Sunday, August 9, 2009

Yanks Take Series, Better Go For Sweep

The Good

Sabathia went 7.2 innings allowing 0 runs and was pulled after throwing over 120 pitches. He struck out 9 batters. Hughes and Robertson closed the game out. Derek Jeter, who has looked awful this series, hit a 2-run homerun to put the Yankees ahead 5-0. Nick Swisher went 0-1 with 2 walks, one of which was with bases loaded and earned him an RBI.

The Bad

Cano went 3-4, which is good, but the one at bat he did nothing with was a bases loaded situation where he grounded out. The only good thing about that at bat was that he didn't hit into a double play, and just got the force out at home. Cano is an absolute catastrophe when it comes to pressure situations. Its a shame for an otherwise talented hitter.

The Ugly

How we only scored 2 runs off of Clay Buchholz is beyond me. We had several opportunities to knock him out of the game, but we failed to execute them.

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. Derek Jeter hit a "just made it" homerun to right field yesterday.

Jorge Posada 14hr = $14.00
Hideki Matsui 16hr = $16.00
Derek Jeter 12hr = $12.00
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 20hr = $20.00
Brett Gardner 3hr = $3.00
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $1.00
Eric Hinske 5hr = $5.00
Total = $165.00

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...

the only good thing I can take from this loss is that I didnt have to listen to Sterling and Waldman. Everybody wins in that situation.

Did I mention how much I hate the yankee radio announcers? They make my F#$^&%@ ears bleed.

anonymous number two said...

The Beautiful: Three wins in a row over the Red Sox.

TribeGirl said...

I was surprised when Francona didn't call for a replay on Jeter's homerun. Could he see it from the replay's on the big screen at the stadium that quick?

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Yeah, I was surprised too. It was definitely a home run, but you'd think he would ask for a review since it doesn't seem that it was so obvious of a home run from the field.