Thursday, August 18, 2011


The Good

Jeter and Granderson had huge games. Jeter went 4-5 with a double, while Granderson went 3-4 with a double and a homerun. Hector Noesi pitched 3 scoreless innings in relief of Bartolo Colon.

The Bad

Bartolo Colon. 5 innings 5 runs, and yes there was a controversial call (see the ugly) but it wasn't like he was dominating before or after that.

The Ugly

Billy Butler hit a homerun that seemed to hit off the padding in the outfield wall and bounce back onto the field. By all accounts, excluding that of the umpires, that ball should be in play. Instead it was deemed a homerun, and after a review that call was upheld. If the Yankees had come back to win the game, and they had opportunities to do so, then this wouldn't be an issue, but it was a one-run loss and one of those runs is controversial. However, when Bruce Chen is on the mound and you don't capitalize on that, then you really don't deserve to win.

Granderson Closing in on Bautista

Granderson hit number 34 of the season, putting him just one shy of Bautista. Martin also hit a homerun so that's $4 for the babies.

Mark Teixeira 32hr = $64
Curtis Granderson 34hr = $68
Russell Martin 13hr = $26
Alex Rodriguez 13hr = $26
Jorge Posada 10hr = $20
Robinson Cano 21hr = $42
Andruw Jones 6hr = $12
Brett Gardner 5hr = $10
Nick Swisher 14hr = $28
Derek Jeter 4hr = $8
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $2
Eduardo Nunez 4hr = $8
Ramiro Pena 1hr = $2
Eric Chavez 1hr = $2
Total = $318


Rich Mahogany said...

This game sucked, but let's focus on the positive. Granderson is having a tremendous season. A Yankee CF threatening to lead the league in HR? That's amazing. And by threatening, I mean he's sending uncivil emails to Bautista, like "you're just another Brady Anderson," to make him lose confidence.

Fernando Alejandro said...

It appears he already has. Bautista has hit a paltry 4 homeruns this month compared to Granderson's hyper performing 6.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Also, the game did suck, but the truth is, even if you reverse the homerun call, its still just a tied game. The Yankees had opportunities to score and couldn't get it done.

Rich Mahogany said...

As a result, the Yankees' odds of making the playoffs dropped to 99.0%.