Saturday, May 23, 2009

Yankees Lose Winning Streak

The Good

Excellent defensive plays were made throughout the game to "limit" the damage. The Yankees had three homeruns hit by A-Rod, Teixeira, and Jeter.

The Bad

All three of those homeruns were solo shots and fell well short of the Phillies 7 runs. Wang relieved and pitched 3 innings with 2 runs allowing 6 hits in that time including a homerun. I don't think thats what the Yankees were hoping for from him.

The Ugly

AJ Burnett had an awful game. He allowed 3 of the Phillies homeruns, and allowed 5 runs in 6 innings. Dave Eiland believes he's just getting lazy on a few pitches a game, and that those pitches are being clobbered. Whatever the case may be, he needs to pull it together. He was probably our best pitcher at the beginning of the season, but now boasts a 2-2 record with a 5.28 ERA. Ugly.

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. The Yankees hit three homeruns to try and keep their streak alive, but the Phillies hit 4 homeruns to try and kill our streak. Either way, Jeter, A-Rod, and Teixeira have once again stepped up to help the cause.

Jorge Posada 5hr = $5.00
Hideki Matsui 5hr = $5.00
Derek Jeter 6hr = $6.00
Mark Teixeira 12hr = $12.00
Nick Swisher 9hr = $9.00
Robinson Cano 8hr = $8.00
Johnny Damon 10hr = $10.00
Melky Cabrera 5hr = $5.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 6hr = $6.00
Brett Gardner 2hr = $2.00
Total = $69.00

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.

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