Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Yankees Live and Die By the Long Ball

The Good

Yankees came back from a 4-0 deficit in the 8th inning to win the game 6-4.  A-Rod came through in the clutch with a game-tieing grandslam, and was followed by a two-run shot by Swisher.  Soriano got the save after Clay Rapada locked down the 8th, pitching the 4th day in a row after Girardi was momentarily possessed by the spirit of Joe Torre. 

The Bad

Although he ended up with the win, Sabathia gave up 4 runs in 7 innings, including a 3-run 1st inning.  Not what we expect from the ace.

The Ugly

A-Rod's grandslam tied Lou Gehrig's all-time record of 23.  That was supposed to be a momentous occasion until he credited his Michellorific arms for the feat. 

Live by the Long Ball

A-Rod and Swisher's homeruns make them the heroes of the Children's Health Fund yesterday.  $4 more for the kids!

Raul Ibanez 10hr = $20
Nick Swisher 10hr = $20
Andruw Jones 6hr = $12
Derek Jeter 6hr = $12
Curtis Granderson 18hr = $36
Alex Rodriguez 10hr = $20
Robinson Cano 11hr = $22
Mark Teixeira 11hr = $22
Eric Chavez 3hr = $6
Russell Martin 8hr = $16
Jayson Nix 2hr = $4
Total 95hr = $190


Rich Mahogany said...

Anyone who was still watching when ARod hit that GS deserved to see a very satisfying Yankees win.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Its true, Yankees coming from behind to win a game is a rare occurence these days.