Friday, July 31, 2009

Pettitte Sharp, but White Sox Sharper

The Good

Pettitte had a strong performance, and the honest truth is he should have been left in the game. His final line was 6.1 innings with 2 runs, 1 earned. He struck out 8 with no walks. The problem came in the 7th when he got a weak ground ball from Thome, but he slipped while trying to grab it and Thome reached first on the error. Then after striking out Konerko, Pierzynski got a single, and Pettitte was then pulled from the game. He was throwing fine. He had just gotten a groundball that he misplayed and struck out a batter. With the bottom third of the lineup up to bat, was it really necessary to yank him from the game? But alas, I'm not the manager for the New York Yankees.

The Bad

Coke looked a bit rusty after his recent inactivity, allowing the winning run to score.

The Ugly

Any time you tie a game in the 9th, its a basic rule that you should win the game. If you're not going to win the game, then why bother tieing it? So shame on the Yankees for keeping their fans up for the bottom of the 9th for no good reason.

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. Nick Swisher hit a homerun in the 9th to tie the game. Though we may not have won the game, his 17th homerun of the season has given the Children's Health Fund an extra dollar. Thank you Nickity Swish.

Jorge Posada 13hr = $13.00
Hideki Matsui 15hr = $15.00
Derek Jeter 11hr = $11.00
Mark Teixeira 26hr = $26.00
Nick Swisher 17hr = $17.00
Robinson Cano 16hr = $16.00
Johnny Damon 17hr = $17.00
Melky Cabrera 9hr = $9.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 19hr = $19.00
Brett Gardner 3hr = $3.00
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $1.00
Eric Hinske 4hr = $4.00
Total = $152.00

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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