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 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.
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.