Monday, August 18, 2014

State of The Yankees

The Good

Since we last posted a game recap, a lot has happened.  At first, we went on a winning streak, taking 2-3 from Boston, 3-4 from Detroit, and carrying that momentum into game 1 against Cleveland where we scored 10 runs to take the first game of the series.  Within this time, Yankee pitching has mostly been good, pieced together as it is by children's dreams and Disney movie magic.

The Bad

After starting August with a quick winning stretch, the Yankees reverted to old ways, losing 5 games straight, mostly by not hitting.  They recently took a series from the Rays, but I'm placing that in the bad section.  The reason being that beating the second to last place team really shouldn't be the positive sign that we're seemingly taking it to be. 

The Ugly

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner recently told the Yankees to "Step it up".  It was good advice, but advice that shouldn't be coming from the man who pays you millions of dollars to play a game. 

Catch Up

Here's a month worth of homerun updates: we hit 16.


Brett Gardner 15hr = $30
Alfonso Soriano 6hr = $12
Kelly Johnson 6hr = $12
Carlos Beltran 14hr = $28
Dean Anna 1hr = $2
Brian McCann 13hr = $26
Yangervis Solarte 6hr = $12
Mark Teixeira 20hr = $40
John Ryan Murphy 1hr = $2
Jacoby Ellsubry 10hr = $20
Brian Roberts 5hr = $10
Derek Jeter 3hr = $6
Zoilo Almonte 1hr = $2
Zelous Wheeler 2hr = $4
Ichiro Suzuki 1 hr = $2
Chase Headley 2hr = $4
Francisco Cervelli 2hr = $4
Martin Prado 2hr = $4

Total 110hr = $220

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