Friday, April 18, 2008

Red Sox Take it Back to Yankees

The Good

At least Derek Jeter appeared interested in scoring runs with another 2 RBI game. Melky hit his 3rd homerun of the season, and both Farnsworth and Traber combined to throw three scoreless innings.

The Bad

Dear Respect Jeter's Gangster,

Sorry for the late notice, but we were just visiting for the day. Hopefully next time we'll stay a little longer.


The Offense

Alright, I can't be too upset with the offense since Beckett was solid last night, and they scored 5 runs. Any rally the Yankees had going would get squashed, and there's nothing more frustrating than that. And what's going on with A-Rod this season? I know its still early, but he had an opportunity to do some damage yesterday, and he popped up in foul territory. I don't expect him to replicate the season he had last year, but get some timely hits! It doesn't need to be a homerun. It can just be a single, or even a walk, anything to keep the momentum going.

Mussina was awful last night going 3 innings giving up 5 runs, not to mention 2 homeruns to Manny Ramirez. Albaladejo was rocked for a pair of runs in his first inning of relief, but then settled down to throw two scoreless innings.

The Ugly

Kyle Farnsworth threw a high fastball behind Manny Ramirez. It didn't hit him, but both teams were warned and the fans cheered him for it. Afterwards, he said the ball had "slipped". I think he should have came clean, but I guess when you have to face a team another 15 times or so, its better to keep that crap to yourself.

Respect Jeter's Gangster is for the Children

We at the "Respect Jeter's Gangster" blog are all about the children. To that end we joined Johnny Damon's Homerun club, which helps raise money for the Children's Health Fund. We are set to donate $1.00 for every homerun the Yankees hit. Throughout the season, we will keep a running tally of the homeruns hit, and the money raised. Yesterday, it didn't appear the Yankees would help the cause, until Melky Cabrera stepped up against Jonathan Papelbon in the 9th and deposited one in the right field seats:

Melky Cabrera 3hr = $3.00
Alex Rodriguez 4hr = $4.00
Hideki Matsui 3 hr = $3.00
Bobby Abreu 2hr = $2.00
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 = $18.00

If you are interested in Johnny Damon's Homerun Club or the Children's Health Fund you can find links to both at the top right hand corner of our page.


Anonymous said...

lets get rid of mussina. maybe he will stop being so stubborn and realize he doesnt have the stuff to go inside to ramirez.. the red sox better realize charging the mound against farnsworth is a bad idea.. hes a blackbelt

michael kei said...

Glad to see open mouthed Papelbon got touched for some runs. Looks like Melky was going to be my walk off hitter... no thanks to the Moose droppings.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Dissapointing game overall. Moose just needs to realize that 85mph in Manny's wheel house just won't get it done.

And yeah, I'm real glad we touched Papelbon up for some runs. Even though we didn't win, its a psychological thing.

TribeGirl said...

It's cool if Farnsworth wanted to hit Manny, but throwing at his head is not. The way Manny handled the whole thing at the time and his comments after the game were pretty ganster ~ you gotta respect that!

Fausto Carmona hit two Tigers in the same inning last night, and had to issue his "standard denial" through a translator! Both benches were warned as well...