Friday, June 26, 2009

Wasn't Pretty, but It'll Do

The Good

A-Rod had a monster game going 3-4 with a homerun and 4 rbi's. Jeter quite possibly became the greatest leadoff hitter in history by going 4-5 with a walk and 4 runs scored. Damon went 3-4 with a triple and 4 runs driven in, and even Cody Ransom had a good game with the bat. It would appear our offense is coming back.

Aceves and Coke combined for 4.1 scoreless innings in relief. Coke hasn't been great all season, but lately he's been getting the job done. Aceves has been really impressive.

The Bad

Dave Robertson hung a breaking ball that got absolutely crushed. He then couldn't pull it together and had to be pulled for Mariano Rivera. It happens.

The Ugly

Andy Pettitte was absolutely horrible. I'm starting to fear that he'll be the Andy Pettitte from last year rather than the Andy Pettitte from 2007. He been very inconsistant, and apart from a torrid April, has not been giving the Yankees the quality starts he's been known for.

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. A-Rod finally got back to contributing to Children's Health, and I have a feeling he will be contributing generously for the rest of the season.

Jorge Posada 9hr = $9.00
Hideki Matsui 10hr = $10.00
Derek Jeter 9hr = $9.00
Mark Teixeira 20hr = $20.00
Nick Swisher 13hr = $13.00
Robinson Cano 12hr = $12.00
Johnny Damon 14hr = $14.00
Melky Cabrera 7hr = $7.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 10hr = $10.00
Brett Gardner 2hr = $2.00
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $1.00
Total = $108.00

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.


Joanna said...

No homage today for the captains 35th birthday? You guys are slacking....

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

I must have been writing my factual biography as you were commenting. These things take time, as fact checking is a tedious but worthwhile process.