Monday, May 18, 2009

Yanks Sweep the Twins

The Good

The first inning. Well, the bottom of the first inning anyway. The Yankees not only batted around, but Marky T and A-Rod hit back to back home runs. Teixeira would later hit another home run in the seventh, which would prove to be the winning run, making him the most clutch player in Yankee history in games decided by seventh inning home runs, played in May, that begin after 7pm, and where Kate Smith's version of "God Bless America" is played during the seventh inning stretch.

The Bad

The Yankee bullpen came pretty close to blowing this one. Veras, Ramirez, and Coke all struggled to throw strikes. Are these guys all converted outfielders or something? It's as though none of them understands exactly how pitching works.

The Ugly

While speaking to reporters in the locker room after the game, Marky T inexplicably started crying. And not like a little crying, a lot of crying. Like a toddler. It turns out that he was hurt that Burnett didn't pie him despite his two home runs. Burnett did walk by, but only told him to, "grow a pair," which made the crying worse. Awkward all around.

Saving Children, One Home Run at a Time

As you know, RJG is all about philanthropy. That's why we do this blog, because we love people. We also love children, as do A-Rod and Marky T, who hit one and two home runs respectively today.

Jorge Posada 5hr = $5.00
Hideki Matsui 4hr = $4.00
Derek Jeter 5hr = $5.00
Mark Teixeira 10hr = $10.00
Nick Swisher 8hr = $8.00
Robinson Cano 6hr = $6.00
Johnny Damon 10hr = $10.00
Melky Cabrera 4hr = $4.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 4hr = $4.00
Brett Gardner 2hr = $2.00
Total = $59.00

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.


TribeGirl said...

My Alex is magic!!! Not only is he crushing the ball, but if you notice since he's been back, he got Marky T to finally hit the ball!!! Yay!!

Anonymous said...

This is definitely more like it!
Now, if the pitching would catch up...

Bruney back tomorrow!!


P.S.--I think if AJ walks past you and tells you to "grow a pair," it would be best to do just that.)

Raven King said...

I can't believe I missed the back to back homers form Marky T & our deareat Alex!
And where were AJ and his whipped cream flavor shaving cream pie?
BTW, can you believe Ross Ohlendorf (5-3, ERA 4.31) now has more wins than Andy, CC and AJ?

Raven King said...

It's Wipped Cream.

...whipped cream, not shaving cream, because "you could blind somebody with that,'' the thoughtful pie man said

Fernando Alejandro said...

Whipped cream it is! The mystery is solved.

Great series, all around. I kind of wish the Twins would stick around a couple more games. On to Baltimore though, and I hope we can continue our winning ways.

Steve said...

The pies are magic and only to be used in walk offs. When someone hits a walk off they are excited at being interviewed and forget all about AJ.....splat...face full on tv

Anonymous said...

BTW--think maybe the "Life After Jorje" problem is solved?
If that kid don't fall apart, looks like he could be one of the great catchers.

cheshirecat9 said...

One exception to the walk-off pie rule. If AJ throws a no-hiter and is being interviewed someone needs to pie him. I think Damon, Swisher or Joba would be perfect for the job.

Raven King said...

I'd love to have Joe Mauer as Posada's Heir.

Anonymous said...

I'd trade Posada for Mauer. Just about anybody would trade just about anybody for Mauer.
But I was talking about Cevelli.