Saturday, April 18, 2009

Worst Inning in Yankee History Inexpicably Buries Yankees

The Good

Melky C and Marky T both hit homeruns and Ransom went 1-3 with a triple. Woooo!

The Bad

So far this season, the Yankees appear to have two bullpens: a good one and a bad one. The good one, which consists of Phil Coke, Jonathan Albaladejo, Brian Bruney and Mariano Rivera has helped win some games. The bad one, with Veras, Ramirez, and Marte has been an absolute disaster. Now all relievers will have their bad outings and their good outings, but does anyone have confidence in the bad bullpen right now? Today was horendous. In fairness, Veras did have a decent outing, though after Anthony Claggett's 8 run performance, I do wonder why they sent Robertson down in the first place. I don't really blame Claggett for the loss however seeing as the starter buried the team before they even had a chance.

The Ugly

Chien Ming Wang took his third consecutive loss after burying the Yankees yet again in a sea of runs. Wang lasted 1.1 innings and allowed 8 runs. His first inning was actually flawless, and gave us all hope. His second inning ruined my ability to ever dream again.

The Yankees are talking about skipping his next start, but what happens if he comes back just as bad? Eventually they'll need to see what Phil Hughes can do with a starting role again.

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. Marky T and Melky C both hit round trippers for the kids. Could Marky's swing be coming back?

Jorge Posada 2hr = $2.00
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 1hr = $1.00
Melky Cabrera 2hr = $2.00
Total = $19.00

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.


Raven King said...

They should send Wang to see Harvey Dorfman, the famous sports psychologist who had helped Roy Halladay.
And make Jose Molina his personal catcher. I think Posada is a bit too much for Wang right now.

Raven King said...

Good to hear both Marky T and Melky C hit homeruns.
But how about the other GREAT Yankees hitters?
Derek the Captain Jeter can't be the only clutch hitter on this team.