4 homeruns by the Yankees.
We couldn't hit any homeruns with runners standing on a base, and couldn't hit period with runners in scoring position. Its amazing that it went to the 11th.
As was mentioned in the post below, Girardi overmanaged and we lost the game with Alfredo Aceves on the mound. Meanwhile, Chad Gaudin hasn't pitched all post season. His last outing was a regular season releif appearance on October 3rd against the Rays. Its October 20th. 17 days of inactivity. I can't imagine how he'll do when they finally put him in.
ALCS MVP Game 3
My first place vote will go to Phil Hughes. A solid young man who gave the Yankees 1.2 scoreless innings of relief when we needed them.
My second place vote goes to Mariano Rivera, for doing the same as Phil Hughes, only for two outs less than Hughes.
My last place vote goes to Robertson, who should have been left in the game, but wasn't.
You may have noticed that I picked all relievers, and the reason for that is that despite the offensive flex, the offense really didn't capitolize on the opportunities they had, which is very un-MVP like. Pettitte could get a vote, but Guerrero getting that hit in that situation bumps him out of MVP standing. Meanwhile, all these relievers gave us strong efforts in a tied game.
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 ALCS MVP breakdown:
Mariano Rivera = 5pts
CC Sabathia = 3pts
Phil Hughes = 3pts
Alex Rodriguez = 2pts
Chone Figgins/Erick Aybar = 2pts
AJ Burnett = 1pt
Hideki Matsui = 1pt
Dave Robertson = 1pt
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.
Post Season Homeruns:
Derek Jeter 3hr = $3.00
Hideki Matsui 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 4hr = $4.00
Mark Teixeira 1hr = $1.00
Jorge Posada 2hr = $2.00
Johnny Damon 1hr = $1.00
Total = $12.00
Regular Season Total = $244.00
RJG Donation Total = $256.00
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.