mistake.