Thursday, September 8, 2011

Triple A Team No Match for Orioles

The Good

I'm sure there was something, but with all this rain I'm feeling like a cup is half empty kind of guy right now. But if I'm really pressed I'd have to say that Montero hit a two-run double, as he continues to show that he's a legitimate big league hitter, and both Robertson and Soriano had scoreless innings in relief where Robertson struck out all three hitters he faced.

The Bad

We lost. In the 11th. At that point we had the majority of our big league lineup in the game, and we still couldn't manage a timely hit. AJ Burnett didn't help much with his 6 innings of 4 run ball. He wasn't terrible, but this is the Orioles we're talking about. If there's any game to lock down a win, its this one.

The Ugly

The game played more like a bloopers reel rather than a baseball game. The Yankees had 4 errors charged against them, while there were several other misplays that didn't get called errors, but still looked like they were the opposing team in a Harlem Globetrotters show.

The Babies Don't Help the Babies

The lineup boasted such minor league callups as Brandon Laird, Eduardo Nunez, Greg Golson, and Jesus Montero, but despite being closer in age to the babies at the Children's Health Fund, they did little to help their cause. No homeruns means no cash for the babies.

Mark Teixeira 36hr = $72
Curtis Granderson 38hr = $76
Russell Martin 17hr = $34
Alex Rodriguez 15hr = $30
Jorge Posada 12hr = $24
Robinson Cano 24hr = $48
Andruw Jones 11hr = $22
Brett Gardner 6hr = $12
Nick Swisher 22hr = $44
Derek Jeter 5hr = $10
Francisco Cervelli 3hr = $6
Eduardo Nunez 4hr = $8
Ramiro Pena 1hr = $2
Eric Chavez 1hr = $2
Jesus Montero 2hr = $4
Total = $400


Anonymous said...

It's like AJ's team members do not care about him or his winning average.

Fernando Alejandro said...

In fairness, it doesn't seem like AJ cares about his winning average either.