Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Yankees Win by Blowout

The Good

The Yankees won 12-3 with Jeter and Posada going 3-4 and Posada driving in 4 runs. Burnett pitched a solid 7 innings of 3 run ball, plus Tomko and Veras did not give up the lead.

The Bad

A-Rod sucked yesterday. The only reason he drove in that run was because Mark slid into Adrus so hard. Otherwise it would have been a double play to end the inning.

The Ugly

Mark Teixeira got plunked twice and after the second, he yelled at Texas starter Vicente Padilla. Many began speculating that perhaps their was some animosity between the two from Mark's time in Texas. We at the RJG found out what it was. Apparently when Mark was a rookie there, Padilla had a birthday party, which he invited everyone to except Mark. When he asked Padilla why he didn't get invited, Padilla told him that he looked like a monkey drowning every time he runs. Mark told him he looked like a drunk, which incidentally, he is. Both of them were deeply hurt from this encounter and haven't been friends since.

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. Posada and Matsui both hit homeruns, though Posada was just making up for the fact that he ended the Yankees errorless streak.

Jorge Posada 7hr = $7.00
Hideki Matsui 8hr = $8.00
Derek Jeter 7hr = $7.00
Mark Teixeira 16hr = $16.00
Nick Swisher 10hr = $10.00
Robinson Cano 9hr = $9.00
Johnny Damon 10hr = $10.00
Melky Cabrera 5hr = $5.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 7hr = $7.00
Brett Gardner 2hr = $2.00
Total = $82.00

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.


Anonymous said...

Well, Padilla won't have anything to interrupt his drinking now.
I like the way Marky plays when he's mad. I was going to suggest that Joba fire a couple in his ass every day, but Joe would probably count that against his innings total, so maybe they oughta just have the BP pitchers go ahead.


Raven King said...

I'll like the way Marky plays when he's mad better if it didn't come with a bruised right ankle that sidelined him.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Veras is too wild, he may peg him in the head and land him on the DL with death.

Anonymous said...

I wrote that first before it came out he got hurt on the slide.
BUT--with Padilla available, maybe they could hire him at minimum wage--not MLB minimum wage, but, like busboy minimum wage to pick up sunflower seed shells in the bullpen and glare at Tex when he's at the plate.
That may have the desired effect, with safety.


Anonymous said...

Oh, and...

Congrats to RJ!
He was a disappointment as a Yankee, but he's been one hell of a pitcher through his career.
glad he got the number.