Thursday, September 10, 2009

Jeter Ties Gehrig

The Good

I'll leave the obvious for last, but on a night where the Yankee world was focused on Jeter, the Yankee team clubbed out a win with an 8th inning pinch hit homerun by Posada. Aceves and Albaladejo combined for 5 no hit innings. Bruney and Coke combined to pitch the ninth with Coke getting the save.

And last, but certainly not least, Derek Jeter tied Lou Gehrig's record for all-time hits as a Yankee. Its just like Jeter to go 0-12 and feign a slump, and then go 3-4 with a walk to tie a record. I suspect he passes it on Friday since he more than anyone else, wants this hype to be over.

The Bad

The Yankee offence had a hard time against Jeff Neimann, who has proven to be one the Rays best starters this season. Not that I mind the late inning heroics, but the old saying that good pitching beats good hitting was proven with this matchup.

The Ugly

Another 3 inning, 2 run effort from Joba. In fairness, the damage was done in the first inning, but still, Joba has given us 3 good starts since the all-star break, and this certainly wasn't one of 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. Posada came in the 8th inning and hit a pinch hit homerun to put the Yankees ahead.

Jorge Posada 21hr = $21.00
Hideki Matsui 23hr = $23.00
Derek Jeter 17hr = $17.00
Mark Teixeira 35hr = $35.00
Nick Swisher 26hr = $26.00
Robinson Cano 23hr = $23.00
Johnny Damon 24hr = $24.00
Melky Cabrera 12hr = $12.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 24hr = $24.00
Brett Gardner 3hr = $3.00
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $1.00
Eric Hinske 7hr = $7.00
Jerry Hairston Jr. 2hr = $2.00
Total = $219.00

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.


Anonymous said...

Somebody owes me a big, nice dinner.
I fell asleep in the top of the 8th, thus insuring an action packed, come from behind victory.

Joe said...

On Friday, the world will see one of the greatest moments in the history of the New York Yankees.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Oh without a doubt. Friday will be exciting, and the Yankees themselves continue to roll. I can't wait until the series with the Red Sox and Angels. That's going to be exciting.

constant gina said...

I think Jeter is worthy of a top ten spot on everyones list..

Fernando Alejandro said...

I'm just hoping this rain goes away before tonights game. I won't be able to see it on Saturday courtesy of Fox's black out restrictions.