Monday, September 14, 2009

Yankees Refuse To Be Swept

The Good

The Yankee offense combined for 20 hits and 13 runs off of the Orioles including 3-5 nights from Jeter and Matsui. Matsui drove in 5 runs and Jeter scored 3. Sabathia went a solid 7 innings allowing 3 runs, and was relieved by Hughes-Bruney-Ramirez who combined for 2 innings of scoreless baseball.

The Bad

Johnny Damon made a catch in the 4th inning, and was about to throw it into the crowd and head back to the dugout, which would have been fine only it was the second out of the inning. The Orioles scored from second base as he struggled to noodle arm a throw to Jeter, who also wasn't quick on the relay. It cost the Yankees a run, but in the end, it really didn't matter.

The Ugly

A-Rod came up to bat with the bases loaded, and was called out on strikes on a pitch that was just off the outside corner. Definitely a ball, but too close to take in that count. A-Rod argued with homeplate umpire Marty Foster until he tossed him. Not to be outdone, Girardi threw a fit and was also tossed. I personally appreciate Girardi getting tossed in this situation. He stood up for his player and got tossed. I also appreciate A-Rod getting tossed because it shows that he really cares.

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. Hideki Matsui hit a homerun as part of a monster game yesterday. I suspect he wants a new contract.

Jorge Posada 21hr = $21.00
Hideki Matsui 24hr = $24.00
Derek Jeter 17hr = $17.00
Mark Teixeira 35hr = $35.00
Nick Swisher 26hr = $26.00
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 = $221.00

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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