Sunday, September 27, 2009

Yankees Can Clinch Tonight

The Good

Sabathia threw 7 shutout innings recording 8 strikeouts. Absolutely dominant. Hughes and Mariano pitched in an inning a piece, and both recorded 2 strikeouts. Cano hit a homerun, and Damon had a bloop single to drive in a pair late in the game.

The Bad

Matsuzaka gave us plenty of opportunities to take a commanding lead, but the Yankee bats became weak at the site of runners in scoring position. Matsuzaka even loaded the bases with 0 outs and we still couldn't score. Terrible.

The Ugly

A-Rod, who was a hero yesterday, just doesn't know what to do with Matsuzaka. He went 0-4, leaving 6 on base. He grounded out to the catcher with the bases loaded, and even was called out for interference when he struck out and started walking in front of Victor Martinez's throw to second base where Jeter was running. I believe A-Rod has one hit against Matsuzaka in his career. Its time he break that spell.

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. Cano gave the Yankees the only run they needed with a solo shot in the 6th inning.

Jorge Posada 22hr = $22.00
Hideki Matsui 28hr = $28.00
Derek Jeter 17hr = $17.00
Mark Teixeira 37hr = $37.00
Nick Swisher 27hr = $27.00
Robinson Cano 24hr = $24.00
Johnny Damon 24hr = $24.00
Melky Cabrera 12hr = $12.00
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
Total = $233.00

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.

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