Friday, April 11, 2008

Yankees Avoid Sweep

The Good

Can the power outage be over? Cabrera, A-Rod, and Posada all hit homeruns, and four Yankees had multiple hits. Cabrera and A-Rod both knocked in a pair of runs. Andy Pettitte started off slow, but was lights out after the rain delay. He ended up pitching 6.2 innings of 1 run ball. The Chamberlain-Rivera combo worked once again.

The Bad

A-Rod and Posada's homeruns were in the ninth inning when we were ahead 4-1 and the Royals had the aged Hideo Nomo pitching. Overall, we had much more timely hitting this time around, but we're going to need some of that power display earlier in games, and in times where it matters.

The Ugly

What was up with the non-stop rain this series? Well, the Yankees are now heading for Boston where the forecast is, well, rain.

Respect Jeter's Gangster is for the Children

Respect Jeter's Gangster joined Johnny Damon's Homerun Club, and is giving $1.00 for every homerun the Yankees hit this season. The money goes to the Children's Health Fund. Throughout the season, we will keep a running tally of the homeruns and money donated. Kauffman wasn't big enough as the Yankees hit 3 bombs to make up for yesterday and the day before:

Melky Cabrera 2hr = $2.00
Alex Rodriguez 2hr = $2.00
Hideki Matsui 2 hr = $2.00
Bobby Abreu 1hr = $1.00
Jorge Posada 1hr = $1.00
Total = $8.00

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