Friday, May 15, 2009

Melky is Magic

The Good

Brett Gardner went 3-3 with a triple and an inside-the-park homerun, but Melky came up big with a walk-off single in his 2-5 night.  Teixeira was good, going 2-4, and he also got into it with Carlos Gomez, because the Twins are cowards.

The relievers were great, combining for 4 innings of 1 run ball.

The Bad

Philip Hughes seems to need some more seasoning in the minors.  He went 5 innings allowing 3 runs, while putting 10 people on base.  I wonder how he would do in the bullpen.

The Ugly

The Twins didn't lose the game when Melky got the hit, the Twins lost the game when they decided to intentionally walk Cano to load the bases and pitch to Melky.  Melky is magic, and Cano has been awful in these situations.  So thank goodness for that lapse.

Further more, Damon got thrown out for arguing balls and strikes, which ended his extra base hit streak, but luckily, Gardner was quite a serviceable replacement.

Seeing Marky T get into it with the Twins was nice.  I was at the game so I couldn't really tell what he was upset about, but it appears he thought Gomez was running too close to the line, which could have caused a collision.  

After the game, as we were leaving, a guy who was either incredibly drunk or incredibly high was stumbling around.  It looked like he was about to hit the ground so my brother grabbed him to stabalize him.  He kind of just waved my brother off then kept stumbling around.  Hopefully he made it home alright.

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.  Two homeruns from the Yankees including one from team captain Derek Jeter, and an inside-the-parker by Brett Gardner.

Jorge Posada 4hr = $4.00
Hideki Matsui 4hr = $4.00
Derek Jeter 5hr = $5.00
Mark Teixeira 7hr = $7.00
Nick Swisher 8hr = $8.00
Robinson Cano 6hr = $6.00
Johnny Damon 9hr = $9.00
Melky Cabrera 4hr = $4.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 1hr = $1.00
Brett Gardner 2hr = $2.00
Total = $50.00

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...

To be honest, I kind of think the Yankees won mainly because the Twins played sloppy baseball last night.
And I'm getting tired of waiting for back to back homers from Marky T, who is under the Curse of the 'Stache, and our precious Alex.

Raven King said...

The Biggest Disappointment
Donald Trump didn't tell Lonn Trost in his face, "You are FIRED"!

cheshirecat9 said...

Texiera was upset because Gomez was out of the baselines. Also you probably couldn't tell from being at the Stadium, but the home plate ump seemed to just call strikes and balls at random without regard to where the ball actually was. Johnny had a reason to be upset. Replays showed that in both of his at bats the ump called balls strikes. Same thing happened to Arod. Two balls completely off the plate were called strikes, but he managed to walk. A lot of celebrities were at the game last night.
It may not have been the prettiest win, but it was exciting and I'll take it! Go Yanks!!!

Roberto Alejandro said...
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Fernando Alejandro said...

We'll have to keep waiting for the A-Rod/Marky T back to back homers, but its bound to happen. Who knows, maybe today.

I did notice that the strike zone was awful, and Damon definitely had a case. I kind of wish he hadn't argued since he had his streak going, but Gardner was so great that maybe it was a good thing.

TribeGirl said...

HA! Marky Texas is under the Curse of the 'Stache! CLASSIC!!!

But back-to-back homers? Heck, I just want homers...or HITS from these two!!! At least Alex has a valid reason for now...

Anonymous said...

Nice to have a guy that can turn a double into a home run.
Gardner, Cabrerra and Jackson as next year's OF?
Make them gaps pretty small!


TribeGirl said...

Well, today, Marky T did GREAT and Alex just won the game in extra innings! YAY!!!!

Maybe they are turning it around???

TribeGirl said...

Damn! My new ACE, Pavano lost today. BUT, he only gave up 3 runs and had six strike outs. Better than most Yankee pitchers!

Raven King said...

I discover the secret behind Carl the Ace's sudden success!
He's been wearing Brad Lidge's goatee!