Saturday, July 12, 2008

Chamberlain Good, but Yankees Suck

The Good

Chamberlain pitched 6.2 innings of 3 run ball with 9 strikeouts.

The Bad

The Yankees were limited to 2 hits, one by A-Rod and the other by Jeter. Chamberlain got the loss despite his fine pitching performance. Billy Traber gave up 2 runs in 1.1 innings of work.

The Ugly

In every recent season the Yankees have been slow starters. They struggle for the first few months, then start cranking in July. Its now July 12, and we're not seeing any indication that this team is breaking out. The Yankees are only 6.5 games back, and with 2 and a half months left in the season, there's no real reason that the Yankees can't claim a playoff spot. However, the Yankees aren't playing like they're playoff worthy. The pitching has stepped up, but I've never seen our offense so lethargic. They kill their own momentum. They followed a walk off win in the 10th against the Rays by getting dominated by the Pittsburgh Pirates. The best this team has done is go on a 7 game winning streak beating up on Houston and San Diego. We're not facing the National League west anymore, and the Rays and Sox aren't rolling over. If they are going to make it to the post season this year, they'll need to put some fight into their game. Do they have it in them?

Respect Jeter's Gangster is for the Children

The "Respect Jeter's Gangster" blog joined Johnny Damon's home run 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 home runs hit and the money donated throughout the season. No homeruns, and only one extra base hit. Not enough to over come a 5 run deficit.

Melky Cabrera 8hr = $8.00
Alex Rodriguez 18hr = $18.00
Hideki Matsui 7 hr = $7.00
Bobby Abreu 10hr = $10.00
Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Jason Giambi 18hr = $18.00
Johnny Damon 6hr = $6.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 6hr = $6.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Wilson Betemit 4hr = $4.00
Derek Jeter 4hr = $4.00
Shelley Duncan 1hr = $1.00
Total = $87.00

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...

Here's a great story about Bobby Murcer...

Anonymous said...

RIP Bobby you will be missed

Fernando Alejandro said...

Most definitely. Bobby was the prototypical gentleman Yankee. A lot of players could learn from him.