Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Yankees Drop First Game Against Baltimore

The Good

Homeruns from A-Rod and Overbay made the Yankees feel young again.

The Bad

The Yankees took a loss after the Orioles exposed a deep-seeded flaw in the Yankees: we're not very good.

The Ugly

The truth is, this team can be better, and has played better in different stretches of this season.  Early August seemed to suggest that this very team can win games.  However, as we're fighting for a wild card spot, we look out matched, and frankly we lack fire, and confidence.  We just look like a team that's defeated.  We have to turn this around.

A Case for Charity

A-Rod and Overbay each hit homeruns to deliver $4 to the Children's Health Fund.

Travis Hafner 12hr = $24
Vernon Wells 11hr = $22
Brett Gardner 8hr = $16
Kevin Youkilis 2hr = $4
Jayson Nix 3hr = $6
Robinson Cano 26hr = $52
Ichiro Suzuki 7hr = $14
Lyle Overbay 14hr = $28
Brennan Boesch 3hr = $6
Francisco Cervelli 3hr = $6
Chris Stewart 4hr = $8
Ben Francisco 1hr = $2
David Adams 2hr = $4
Curtis Granderson 4hr = $8
Mark Teixeira 3hr = $6
Zoilo Almonte 1hr = $2
Derek Jeter 1hr = $2
Alfonso Soriano 13hr = $26
Austin Romine 1hr = $2
Eduardo Nunez 1hr = $2
Alex Rodriguez 5hr = $10
Mark Reynolds 2hr = $4

Total 125 hrs = $250


Rich Mahogany said...

If we lose a wild card spot by a game or two, passing on Martin will be the difference between playoffs and no playoffs.

Rich Mahogany said...

After the aberration that was the Red Sox series, this game returned to the usual 2013 Yankees model of not scoring runs. Consistency is comforting.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Ibanez is another player that could have changed the tide of this season. I'm really curious to see what they do for next season, because at the end of the day, you have to look at this year as an experiment that went terribly wrong. But instead of unleashing an army of zombies on the world, they unleashed a lineup of 4th outfielders and injury prone stars that have placed the team in their current predicament.

Rich Mahogany said...

Youkilis might be a zombie. Who can say? Has anyone seen him? I have suspicions about Reid Brignac too.