Thursday, April 9, 2009

Yankees Avoid Sweep

The Good

Well, 11 runs is the first thing that comes to mind, but Swisher had a great game today going 3-5 with a homerun and 5 RBI's. Gardner, Cano and Teixeira all had multi-hit games with the later two hitting jacks. Perhaps the best thing was that Burnett did not give the Orioles much going 5.1 innings and allowing 2 runs with 6 strikeouts. For his first start it was good, and I can imagine that all the starters will go deeper into games as the season progresses. Ramiro Pena got his first game and first hit as a Yankee.

Coke-Veras-Bruney-Rivera combined for 3.2 perfect innings, amassing 6 strikeouts in that time.

The Bad

Jeter and Damon both went 0-4 with Jeter hitting into a double play for old times sake.

The Ugly

Melky Cabrera got his first game in today, but struck out in his one at bat. He should take a page from Swisher's book for how to fight your way into a lineup.

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. Today the Yankees showed their interest in children's health by hitting 3 homeruns to put the total to 6 homeruns in 3 games. Let's hope they keep it up.

Jorge Posada 1hr = $1.00
Hideki Matsui 1hr = $1.00
Derek Jeter 1hr = $1.00
Mark Teixeira 1hr = $1.00
Nick Swisher 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 1hr = $1.00
Total = $6.00

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.


Ruthie said...

Yep Yep!!! my robbie hit a homer today? say what!!! (can't wait for yankee encore, i had a game today and missed this performance!)

A.J.'s stuff was on point right? We cant loes our starters this early in the season...but i am not worried at all, just a shaky start... i think the yanks really needed this game to get back into focus. were not in spring trainng anymorez lol.. now we can go into kansas city and kick some AsS!

Roberto Alejandro said...

Apple Jacks was not on point, but he worked out of trouble. They will all get sharper as time goes on.

Raven King said...

Avocado Joy, our new Super Hero, the people of Gotham won't stop praising Your name!

Fernando Alejandro said...

I would say that it was a good first start for AJ. He'll definitely get better as the season moves on. Robbie's been looking very good thus far.