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 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.
Brett Gardner gets caught stealing and Posada doesn't?
ALCS MVP Game 4
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.