Saturday, April 26, 2008

Yankees Drop Two to Cleveland

The Good

Hawkins and Farnsworth combined for 3 scorless innings. Damon had 4 hits, Jeter had 3 and A-Rod 2. Jorge Posada's pinch hit triple scored 3 runs in the 6th.

The Bad

Kennedy settled down after a rough 2nd, to finish with 5 innings pitched and 3 earned runs. He gave up 4 hits and 4 walks in that time, and threw over 100 pitches to get there. Though he has shown some improvement this just isn't a good start. Ohlendorf might need to figure out his pitching in the minors.

The Ugly

Although Jeter had 3 hits, he grounded into a double play in the 9th with 1 out and Damon standing at third. He did the same thing against Cleveland last post season to kill a rally in that game. Its a much different game with a 4-3 lead and Mariano on the mound than having it tied 3-3 and bringing in Ohlendorf.

Respect Jeter's Gangster is for the Children

The "Respect Jeter's Gangster" blog joined Johnny Damon's homerun club, which raises money for the Children's Health Fund. We are pledged to donate $1.00 for every homerun the Yankees hit this season. We will keep a running tally of the homeruns hit and the money donated throughout the season. Awful loss today, which makes three in a row for the Yankees. No homeruns:

Melky Cabrera 4hr = $4.00
Alex Rodriguez 4hr = $4.00
Hideki Matsui 3 hr = $3.00
Bobby Abreu 3hr = $3.00
Jorge Posada 1hr = $1.00
Jason Giambi 5hr = $5.00
Johnny Damon 3hr = $3.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 1hr = $1.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Total = $26.00

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.


Fred Trigger said...

DAMN! I had my money on Molina scoring the winning run by stealing home, to break up the 0-0 tie, and Kennedy closing it out in the 9th for a perfect game. Oh well, you win some, you lose some. At least buchholz hasnt walked 20 people yet.

Anonymous said...

The Cute
The hit and run with Giambi and Molina.
The Horrorible
Melky struck out in the 7th inning.

Anonymous said...

The Unspeakable
Our offence could only get 3 runs from a minor league pitcher.

Fred Trigger said...

The Tragedy
Clay Buchholz pitches an absolute gem, leaves 1 hanging breaking ball, and gets the loss. Didnt watch the yankee's game (I only get NESN), so I shall vent my frustration on the red sox loss here. Looks like all of our young pitching prospects (except for chamberlain) are experiencing some growing pains

Anonymous said...

Well, I guess I will have to show my loyalty to my team by Horray! The Red Sox lost!

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

tough loss for the sox, you hate to see your pitcher lose games he should win. The Yanks I'm pissed at right now because we always make these pitchers look like cy young the first time we face them. they should've scored more than three, that's all there is to say.