Thursday, May 16, 2013

Well That Didn't Go According to Plan

The Good

Shortstop Alberto Gonzalez made his pitching debut, recording one dominating out.  That was good.

The Bad

Pretty much everything else.  Hughes couldn't pitch out of the first inning which was bad, and the Yankee offense couldn't be expected to hit their way out of a12 run deficit.  But worst of all, former Yankee Raul Ibanez was the one who gave us the coup de grace.  He drove in 6 runs, on two homeruns, one of which was a grand slam.  I say we trade Ben Francisco for him.  Francisco is performing up to Mariners standards, so it's a fair deal.

The Ugly

Phil Hughes' 0.2 inning, 7 run start did not help.  Marshall gave up 5 runs in relief, but at least he gave us some distance with his 5.2 innings.  It's really challenging when you go up to bat in the first inning and you're already down by 7 runs. 

Silver Lining

Wells and Stewart each hit a solo homerun.  So the silver lining of the day was that $4 was donated to the kids at the Children's Health Fund.

Travis Hafner 6hr = $12
Vernon Wells 10hr = $20
Brett Gardner 3hr = $6
Kevin Youkilis 2hr = $4
Jayson Nix 1hr = $2
Robinson Cano 10hr = $20
Ichiro Suzuki 2hr = $4
Lyle Overbay 6hr = $12
Brennan Boesch 2hr = $4
Francisco Cervelli 3hr = $6
Chris Stewart 3hr = $6
Ben Francisco 1hr = $2

Total 50 hrs = $100

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