Thursday, September 9, 2010

Swish Protects Yanks from Embarrasment

The Good

Ivan Nova has been quite impressive thus far, adding 6 innings of 2 run ball under his belt. The bullpen combined for 3 innings and 6 strikeouts, not allowing a run. The best thing however, is that Nick Swisher cranked a walk off homerun with Nunez on base to win the game, and getting the customary pie in his face (I initially had said it was Cano on base, but someone caught me in my lie. I tried to deceive you all and for that I'm nominally sorry.).

The Bad

Though Nick Swisher got pied, a large portion of the whipped cream landed on YES announcer Kim Jones, who did not have a walk off hit that game. Swisher was upset that his spotlight was being shared, and refused to do the interview.

The Ugly

Another 0-4 night, has Jeter down to .262 on the season. He's hitting .125 in the last 10 games. Not pretty.

Swisher Shakes Hands With Babies

Nick Swisher's walk off homerun allowed $2 from the deep RJG coffers to be donated to the Children's Health Fund. Swisher then visited a children's hospital and shook the hands of many adoring babies. "Its all about the babies." Explained Swisher. "Winning games is cool, but making babies healthy is much cooler."

We agree.

Posada 17hr = $34
Granderson 17hr = $34
Cano 26hr = $52
Swisher 26hr = $52
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 = $348

6 comments:

CBean said...

It was Nunez on base. He was pinch running for A-Rod who singled at the top of the inning. Cano struck out.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I wish I paid better attention to gameday while I was tracking the game. Thanks for the catch.

Uncle Mike said...

What would you rather have, Fernando: A loss you paid superb attention to, or slacking off and getting a win? I'll take the, uh, what do you call it, oh yeah, the win.

Although it was pretty funny that half the pie seemed to end up on Kim. I guess Suzyn Waldman's lucky she does radio. But then, she spends 8 innings sitting next to John Sterling. As they say in English soccer, "Who ate all the pies? Who ate all the pies? You fat b@st@rd, you fat b@st@rd, you ate all the pies!"

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Fernando Alejandro said...

Uncle Mike, I agree, I think I'd prefer the pie to having to correct John Sterling's game calling day in and day out.

And unfortunately I did pay superb attention to the losses, and then slacked off on the win. If only I could go back in time!

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