Thursday, June 18, 2009

No One Wins When Lannan Pitches

The Good

Damon had a pair of hits including a homerun. Wang threw 5 innings of 3 run ball, which wasn't good, but wasn't bad either. He's at least earned another start and needs to build from there. The bullpen was pretty good too, going 4 innings without allowing a run, including valiant efforts from Hughes, Coke and Aceves.

The Bad

4 hits against the Nationals? Really? When does Jeter come back?

The Ugly

Nationals starter John Lannan pitched 8.1 innings allowing just 2 runs. I wouldn't mind if this were Halladay or Grienke, but John Lannan? At least we can take solace in the fact that he pitched a 1-run complete game against the Mets.

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. Johnny Damon and Robinson Cano both had homeruns, but it wasn't enough since those two homeruns were half of the total Yankee hits last night.

Jorge Posada 9hr = $9.00
Hideki Matsui 10hr = $10.00
Derek Jeter 9hr = $9.00
Mark Teixeira 20hr = $20.00
Nick Swisher 12hr = $12.00
Robinson Cano 12hr = $12.00
Johnny Damon 14hr = $14.00
Melky Cabrera 6hr = $6.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 9hr = $9.00
Brett Gardner 2hr = $2.00
Total = $104.00

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.


cheshirecat9 said...

Yeah, this was an ugly one. It really looked like we were going to pull it off in the bottom of the 9th. Oh well. It's baseball. We just need to win today and move on with our bad selves.
In other news here's some more respect for Jeter's Gangster:

Fred Trigger said...

maybe the yankees are turning into the 05/06 red sox, in that, they couldnt hit anything resembling a left handed pitcher.

Come on, guys, your team needs to pick up their slack! I want a pennant race, so we can exchange smack talking comments. :)

Fred Trigger said...

i just realized I'm dumb, because the yanks teed off agains Johan. My B

Fred Trigger said...

I just sponsered David Ecksteins page. How long does that take to show up? 24 hours? Longer?

Fernando Alejandro said...

I don't remember, I don't think its much more than a day. They just have to look at it and make sure its not derogatory.

As for the Yankees, I would argue that they're playing less like the 05-06 Sox and more like the 08 Yankees, where the collective team could not hit anything vaguely resembling a pitcher.