Saturday, August 15, 2009

Seven and One-Half

The Good

The Yankees have taken the series and are now 7 and 1/2 games over the Red Sox in the AL East. Both Swishetty Cricket and Jeter hit monster home runs that left SafeCo Field, even though the roof was up. Pretty crazy. Additionally, the bullpen was filthy. Robertson and Coke both came into some tough spots and got the job done.

The Bad

Mo allowed two base runners in the ninth. Not the worst thing that ever happened but I had to write something.

The Ugly

Ichiro was picked off in the eighth inexplicably trying to steal third with two outs. Weird. Also, everytime Jason Varitek looked over to first base today he thought, "there's my replacement." He also thought this each of the eight times the Rangers stole a base on him. The Red Sox "retaliated" for the steals by pluncking one of the rangers. Since when can you retaliate for steals?

So This Is What It Sounds Like When Doves Cry

As mentioned before, both Jeter and Swish hit home runs today. Home runs so powerful they tore through the roof at SafeCo Field and landed in Canada. Let's just say that Stephen Harper is pissed about the blatant violation of his nation's airspace.

Jorge Posada 15hr = $15.00
Hideki Matsui 19hr = $19.00
Derek Jeter 15hr = $15.00
Mark Teixeira 30hr = $30.00
Nick Swisher 19hr = $19.00
Robinson Cano 18hr = $18.00
Johnny Damon 22hr = $22.00
Melky Cabrera 11hr = $11.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 21hr = $21.00
Brett Gardner 3hr = $3.00
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $1.00
Eric Hinske 5hr = $5.00
Jerry Hairston Jr. 1hr = $1.00
Total = $181.00

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Fred Trigger said...

have I mentioned that I hate you guys? J/k of course. I'm starting a campaign to have jeter cut this silly winning streak in half. Yup, .500 for the rest of the way, hopefully. haters......

Big West said...

Haha you guys did what i suggested on twitter, along with the sense of humor that would've evaded me! Yep, Big West is leonardovittini, surprising i know. So what can there possibly be to complain about? The only thing that comes to mind for me is that we couldn't score more than 4 runs off of a guy named FRENCH (0 or them ER). But still Swish didn't have to hit that home run to make it 4-2 + tack on action by the gangster. Things are sweet, and I plan on enjoying it, we all should! Right?

Vancouver Jay said...

You certainly have a great sense of humor. My favorite part of this article was the mention of Stephen Harper, still laughing at that one.

Have a great day,

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

I like to stay current on my foreign heads of state.

BigWest, it was a good suggestion so I ran with it.

Fred, don't worry. They're not going to keep this pace up forever. Just through the month of October.

anonymous number two said...

^ RJG has gone left coast.

I also was impressed by the Stephen Harper reference.

Fernando Alejandro said...

It is a crazy pace the Yankees have been keeping, and I'm hoping they keep it up against the stumbling Athletics. After the Athletics were back against Boston. Here's hoping we take the series at Fenway.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

I think it's important to remember that we were Left Coast before it was cool.

cr1 said...

Somebody wake up Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Dave Brubeck,, and let them know.