Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cliff Lee Sells Soul to Cy Young

The Good

Jeter showed up with a 3-4 game, and Sabathia honestly pitched well, going 7 innings and allowing 2 runs, but when you can't score more than 1 run in a world series game, you're probably not going to fare well.

The Bad

The bullpen. They had a complete collapse last night. I haven't seen so many consecutive releivers not be able to find the strike zone since, well, our 2008 bullpen, but nonetheless it was a surprise. Hughes is completely unreliable, and has been all post season. Bruney was a disaster in his first appearance, but that was almost to be expected.

The Ugly

Cliff Lee was absolutely magnificent, but that the offense could not score a single run until an error allowed them to do so is pretty disheartening. The Yankees combined for 6 hits, only one for extra bases. Take away Jeter, and you have 3 hits, none for extra bases. As my brother mentioned previously, its essential to win game 2. Without it, we're going to have a nice hole to climb out of.

World Series MVP Game 1

My first vote goes to CC Sabathia who continued pitching well in the post season despite ultimately getting the loss.

My second vote goes to Derek Jeter for being the only offensive player to show up last night.

No last place vote, since no one deserves it. Everyone else sucked.

With our patented RJG scoring system, a first place vote gets a player 3 pts, a second place vote will get 2 pts and a 3rd place vote gets 1 pt. Here is the World Series MVP breakdown:

CC Sabathia = 3pts
Derek Jeter = 2pts

Respect Jeter's Gangster is for the Children

The RJG will continue to donate to Johnny Damon's homerun club throughout the post season. We believe that our $1.00 donations build just enough good will to push the Yankees into their next World Series title. We expect a ring Bronny Cash.

No homeruns last night. Well at least not for the Yankees.

Post Season Homeruns:

Derek Jeter 3hr = $3.00
Hideki Matsui 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 5hr = $5.00
Mark Teixeira 1hr = $1.00
Jorge Posada 2hr = $2.00
Johnny Damon 2hr = $2.00
Total = $14.00

Regular Season Total = $244.00

RJG Donation Total = $258.00

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. Live it. Love it. RJG.


Jon Roberts said...

Is it weird that Marte was the best reliever last night? His stuff looked good and he got his guys. That was the one positive thing about the bullpen last night.

It's pretty clear that the past numbers against Cliff Lee are irrelevant. He just isn't the same guy he was when some guys hit him well. At least Pedro isn't the same guy any more either.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Yeah, here's hoping for a tied series after tonight.

Marte did his job, rewarding the confidence Girardi has shown in him by keeping him on the postseason roster. I can't think of anyone who thought he should be there, and up to know he hasn't been great, but he came through.

Anonymous said...

Except for the bullpen meltdown, that was all Cliff Lee last night.
Sumbeetch was unconscious. I've never seen a player more "in the zone."
Let's hope he's gets over his Superman complex, and the kiddie arms get over their World Series jitters.