Monday, October 4, 2010

Public Apology and Red Sox Series Review

First off, let me apologize for the lack of game updates this weekend. My brother is now on a cruise and I have been fighting ninjas for the better part of the weekend. These scheduling conflicts inevitably happen and I apologize that you, the loyal reader, have to suffer for it. Here's the belated series review:

The Good

The best thing about this weekend is that we are now set up to play the Twins in the first round. Sure, home field would've been nice, but playing the Twins instead of the Rangers in the first round is nicer.

The Bad

I'll go with 1-2 record over the weekend. That said, I can't feel that bad. Not surprisingly, we split the double header. Both games went into extras and it's tough to win both games of a double header. Maybe we're more competitive on the last game if we don't play two the day before. No excuses, but for a team already guaranteed a playoff spot, you can't blame them for not killing themselves to win an essentially meaningless series in Boston.

The Ugly

Remember April? Remember how fresh everything was? Weather turning, birds chirping, AJ pitching well? Remember when AJ had his first bad game in five starts and everyone started writing about his inconsistency and I jumped all over them for getting on a guy who had pitched four straight really good starts and one bad one? Oh how sour those words taste now. AJ has been awful for pretty much the whole season. April and June were exceptions I suppose, but they don't make up for how poorly he's pitched overall. It's been, to say the least, ugly.

The Final Count

Cano and Swisher each had one home run in the weekend series. That brings the total home run count to 201, making for a $402 donation from RJG.

Posada 18hr = $36
Granderson 24hr = $48
Cano 29hr = $58
Swisher 29hr = $58
Jeter 10hr = $20
Johnson 2hr = $4
Rodriguez 30hr = $60
Teixeira 33hr = $66
Thames 12hr = $24
Gardner 5hr = $10
Winn 1hr = $2
Miranda 3hr = $6
Curtis 1hr = $2
Kearns 2hr = $4
Nunez 1hr = $2
Berkman 1hr = $2
Total = $402


Steve said...

I understand that MLB is forcing yhe Yankees to keep Joba on the staff for the post season. They are worried that if a game gets a bit boring a special phone in tha Yankee dugout will ring with the order to bring in Jaba. After all the fans love to see home runs and Joba serves them up better then most.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

In fairness, he also occasionally strikes somebody out with a slider way out of the zone. He's also great at loading the bases, and you never know when that might come in handy. There's also the fist pump. Joba brings a lot to the table.

Anonymous said...

Dang! According to the Yanks are playing Texas! :C Fight Hard Pinstripes!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, no, they are not playing the Rangers. Tampa Bay is.

Good review. After all, the series was really meaningless. It's good that you spent the weekend fighting those ninjas.

Anonymous said...

Woops! Sorry Im an idiot LOL! I saw the T in the twins logo and I kinda freaked! Plus I don't pay much attention to other team logos.

Rich Mahogany said...

I thought they were playing the Timberwolves. Then I realized that the Timberwolves don't make the playoffs.

Steve said...

I thought everyone in the NBA made the playoffs?