Sunday, May 31, 2009

Two Games in One

The Good

We won the game on Saturday largely because of an amazing offense that included homeruns from Posada and Swisher. Sabathia put in 7 innings of work and allowed 3 runs. Robertson pitched well in relief.

In Sunday's game, Teixeira continued his hot streak with a homerun and a double and driving in all the Yankee runs. Wang put in 3 innings of scoreless baseball out of the bullpen.

The Bad

The Saturday game didn't feature too much bad, but Sunday's game did. Not the least of which was Hughes 5 innings of 4 run ball, which puts him right back where he was before his amazing Texas start. Perhaps a good thing to take from this is that Wang can have his spot back.

The Ugly

Jose Veras is awful and on Sunday, Robertson and Coke were equally terrible. Robertson lost the Sunday game for the Yankees, but Coke didn't help by walking the first batter he faced. Perhaps the ugliest part of this weekend was getting crushed by Carl Pavano for 7.1 innings. At least he didn't get the win.

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. The Yankees hit 3 homeruns over the last two games with Teixeira, Swisher and Posada helping the cause.

Jorge Posada 6hr = $6.00
Hideki Matsui 7hr = $7.00
Derek Jeter 7hr = $7.00
Mark Teixeira 16hr = $16.00
Nick Swisher 10hr = $10.00
Robinson Cano 9hr = $9.00
Johnny Damon 10hr = $10.00
Melky Cabrera 5hr = $5.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 7hr = $7.00
Brett Gardner 2hr = $2.00
Total = $80.00

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...

Pavano not getting the win was the only good thing about the game. Well, not counting Tex's hitting streak and Wang's return to form.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Yeah, Wang pitched quite well. Phil's still the future, but Wang is the present. He needs to be starting games right now.

LadyBlue said...

I don't really think Phil pitched all that badly yesterday. His pitching line doesn't look so great, but watching him-not bad at all.

One of Swisher's throws, that was bad. Gardner-yesterday was just bad for him

Fernando Alejandro said...

Its not so much that he pitched badly more that Wang could do a better job. I am strong believer that Hughes can be a major league pitcher, but I'm also a strong believer that he has some kinks he should work out in the minors. When he places his fastball, and his curveball is working, he's as good as they come. His other pitches just aren't there though. Some more time pitching in triple A could help get a changeup and slider up to par.

Raven King said...

I need to see Wang back in our starting rotation.
Every time I look at Phil Hughes's face, I think of Johan Santana.
Such agony is unbearable.