Thursday, August 27, 2009

Yankees Blow Out Rangers, but Not Without a Scare

The Good

Yankees won 9-2 behind strong efforts from Pettitte (7 innings, 2 runs) and Posada (1-3 with a 3-run homerun). Coke and Bruney pitched 2 scoreless innings of relief, though Bruney made it an adventure.

The Bad

Bruney's adventure. He is no longer capable of having a clean inning. 2 hits and a walk to load the bases, but got the double play to bail him out. That part was good, but his effort as a whole, not so much.

The Ugly

Posada took a ball off the lip of his glove and immediately reacted in pain. When a catcher reacts to pain in their hands you know it has to hurt pretty bad, seeing as their job is to catch 90+ mph objects. He's day-to-day with a bruised joint in his ring finger.

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. Last night Posada and Jerry Hairston Jr., the greatest trade deadline acquisition since David Justice, hit homeruns to sink the Rangers.

Jorge Posada 17hr = $17.00
Hideki Matsui 23hr = $23.00
Derek Jeter 16hr = $16.00
Mark Teixeira 31hr = $31.00
Nick Swisher 21hr = $21.00
Robinson Cano 20hr = $20.00
Johnny Damon 22hr = $22.00
Melky Cabrera 11hr = $11.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 22hr = $22.00
Brett Gardner 3hr = $3.00
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $1.00
Eric Hinske 5hr = $5.00
Jerry Hairston Jr. 2hr = $2.00
Total = $195.00

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...

I totally agree about Hairston.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Haha, yeah, he's been pretty good for us. Though its looking like another starter would have been a good addition.

bronxbomber said...

Get well soon, Jorgie...