Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Pettitte Calls Gomes a Sissy

The Good

Matsui has had an amazing start this season showing why we were foolish to think about trading him. He hit his third homerun of the season tonight, and knocked a couple runs in. Jeter had 3 hits tonight and knocked in a run showing that his quad injury is simply ungangster. Pettitte has pitched another quality game recording his second win of the season, limiting the Rays to 3 runs in 7 innings. Damon had a couple walks, and even Farnsworth had a good inning recording a strikeout while retiring the side. Chad Moeller has a couple walks as well, and has proven to be a serviceable plan B. The biggest surprise is how well Mariano has started the season. Not that I thought he'd get off to the same start as last season, but I definitely didn't expect him to be this sharp. That's his 5th save of the season.

The Bad

A-Rod, what's going on? Bases loaded 3-pitch strikeout? Get it together! Cano had some good at bats but no hits. I hope he does not continue in his slumping ways. Giambi is in the same boat as he went 0-4 bringing his season average below .100.

The Ugly

The Yankees loaded the bases three times this game and did nothing with it. They need to start capitalizing on these situations. I understand its cold and whatever crap excuses that have been used to explain their bad offensive start, but seriously, cut this crap out!

Respect Jeter's Gangster is for the Children

We at the "Respect Jeter's Gangster" blog have joined Johnny Damon's Homerun Club, which helps raise money for the Children's Health Fund. We will donate $1.00 for every homerun the Yankees hit this season. Tonight, Hideki Matsui, cared enough to hit one out. Hopefully, his Yankee brethren will follow suit tomorrow:

Melky Cabrera 2hr = $2.00
Alex Rodriguez 3hr = $3.00
Hideki Matsui 3 hr = $2.00
Bobby Abreu 1hr = $1.00
Jorge Posada 1hr = $1.00
Jason Giambi 2hr = $2.00
Johnny Damon 1hr = $1.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 1hr = $1.00
Total = $15.00

For more information about Johnny Damon's homerun club or the Children's Health Fund, click on the links provided on the upper right hand side of our page.


TribeGirl said...

A-Rod surprised me tonight. I thought after last night, he was hitting again. It's not cold in Tampa and Tropicana Field is climate controlled anyway! Moeller looked pretty slow rounding the bases. Jeter looked annoyed that Moeller only made it from second to third on his line drive that almost cut the pitcher's head off, and then a batter or two later he could have scored (either a tag up or fielder's choice) but he didn't. This guy looks too young to be that slow, even if he is a catcher. Is he really 30 something??? He doesn't look bulky and I admit I don't know anything about him.

Fred Trigger said...

he's actually 33 and has terrible offensive numbers. unless he is something spectacular defensively, I dont know why he would be in the lineup.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

he's only in the line-up because both Posada and Molina are hurt. Posada is nearing a return and Molina strained his hamstring slightly during the last game in Boston. He played through it a couple innings but then was taken out. He should be back soon as the injury doesn't seem to be that serious but the Yanks won't rush it since it is April. Moeller is just there as a back up to the back up until both Posada and Molina are ready to play.

michael kei said...

Gotta give Moeller credit for being able to reach out and smack that pitchout for a hit and run. He got kudos from me for that.