Monday, August 29, 2011

Double the Fun

The Good

Two pitching gems out of Nova and Colon even though Colon got the L. Colon went 7.2 innings allowing just 2 runs and no walks. Nova went 7 innings with 3 runs and 7 strikeouts. Perhaps Colon really was serious when he said he's not tired.

Also good was that Granderson took the lead in homeruns hitting two in the night cap. Swisher, Cano and Jones all hit homeruns back-to-back to get a little swagger going. Robertson worked another miraculous escape with 3 strikeouts in one inning.

The Bad

Colon took the loss because the Yankees could not score 2 runs off of Baltimore. You tip your hat to Britton, but really the offense needed to pick it up there.

The Ugly

Despite becoming the major league leader in homeruns, Granderson is not convinced that he's a homerun hitter.

"I just don't see it." Explained Granderson. "I'm just a singles hitter who's singles leave the park. Every time I reach first I stop there until the ump tells me to keep going. I just don't get it."

But we do, its called having an MVP season, which isn't ugly, but we needed something for this section.

Homeruns in Abundance

2 for Granderson, 1 for Cano, 1 for Swisher, and 1 for Andruw Jones, and all of a sudden, the Children's Health Fund has 10 more dollars from the RJG. Keep swinging those bats gentlemen!

Mark Teixeira 35hr = $70
Curtis Granderson 38hr = $76
Russell Martin 17hr = $34
Alex Rodriguez 14hr = $28
Jorge Posada 12hr = $24
Robinson Cano 23hr = $46
Andruw Jones 11hr = $22
Brett Gardner 5hr = $10
Nick Swisher 20hr = $40
Derek Jeter 4hr = $8
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $2
Eduardo Nunez 4hr = $8
Ramiro Pena 1hr = $2
Eric Chavez 1hr = $2
Total = $372

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