Friday, September 4, 2009

Yankees Keep Rolling

The Good

Solid relief efforts from Aceves, Robertson, Bruney (yes, even Bruney), and Marte, kept the Yankees in the lead all game long. Aceves gave up 2 runs in 2.1 innings of relief but only 1 was earned and he struck out 3. Robertson pitched a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. Between him and Hughes we have some solid right handed late inning relievers we can use.

The offense came alive again last night, scoring 10 runs. Posada led the way going 4-5 with a double, a homerun and 4 RBI's. With that homerun, Posada became the 7th player in the lineup to have at least 20 homeruns for the season.

The Bad

Chad Gaudin pitched 3.2 innings allowing 3 runs. He wasn't great, and threw a lot of pitches in that time. Gaudin really is just a reliever at this point, so its tough having him start. I'm willing to bet that once his spot start role is over, he'll have success pitching 1 or 2 innings at a time.

The Ugly

Some guy threw a foul ball that had been hit into the stands back on the field near Aceves. Security then came and threw him out of the game. According to Pete Abraham, its been a fairly common occurence this season. I guess the fans get really drunk off the light beers.

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. Just when I thought the Yankees would go homerless in a game, they go and hit two in the 9th. So many thanks to Posada and A-Rod for not letting the children go a day without a donation.

Jorge Posada 20hr = $20.00
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 24hr = $24.00
Brett Gardner 3hr = $3.00
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $1.00
Eric Hinske 7hr = $7.00
Jerry Hairston Jr. 2hr = $2.00
Total = $210.00

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...

Yankees still getting the W ....thats all that matters.. but noticed they are starting to get a sloppy game here or there...that "crapola" wont fly when we take on the angels or any other post season contenders.../ HEY RJG.. its been a WHILE...missed your intoxicating whit!

Fernando Alejandro said...

Thanks Ruthie! Welcome back. I'm looking forward to the series we have coming up against the Angels and Red Sox the week of the 21st. That should tell us a whole lot about this team, and its playoff chances. I know the playoffs are a different animal, but those will be big games, and they'll certainly tell us more than these games with Baltimore and Toronto will.