Wednesday, September 5, 2012

We May Not Be As Good As We Thought

The Good

Cano hit a homerun while the bullpen protected a 3-run deficit by pitching 2.2 innings of scoreless ball.  That deficit could have grown much larger and the Yankees could have been embarrased by this loss.  Instead, the bullpen managed to keep the loss from being a blow out.  Cheers!

The Bad

Another loss proves the old adage that division leads in July simply aren't worth anything true.

The Ugly

After the game, Cano broke down the situation the best: "We've got great talent on this team.  Its just that its talent in like baking cakes and stuff like that, not baseball talent.  With injuries, the ratio of talented cake bakers to talented baseball players has shifted in favor of the cake bakers, which makes for great post game desserts but terrible in-game play."

Wipe Your Tears

At least there was reason for the children to cheer.  Cano's homerun adds $2 to help benefit the kids.

Raul Ibanez 15hr = $30
Nick Swisher 20hr = $40
Andruw Jones 13hr = $26
Derek Jeter 14hr = $28
Curtis Granderson 34hr = $68
Alex Rodriguez 15hr = $30
Robinson Cano 29hr = $58
Mark Teixeira 23hr = $46
Eric Chavez 13hr = $26
Russell Martin 14hr = $28
Jayson Nix 5hr = $10
Dewayne Wise 3hr = $6
Chris Stewart 1hr = $2
Ichiro Suzuki 3hr = $6
Casey McGehee 1hr = $2

Total 203 hr = $406

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