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.
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.
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