The offense was more balanced with several different players getting hits and driving in runs including Mark Teixeira who went 2-5 with 3 RBI. Cano hit a triple.
Marte-Chamberlain-Rivera combined for 1.2 innings of scoreless ball.
Hughes gave up the go ahead hit in the 7th with two outs. None of our relievers (except for Rivera) were lights out. You wish to see more out of the bullpen in a game like this.
AJ Burnett lasted 6 innings, which is decent, but he gave up 6 runs, which is not. He had 4 runs score in the first before he could even record an out. This game is on him. Now we take it back to New York with Pettitte on the mound. I like our chances, but the Angels are strong and I don't take victory for granted.
ALCS MVP Game 5
A first place vote goes to Marky T, who had his best offensive game of the post season going 2-5 with 3 RBI's.
My second place vote goes to Cano, who actually hit with runners in scoring position when he knocked a 2-run double in the 7th.
Third place vote goes to Marte, only because he shouldn't be on the roster, and he made it into a game and recorded two outs.
I'm starting to find that its difficult to vote for MVP's in games that we lose.
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:
CC Sabathia = 6pts
Mariano Rivera = 5pts
Mark Teixeira = 3pts
Phil Hughes = 3pts
Alex Rodriguez = 3pts
Robinson Cano = 2pts
Melky Cabrera = 2 pts
Chone Figgins/Erick Aybar = 2pts
AJ Burnett = 1pt
Hideki Matsui = 1pt
Dave Robertson = 1pt
Damaso Marte = 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.
No homeruns last night for the Bronx Bombers.
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.