Monday, September 21, 2009

Weekend Baseball Isn't What it Used to Be

The Good

Burnett stopped his recent skid in performance with a 7 inning 1 run performance on Friday, while Sabathia continued his recent spurt in performance with his own 7 inning 1 run performance. The Yankees scored 10 runs on the Saturday game, led by Mark Teixeira and his 2 homeruns. Mitre, surprisingly, gave us a solid 5 inning relief effort yesterday allowing no runs.

The Bad

Mariano Rivera blew just his second game of the season on Friday, and the Yankees took the loss. It was a tough game to lose, especially when we had Mariano on the mound, but it happens.

The Ugly

Joba did not give the Yankees a chance yesterday as he went 3 innings allowing 7 runs. The scary thought is that he's slated to be our number 4. If I were the Yankees I'd start stretching out Aceves.

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. On Saturday, Matsui hit his 26th homerun of the season becoming the DH with the most homeruns in Yankee history. The previous record holder was Hitsy McSmacksmith, who hit 25 homeruns in his second year as DH for the Yankees. Teixeira homered twice that game as well, proving his love and commitment to children's health.

Jorge Posada 21hr = $21.00
Hideki Matsui 26hr = $26.00
Derek Jeter 17hr = $17.00
Mark Teixeira 37hr = $37.00
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 = $226.00

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.


poker rakeback said...

I applaud your efforts to donate money to charity for each home run hit. It does more than bring in a little extra money, it also brings awareness to the cause and makes people stop and think for a minute.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Why thank you, we appreciate it!