Friday, August 7, 2009

Yankees Fear of Red Sox Ends

The Good

13 Runs! Every starter had a hit, and 4 Yankees hit homeruns. Then, after scoring 13 runs, we didn't let the Red Sox score 14 like we normally would this season. Great relief efforts by Robertson, Coke, and Melancon.

The Bad

Poor Anthony Claggett.

The Ugly

Joba was pitching so well until this game. 5 innings and 4 runs was basically his standard line prior to the All-Star break. A trend we did not miss.

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. 4 homeruns to help unhealthy children everywhere. Many thanks to Posada, Teixeira, Damon, and Melky.

Jorge Posada 14hr = $14.00
Hideki Matsui 16hr = $16.00
Derek Jeter 11hr = $11.00
Mark Teixeira 28hr = $28.00
Nick Swisher 18hr = $18.00
Robinson Cano 16hr = $16.00
Johnny Damon 20hr = $20.00
Melky Cabrera 11hr = $11.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 19hr = $19.00
Brett Gardner 3hr = $3.00
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $1.00
Eric Hinske 5hr = $5.00
Total = $163.00

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.


Fred Trigger said...

That game was ugly for both sides last night. What made it worse was having to listen to John Sterling and Suzy Waldman on the car ride down to long island. Does anyone like those two? I think the most annoying part (of many) was when Suzy mentioned that the yankees had all of their starters in double digit HR's. She then immediately says they are clicking on all cylinders because they are playing smallball.....what?

Fernando Alejandro said...

Eh, what can you do? If you're in a car and want to keep tabs on the game, its the only option you have. I sometimes click between a cd and the radio to make it more bearable.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

I don't mind Suzyn nearly as much as Sterling at this point. He really has gotten incoherent. Generally, when he calls a play, he has to correct himself two or three times before you actually know what happened. "And the ball is hit sharply to Rodriguez, who throws to Martinez over at first, and the throw is in time. Actually Hairston is playing third today, not Rodriguez and... Martinez hasn't played for the Yankees for many years now, but he was such a great player. That was Teixeira at first and oh the runner was safe. Infield single for...


Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Oh, and to respond to an earlier comment regarding O'Neil's possible PED use (i.e. frequent roid rage). I'd have to believe that the entire cubs team is on PEDs in the post-testing era to accept that O'Neil must have used just because he was a hot-head. Granted, if he had beat New York in the playoffs while playing for Boston, I would certainly say he is definitely a cheater.

Riddering said...

Roberto, I'm not laughing at the pain you've had to suffer due to listening to Sterling's play-by-play coverage (because I will know that pain again this Saturday) but your imitation of him had me guffawing.

Oh, and FYI, Jeter decided not to homer every AB because he thought that'd be too showy considering Boston benched their captain. What a guy!

TribeGirl said...

Hey Roberto - no fair commenting two weeks later! I was just saying that now this who minutia makes me wonder about everybody and look at everything they've done. But yeah, playing on those Boston teams would've upped the ante! The entire Cubs team is crazy!!! Oh yeah, I'm looking forward to Big Papi speaking today...

Joba looked rough in this game. Not cool. I've been spoiled by him since the All-Star break. And can these two teams ever play a game that doesn't last a gazillion hours???

TribeGirl said...

Oh more Pavano on the Indians. There goes our somewhat of an Ace! Have at it Minnesota!

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

I'm still trying to comprehend why Minnesota would pick him up. Did they lose a bet?

Fernando Alejandro said...

That's rock bottom for the Twins. They went from Santana to Carl Pavano.

And that Sterling impression is amazing.