Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Burnett's Passable Start Cannot Overwhelm O's

The Good

Burnett had another goodish start going 7 innings and allowing 4 runs. That he escaped the third inning without having allowed 5+ runs is growth for him. Hopefully he will continue to build on this.

A-Rod hit a homerun and drove in a pair giving him his one millionth 100-RBI season since he started his playing career a million years ago with the Pangea Raptors.

The Bad

Jeter hit a double in his first at bat, which was promising. Two at bats later with runners on second and third, I thought for sure he would have his second hit of the game. Instead he grounded out. The good is that the double and that groundball were hit with authority. The Bad is that Jeter proved my prediction wrong. Maybe. The double could be the start of something huge. Massive. Like a .900 batting average for the rest of September.

The Ugly

A loss to the Orioles? Really? Our sources tell us that before the game manager Joe Girardi pulled the team together for a meeting. He gave a high energy speech telling them that he had penant fever and all of them have it too. When the players heard Girardi talking about penant fever, they thought it was a legitimate medical condition, and in a classic reverse placebo effect situation, they all started beleiving themselves to be very ill. Girardi clarified the meaning of penant fever after the game.

A-Rod's Back in Power

A-Rod, making up for lost time, hit a homerun for the babies. "I haven't contributed to them in a while. I felt it was my duty. Despite the penant fever." Explained A-Rod. That's $2 going to the Children's Health Fund from the RJG blog.

Posada 17hr = $34
Granderson 17hr = $34
Cano 26hr = $52
Swisher 25hr = $50
Jeter 10hr = $20
Johnson 2hr = $4
Rodriguez 22hr = $44
Teixeira 30hr = $60
Thames 11hr = $22
Gardner 5hr = $10
Winn 1hr = $2
Miranda 3hr = $6
Curtis 1hr = $2
Kearns 2hr = $4
Nunez 1hr = $2
Total = $346


Anonymous said...

Oh, I miss the Pangea Raptors years; those home runs and perfect games days are over!

Fernando Alejandro said...

Me too! I still remember the thrilling victory in game 7 against the Jurassic Macedon's. I'm pretty sure Mo got the save that game.