Monday, August 9, 2010

Tonight We Dine On Their Corpses!

The Good

The two biggest things that stand out from this weekend is the starting pitching. The Yankees rode a strong effort from CC Sabathia (8 innings, 2 runs) on Saturday winning the game 5-2. But the surprise came from Dustin Moseley last night. Filling in last minute for AJ Burnett, Moseley went 6.1 innings allowing 2 runs. He was masterful. Got lots of groundballs, struck out a few guys, and worked out of trouble when need be.

Other good highlights are that Jeter passed Ruth on the hits list last night, and Lance Berkman had a breakout 3-4 game last night. Hopefully a sign of things to come.

It was nice to kick the crap out of Beckett. In their quest to fill their roster with the most unlikable players, the Red Sox placed Kevin Youkillis, JD Drew, Papelbon, and Beckett together to form the most easily hate-triggering group in baseball. Rivaled only by the fantasy team of hate which includes Barry Bonds, Jose Canseco, John Rocker, and Kevin Brown.

The Bad

Javy had a rough game on Friday where an error by Cervelli led to a handful of unearned runs in the first inning. Javy did not have his best stuff, and his velocity appeared to be down. But Javy explained that the decreased velocity was actually just an illusion. "My pitches were just as fast as they normally are, I was just using mirrors." When asked why mirrors would make his pitches seem slower Javy responded "Its an illusion." and then stared at us. Feeling that it wasn't worth pressing we just let it go.

The Ugly

Did you see Berkman legging out the double last night? Much respect for the effort, but boy was it a hard sight to see.

Teixeira Connects for the Children

This weekend the Bronx bombers didn't exactly live up to their adopted nicknames, well, all accept Mark Teixeira who hit two homeruns this weekend. As you all know, for every homerun hit the RJG will be donating $2 to the Children's Health Fund, so thank you Mark Teixeira for thinking of the children.

Posada 12hr = $24
Granderson 10hr = $20
Cano 21hr = $42
Swisher 22hr = $44
Jeter 9hr = $18
Johnson 2hr = $4
Rodriguez 17hr = $34
Teixeira 25hr = $50
Thames 3hr = $6
Gardner 5hr = $10
Winn 1hr = $2
Miranda 3hr = $6
Curtis 1hr = $1
Total = $262


Roberto E. Alejandro said...

I think Youkilis gets hated a bit unfairly. It's not that he's hard to like, he's just hard to look at. But he's not ugly in a normal way, he's ugly in a way that when you look at him it actually makes you hostile. It's really strange.

Uncle Mike said...

Actually, Youkilis is ugly in a very understandable way: He's a Red Sock.

Dylan Murphy said...

It's funny how berkman's "breakout game" doesn't even matter that much since there's so much offensive talent already and a relatively deep bench. Sometimes I honestly think the Yankees payroll is unfair. But then I remember the rings, and say fuck it.

Rich Mahogany said...

There are plenty of reasons to hate Youkilis:

1. Absurd batting stance that corrupts impressionable Little Leaguers.

2. Constant whining about balls and strikes (see 1 for effect on American youth).

3. Unnerving, unslightly facial hair, combined with freakish head shape, makes him genuinely repulsive.

4. Quits on his team when he hurts his finger. Jeter would play one-handed or replace his hand like Luke Skywalker before cutting his season short.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

The Luke Skywalker hand would be awesome, but probably would count as a performance enhancer. My guess is Jeter would go with the one handed no hitter a la Jim Abbot.

Jon Roberts said...

I can't really explain why I dislike Youkilis so much. The whining is part of it, so is his ugly face. I especially dislike when he moves his ugly face out of the way of Joba's pitches. I don't like Bel-TRAY. He also seems like a hot head. Also, what's up with sucking so, so much in Seattle and then raking in Bawston? He was one of the worst hackers in the game the whole frigging time I had to watch him, now he puts his bat on it consistently. Is he just dinking them off the "Monster" (<- worst ballpark "feature")? Doesn't matter, I don't like him. Also Fenway, only a dirt bag could love that rats' nest. It's old, big deal. It has history, big deal, it's a history of bad baseball played by mediocre talent save for some gems (Jim Rice is not one of them). Also Jim Rice is a douche.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Jim Rice is a douche, that is scientific fact. NASA has confirmed it.

Fenway is historic in the same way three mile island is historic, only with fewer happy memories.

"now he puts his bat on it consistently"