Thursday, July 23, 2009

Yankees Sweep Baltimore, Rangers Sweep Red Sox

The Good

AJ Burnett pitched a solid 7 inning 2 run performance while the Yankee offense went on to score 5 runs in that time. Posada had a mighty homerun, as well as a double. Phil Hughes is still the man in the bullpen, while Bruney is decidedly not. Mariano recorded the 28th save of the season.

The Bad

Bruney came in the game in the 9th and fanned the first two batters he faced. "The old Bruney is back" we thought, until he gave up homeruns to the next two batters he faced. Mo had to come in to record the last out of the ninth, a strikeout of Aubrey Huff, but he really shouldn't have been pitching yesterday.

The Ugly

Panic in the streets of Boston as the Yankees pull two games ahead with their 6th straight win since the all star game, and Boston's 5th straight loss in that time. But its no time to get too confident. I suspect the division will come down to the last games in September.

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. Jorge Posada hit his 12th homerun of the season, which means we'll be donating our $12th dollar on his account. Good work.

Jorge Posada 12hr = $12.00
Hideki Matsui 15hr = $15.00
Derek Jeter 10hr = $10.00
Mark Teixeira 23hr = $23.00
Nick Swisher 14hr = $14.00
Robinson Cano 14hr = $14.00
Johnny Damon 16hr = $16.00
Melky Cabrera 8hr = $8.00
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 = $140.00

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...

There's definitely a lot of season left, but it sure feels nice to be ahead of Boston.

Raven King said...

But this team still needs to beat the Red Sox and the Angels.
Or they may get knocked out in the first round of the ALDS.