Thursday, August 12, 2010

That's Just How We Roll

The Good

The Yankees exhibited some fight last night, particularly Marcus Thames who in addition to hitting a homerun in the 8th to put the Yankees within one run, he also hit a single in the 9th to drive in the go-ahead run. Thames is the MVP of the game and a hero to both men and women across the nation.

Wood did a good job of holding off the Rangers in releif, and Mariano, seeking redemption shut the 9th down for a save. Also good, Jeter went 3-5 with a triple.

The Bad

Nick Swisher went 0-5 with 4 strikeouts. Ouch.

The Ugly

Vazquez did not give us a lot to be hopeful for in yesterdays game. In 4.1 innings he allowed 6 runs. That just won't cut it. Anywhere.

Also ugly, what was with the Rangers using 6 releivers to pitch 2.2 innings?

Homeruns for the Children

As some of you may know by now, the RJG blog will be donating $2 to the Children's Health Fund for every homerun the Yankees hit this season. Last night, Marcus Thames hit a homerun in the 8th to set up his go ahead hit in the 9th. Brilliant is what it was.

Posada 12hr = $24
Granderson 10hr = $20
Cano 21hr = $42
Swisher 22hr = $44
Jeter 9hr = $18
Johnson 2hr = $4
Rodriguez 18hr = $36
Teixeira 26hr = $52
Thames 4hr = $8
Gardner 5hr = $10
Winn 1hr = $2
Miranda 3hr = $6
Curtis 1hr = $1
Total = $268


Jon Roberts said...

Plus we aren't rooting for the Mets. They're the ugly. Mo was unbelievable. I thought they were semi-intentionally walking Hamilton and then Mo was all "I got this".

One other thing that struck me last night was Jeter coming to bat down by a run with two on and he looks like he's half asleep stepping into the box. "No big deal I'm just going to be a hero here." What's up with that?

Dylan Murphy said...

That would be Jeter in a nutshell. "I'm good. It's no big deal." But this entire series with the Rangers is overblown. No Tex, no Pettitte, no Sabathia. They will all be facing the Rangers in a potential ALCS matchup.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Actually, all three of those players have babies due during the ALCS and are likely to be absent.