Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Yankees Beat Sox

The Good

Dear Offense,

The season started a couple weeks ago, but we're glad you finally made it. Hope you stay for a while!


The New York Yankees

Wow, what a clobberfest. Its not every day your pitching gives up 9 runs and you still win by 6, but tonight was that night. Even though Wang wasn't very good, giving up 9 runs in 4 innings of work, several relievers stepped up to finish this game. Ohlendorf gave up a run on a couple hits and walks in an inning of work, but he struck out three batters to close the inning. Hawkins stepped up with a big 2 innings of scoreless relief with 2 strikeouts, and Traber and Bruney finished the game without allowing another run to score.

The story however was the offense. Every starting player had a hit today, with Abreu and A-Rod hitting homeruns, and Posada knocking in 3 runs on 2 doubles. Jeter, who has been on an absolute tear since returning from his quad injury, had 2 hits and 2 RBI's. The most inspiring bat however is Chad Moeller, who no one believed could hit. He had 3 singles and a walk today. With that kind of output, there's no real pressure to get Molina back before he may be ready.

The Bad

Well, Wang's 9 runs in 4 innings.

The Ugly

I watched tonights game on NESN, and one of their regular sponsors is Sullivan Tires. Sullivan Tires commercials are just awful, and tonight's one followed in line. It featured Dustin Pedroia getting interviewed by a little girl, who asks him the square root of 196. He doesn't know so she gives him a hint saying that its the number of a famous player. He still doesn't know, so then Jim Rice shows up and gives the answer, 14. Pedroia says "Whoa, its Jim Rice." in the most unsurprised voice as possible, and the commercial ended shortly thereafter. Sullivan Tires, if you're reading our blog, which I know you do, let us write your commercials. We couldn't do any worse.

Respect Jeter's Gangster is for the Children

Respect Jeter's Gangster has joined Johnny Damon's Homerun Club which helps raise money for the Children's Health Fund (Both linked in the top right hand corner of our page). We are set to donate $1.00 for every homerun the Yankees hit this season. Tonight, A-Rod and Abreu helped the cause by hitting homeruns of their own. Thank you A & A boys. Thank you:

Melky Cabrera 2hr = $2.00
Alex Rodriguez 4hr = $3.00
Hideki Matsui 3 hr = $2.00
Bobby Abreu 2hr = $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 = $17.00


Anonymous said...

i hated yankee fans. they all looked superficial and fake. but you changed my view a bit. i try not to come back to this place since i just came here to make fun of stupid yankee fans. you guys seem cool. now i know .. there are true decent fans even for the yanks. (though i have always respected all yankee players). i have to admit i was stupid and that is good to know. thanx fernando. good luck and bye...

Anonymous said...

Actually that's 8 runs in 4 innings. But yes, it's very bad.
Thank God our offence are back.
And Youkilis still leads in the UGLY category.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I'm glad I changed your mind anonymous poster. It sounds like you're a Red Sox fan, and I had some similar preconceptions about such fans. But I've interacted with enough to know that there are many intelligent and knowledgable fans out there. I have a lot of respect for the Red Sox team.

And thanks for the correction, it was 8 runs, and yes, Youkillis is still one ugly dude.

Anonymous said...

Good bounce back for Bruney. need a good start by Mussina tonight. Hopefully this means the offense is back? The bullpen is peicing the 8th together nicely.

Fernando Alejandro said...

The bullpen is the most encouraging thing I've seen this season. That, and a healthy starting rotation.

I still think Mussina did well last start, except for that pitch to Manny. I'm hoping for some good finesse out of him today.

We'll see about the offense. So far, this team's good performances have not had much carry over effect. Maybe that changes today.

michael kei said...

I want a big walkoff homerun off of Papelbon tonight. Who wants to do it?

Fernando Alejandro said...

I'll sign up for Jeter. His monthly quota of 2 homeruns is yet to be met, and there's no better time to start.

Unknown said...

Matsui's still at $2.00 while his homers are at 3.

Great idea on the donations, I pledge to donate $1 everytime I hear Andy Pettitte try to stumble through the words "Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center" on all game-duration commercials this year on YES.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Yeah, I was looking over them, and I realized that a few were messed up. The total $ amount was correct, but I had shorted a few players of their homeruns.

Anonymous said...

i did not mean to come back.. but i just wanted to say that i am not a sox fan either. AL is boring. DH is not baseball in my opinion. I came back because my team finally won... so i am in a good mood.