Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Miranda With the Walk Off!

The Good

Burnett was quite sharp, going 6.1 innings and striking out 8. Its a shame that he didn't get a win. Robertson and Bruney did their duty in relief, combining for 2 scoreless innings. Though the Yankees had trouble scoring throughout the game, Teixeira and Swisher hit solo shots to get the Yankees on the board, before a 9th inning rally won us the game with a single by Hinske tieing the game, and a single off of Farnsworth's leg by Miranda giving us the walk off.

The coolest thing I saw yesterday was when one of the Royals bunted a ball into the air, and Hairston charged in as if he was going to catch it. As the runner on first advanced to second, Hairston let the ball drop, and then threw to Ramiro Pena at second for the first out, and then Pena threw to first for the double play. So by letting the ball drop, Hairston got us a double play. Good baseball right there.

The Bad

Kansas City starter Anthony Lerew was pretty good, keeping the Yankees to 2 runs over 6 innings. It was a shame that we couldn't get Burnett the win, if only just to make his numbers look a little nicer. As it stands, Burnett has a 12-9 record with a 4.10 ERA on the season.

The Ugly

Coke could not figure out where to throw the ball in the 7th inning. There was a groundball hit back to him, which he threw into the outfield attempting to get the lead runner at second. Then, on another ground ball, he threw to first instead of throwing to home, and allowed another run to score. Just not pretty.

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. Teixeira and Swisher, regular contributors to the Children's Health Fund, added a pair of solo shots to give more hope to sick children, and to Yankee fans everywhere.

Jorge Posada 22hr = $22.00
Hideki Matsui 28hr = $28.00
Derek Jeter 17hr = $17.00
Mark Teixeira 39hr = $39.00
Nick Swisher 28hr = $28.00
Robinson Cano 25hr = $25.00
Johnny Damon 24hr = $24.00
Melky Cabrera 13hr = $13.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 28hr = $28.00
Brett Gardner 3hr = $3.00
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $1.00
Eric Hinske 7hr = $7.00
Jerry Hairston Jr. 2hr = $2.00
Ramiro Pena 1hr = $1.00
Total = $237.00

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...

That play by Hairston was great. Good baseball indeed.

Ruthie said...

aww, phil coke.. thats def something i did when i first started playing sb. he's in the majors now, mr.filthy has to learn to blow off lil mental errors so they dont become bigger ones. once you mess up onces, its difficult to get your mind off it, plus he's a pitcher so he's got to preform right after. its all good, he'll do something amazing in october...speaking of it, can't wait for the play offs.

Raven King said...

Coke did that on purpose.
The brilliant young lefty knew the fans were bored so he did his best to create some excitement, which led to yet another coming-from-behind walk-off win.

Raven King said...

In other much, much more exicting baseball news:
The Boston Red Sox got pecked to extremely painful and humiliating death by a flock of vicious Blue Jays led by the ever so fabulous Harry Leroy Halladay.
A 12-0, complete-game three-hitter shut out.
How I wish I was there witnessing this great event!

Fernando Alejandro said...

Coke did awful, there's no doubt about that. And yeah! The Sox are having a tough time against Toronto.