Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Yankees Are Better At Charity Than Baseball

The Good

Nobody died.

The Bad

The Yanks loaded the bases in the fourth with no outs and only managed one run on a Nick Swisher sac fly. Why only one run? Because Robbie Cano promptly grounded into his second double play of the game. I'm ashamed to share the first three letters of my name with this guy. He's been awful with runners in scoring position lately, or just lately, and I hope Selena Roberts writes a book about him.

The Ugly

Phil-Ming Wang gave up 8 runs in two innings. It looks like his hip is still bothering him. Edwar Ramirez also gave up an additional 3 runs. Brett Tomko gave up a home run to the first hitter he hit, providing further evidence that success at AAA means nothing. Success in Spring Training either for that matter. I wonder if Hughes has any other skills besides blowing starts for the Yankees, he might need them in a few years.

The Yanks Help Support a Good Cause

While winning is not currently part of the game plan for the Yankees, supporting the Johnny Damon Home Run Club is. Damon, Teixeira, and Swisher each hit one home run today. A-Rod, mired in a season long slump, hit no home runs and is hitting a paltry .143. Teixeira gave him a pep talk after the game.

Jorge Posada 4hr = $4.00
Hideki Matsui 3hr = $3.00
Derek Jeter 4hr = $4.00
Mark Teixeira 6hr = $6.00
Nick Swisher 8hr = $8.00
Robinson Cano 5hr = $5.00
Johnny Damon 8hr = $8.00
Melky Cabrera 4hr = $4.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 1hr = $1.00
Total = $44.00

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...

In fact, Phil-Ming was not the only talented young pitcher got shelled.
In Boston, Jon Lester was nearly killed by a swarm of devil rays.
10 hits, 8 runs in 4.1 innings.
Since Red Sox fans were not smart enough to chant "Eva", Longoria hit his 11th homer of this season.
And welcome back, '08 Version Robbie Cano.

Raven King said...

Here's a Must Read about our dearest Alex by Joe Brescia of Bats.

“I think A-Rod is a great player, a super talent. But you have to perform on that big stage and Reggie did that over and over again. You’ve got to win the World Series in New York. Then Alex he will be accepted.”

Roberto Alejandro said...

Lester got killed yesterday. I was watching that game, it was pretty bad, though Francona took him out quicker than Girardi generally does with his struggling pitchers. Cano needs to get his head in the game quick.

She-Fan said...

Hey, we won today. Joba wasn't pretty in the first though. Can't they get him to pretend the first is the eighth?

TribeGirl said...

Phil Ming Wang...hahahaha!
Hey ~ I watched the Sox/Rays game too. Was it me, or were the Fox announcers totally biased towards Boston??? I felt like NESN was announcing the game....