Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Yankees Could Take Over the World At This Point

The Good

The offense really came alive today, with 4 different Yankees combining for 5 homeruns, including 2 from Posada who is now 1 shy of being the 7th player in the lineup with at least 20 homeruns. Jeter needs just 3 more to join that list too. Cano was a triple shy of the cycle, and though Jeter only went 1-4 he drew 2 walks.

A train of Marte-Robertson-Coke-Rivera pitched 3.2 scoreless innings in relief of Burnett.

The Bad

Burnett was once again, not hitting his target today. Almost every pitch you'd see Posada set up in one place and catch it somewhere else. Burnett needs to get a hold of his command and quick.

The Ugly

Posada came up to bat and drew a walk, only he had lost count and stood there all confused. He made up for it with two homeruns, but the team still laughed at him and called him names. It was sad.

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. Four Yankees went deep last night with two from Posada, and one from each of Cano, Swisher and Hinske.

Jorge Posada 19hr = $19.00
Hideki Matsui 23hr = $23.00
Derek Jeter 17hr = $17.00
Mark Teixeira 32hr = $32.00
Nick Swisher 23hr = $23.00
Robinson Cano 22hr = $22.00
Johnny Damon 24hr = $24.00
Melky Cabrera 11hr = $11.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 23hr = $23.00
Brett Gardner 3hr = $3.00
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $1.00
Eric Hinske 6hr = $6.00
Jerry Hairston Jr. 2hr = $2.00
Total = $207.00

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.


Raven King said...

Thanks a lot, AJ, for showing me what it means to be perfectly imperfect.
I think it's time to separate AJ and Jorge "I can catch a perfect game but I don't bother with counting" Posada and make Molina AJ's personal catcher.

Fred Trigger said...

Dont look now but Robbie Cano is on pace to break the single season HR record of 27 set by Derek Jeter. At least one half of the C+C boys is performing.

Raven King said...

I don't know which is worse:
The Baltimore Oreos?
or the Chicago White Sucks?
Thank God both the Rangers and the Rays won. I really need a Red Sox-free postseason.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Trig, Robbie's closer than you think. Jeter's single season best was only 24. I think that at this point we've seen what Melky can do in the majors.

Raven, I want to see the Red Sox in the playoffs. Another Yankees/Red Sox ALCS would be amazing. Those series are always magic.

Raven King said...

I prefer a Yankees/Angels ALCS.