Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Yankees Just Don't Care About Feelings

The Good

I certainly did not expect CC to come in on 3 days rest and put up the same 8 inning/1 run line he did last Friday, but that's exactly what happened.

The offense really came alive, and A-Rod kept up his onslaught. He went 3-5 with a homerun, but the big hit of the game (and there were many) has to be Melky Cabrera's 2-run single in the 4th to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead. Melky finished the game with a 3-4 line and 4 RBI's.

Gaudin finally got in a game, and pitched a perfect inning. Not bad for someone who hasn't thrown in a live game since October 3.

The Bad

The offense really picked it up last night, but we still have some players slumping in the playoffs. Teixeira (.111 batting average), Cano (.235 batting average), and Swisher (.167 batting average) are among the culprits.

The Ugly

Brett Gardner gets caught stealing and Posada doesn't?


A first place vote goes to CC Sabathia, for giving us yet another outstanding performance, only this time on short rest, which makes it even more impressive.

My second place vote goes to one Melky Cabrera, who really picked it up last night. Though the score ended up being ridiculously lopsided, Melky gave us a big hit while it was still a very low scoring game.

Third place goes to the ever dominating Alex Rodriguez, who has done nothing but drive in runs all post season. Last night he drove in 2 more to add to his total, and scored 3.

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
Phil Hughes = 3pts
Alex Rodriguez = 3pts
Melky Cabrera = 2 pts
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 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.


cheshirecat9 said...

That win was awesome. The Yanks are on top of their game right now.

Fernando Alejandro said...

And that's with a third of the lineup still not showing up. Can you imagine once Teixeira's bat wakes up?

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

is that a metaphor? Oh snap!

Jon Roberts said...

Your ALCS MVP points seem to be working on a game by game basis, but the totals don't seem to be reflecting what's really happening. Hughes is tied with Arod and Mo is two points up. I have no beef with C.C. being first but it seems like Arod ought to be right with him, not with half the points. He's had an impact in every game. I know it doesn't matter, but that's how I see it.