So this is what we learned: if you give Hideki Matsui a few nights off, he will reward you with a career game. How else do you explain his 3-4 night where he drove in 6 of the 7 Yankee runs, and finished a triple shy of the cycle?
Pettitte wasn't great, not even all that good, but he was passable, and Pedro simply wasn't. Chamberlain did decent in relief, and Marte really impressed with his two strikeouts of Chase Utley and Ryan Howard. Mariano did what he does best: make a 9 inning game a little shorter.
There is no bad, we won the world series!
World Series MVP Game 6
For this game, the obvious first choice is Hideki Matsui. What didn't he do today? He was every bit the godzilla we heard rumors about years ago in Japan. Its possible Matsui was radioactively altered before yesterdays game.
A second place vote goes to Derek Jeter who went 3-5 and scored 2 of the Yankees 7 runs. He finished this post season with a .407 batting average.
Mariano Rivera has to get a vote somewhere in here, and so I give him my third place. He shut down the Phillies over 1.2 innings to bring to a close what has been an amazing season for this team.
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:
A-Rod = 7 pts
Johnny Damon = 5pts
Hideki Matsui = 5pts
Derek Jeter = 4pts
CC Sabathia = 3pts
AJ Burnett = 3pts
Nick Swisher = 2pts
Jorge Posada = 2pts
Mariano Rivera = 2pt
Andy Pettitte = 1pt
Dave Robertson = 1pt
So according to our breakdown, A-Rod should have won it, and yes A-Rod was a different player this year than in others, but its hard to disagree with making Matsui the MVP. He was afterall, our offense in the clinching game.
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.
Matsui hit a beastly 2-run shot. The last donation the Yankees will make to children's health this season.
Post Season Homeruns:
Derek Jeter 3hr = $3.00
Hideki Matsui 4hr = $4.00
Alex Rodriguez 6hr = $6.00
Mark Teixeira 2hr = $2.00
Jorge Posada 2hr = $2.00
Johnny Damon 2hr = $2.00
Nick Swisher 1hr = $1.00
Total = $20.00
Regular Season Total = $244.00
RJG Donation Total = $264.00
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.