Friday, April 24, 2009

Way to Blow It Yanks

The Good

It was a generally well pitched game with Chamberlain going 5.1 innings and allowing 1 earned run, and the Yankee bullpen delivering the game to Mo with a lead. Molina, Jeter, Damon and Teixeira all had multi-hit games.

The Bad

Mariano blew his first save of the season, and his 13th against the Red Sox. Mariano gave the lead and basically the game back. Marte gave up the game winning homerun after pitching an exceptional 10th inning.

The Ugly

Can the Yankees leave any more men on base? Personally, I don't think the game was lost when Mariano gave up the 2-run shot. A 2 run lead with these teams means little. The game for me was lost when the Yankees loaded the bases in the 8th with no outs, and then couldn't score a single run. Cano led that charge with a weak grounder that was turned into a double play at home and first. The Yankees also had an opportunity in the 11th to score some runs, but another weak grounder from Melky made sure that wouldn't happen.

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. Yankees were powerless away from the wind tunnel.

Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Hideki Matsui 2hr = $2.00
Derek Jeter 4hr = $4.00
Mark Teixeira 3hr = $3.00
Nick Swisher 4hr = $4.00
Robinson Cano 3hr = $3.00
Johnny Damon 2hr = $2.00
Melky Cabrera 4hr = $4.00
Total = $25.00

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.


Roberto Alejandro said...

Congrats Fred, good game.

Raven King said...

15 runners were left on base last night. 15 runners.
This team needs to adopt a troll.
A less uglier one.
Now I'm officially missing Bobby Abreu.
.349 .408 .381 .789

Fred Trigger said...

thanks man. It was definately one hell of a game. Todays game is going to be awesome, I think, with the two former marlin aces going at it. And being as it is starting at 4, the game should get done sometime around 11 or so.

Raven King said...

Am I the only person who is shocked that it took the Yankees 3 horrible starts to realize Wanger hadn't pitched for 8 months and might need more time to rebuild his arm strength?
What were they doing in the extended spring training?
Go sightseeing with A-Rod?

Anonymous said...

Dammit. Just dammit.
And now Bruney's down.


Fernando Alejandro said...

Raven, I agree. He didn't have a good spring training either if I remember correctly.

Fred, I'm really looking forward to the game today. I just hope the two starters don't dissapoint.

Joe, Bruney going down is going to hurt this team. Someone from the minors is going to have to step up.

Roberto Alejandro said...

Fred, you're mistaken about the two former Marlins aces. Pavano no longer plays for us.

Anonymous said...

Ya know, if it was any other team in Baseball, al the stories would start, "The Yankees, decimated by injuries early in the season..." (Coughed up another one.)
I hope Andy's been wering his little mask so he hasn't caught that thing that's going around.


Anonymous said...

Raven, maybe if Wang wasn't constantly singing the chorus to (Who was that, Kenny Loggins?)
"I'm allllright
Don't nobody worry 'bout me!"
It might have helped.