Thursday, September 17, 2009

Late Inning Heroics Lift Yankees

The Good

Chad Gaudin put up a decent start going 5.2 innings and allowing 3 runs. Why is Mitre still in the rotation? Marte-Coke-Hughes-Rivera combined for 3.1 innings of shutout baseball. Matsui went 2-4 with a homerun and 3 RBI's. The ever energetic Francisco Cervelli hit a walk off single and it was glorious.

The Bad

You'd think we'd do better when the starting pitcher is out after 2 innings but alas Shawn Camp proved to be a reliable backup to Tallet.

The Ugly

Brian Bruney came in and gave up a pair of hits and a run without recording an out. He may very well be pitching his way off the post season roster, if he hasn't already.

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. Matsui hit his 25th homerun of the season last night.

Jorge Posada 21hr = $21.00
Hideki Matsui 25hr = $25.00
Derek Jeter 17hr = $17.00
Mark Teixeira 35hr = $35.00
Nick Swisher 27hr = $27.00
Robinson Cano 23hr = $23.00
Johnny Damon 24hr = $24.00
Melky Cabrera 12hr = $12.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 25hr = $25.00
Brett Gardner 3hr = $3.00
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $1.00
Eric Hinske 7hr = $7.00
Jerry Hairston Jr. 2hr = $2.00
Total = $223.00

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.


Ruthie J said...

Thats my cervelli... the italian stallion (even though he's from venasuela).... its weird how edwar got fined and i saw his little stick ass holding back barajas..thasts a thick dude... i hope we can pull out some more wins tonight!this sereis left a sour taste in my mouth.

Ruthie J said...

off day tonight, i mean tomorow =)

Raven King said...

Dear Rithie J,
Welcome to the New York Yankees "We Don't Bother with Trifles Like That" Club!
Forgetting about the date is no big deal.
Now you can fellow Jorge, Johnny & Marky T's lead and proudly forget about ball and strike count and how many outs there are!

Fernando Alejandro said...

Cervelli is magic. It'll be nice to see him on the team for a full season.

I agree about this series. It'll be good to start playing some contenders next week. The Angels and Red Sox back-to-back should be enough to get this team ready for the post season. Hopefully they don't crap out. I'd be lieing if I said that I'm not worried about how Sabathia or Burnett are going to do come playoff time.

Raven, it does seem like we're making a lot of mental errors. I include Posada's fight with Carlson as a mental error as well. No reason to be fighting middle relievers!

Jorge Says No! said...


Good point about CC. People are focusing so much on Burnett's performance in the postseason, but we need to remember that CC has not been good in the playoffs in the past

Fernando Alejandro said...

Yeah, I mean the only tried and tested post season pitcher in that rotation is Pettitte. I'm hoping that Sabathia and Burnett pull it together, and Joba for that matter, but that's my biggest concern.