Monday, July 28, 2008

Ponson Pwned

The Good

Three Yankee players had 2-hit games and Dan Giese pitched 4 innings of 2 run ball in relief of Ponson. I suppose that isn't that good but I have very little to work with.

The Bad

Ponson gave up 7 runs in 4 innings of work. If Cashman was waiting for this game to pull the trigger on that Washburn trade, I hope he's pulled it, cocked it back, pulled it again, reloaded, and pulled it a few more times for good measure.

The Ugly

This game could have been much closer if the Yankees hadn't reverted to their pre-all star break selves. They could not get a hit with runners in scoring position, and when they had Lester in a load of trouble in the 5th, they let him go without causing much harm. They had just scored 2 runs and had the bases loaded with no outs, and they did nothing with it. A good hit would have put us right back into it. Instead, A-Rod lines out, Nady pops up, and Cano pops up. That inning alone lost us the game. Nady seems like he's really pressing at the plate. He's yet to get a hit, and he's looked awful with his swings.

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 last night. Cold bats led to a Boston blow out.

Melky Cabrera 8hr = $8.00
Alex Rodriguez 21hr = $21.00
Hideki Matsui 7 hr = $7.00
Bobby Abreu 11hr = $11.00
Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Jason Giambi 20hr = $20.00
Johnny Damon 6hr = $6.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 9hr = $9.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Wilson Betemit 4hr = $4.00
Derek Jeter 6hr = $6.00
Shelley Duncan 1hr = $1.00
Total = $98.00

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...

The Good:

Joe Morgan had the night off. He is the single WORST commentator in all of baseball. Orel Hershiser, however, did a pretty darn good job as analyst. Hell, even Steve Phillips did a better job than Morgan.

I guess if you want to add this in as "good," the Yanks weren't shut out this time, they did get into the Sox bullpen, and they had plenty of good opportunities to score big (but as usual, they never cashed in in the big spots, especially in that bases loaded situation, thus encouraging even more human-on-furniture violence from me. What the shit, Yanks? Lester was begging for you to blow a load on his face last night and you declined!

Fernando Alejandro said...

That's what really drove me crazy. Bases loaded and no outs. Damon could have scored on that one shallow fly, but when you have the bases loaded and you're down by 5, you're not thinking of just getting one run. Bases loaded and no outs, and they do nothing with it. After that the offense was useless. I think they phoned it in after that.

Anonymous said...

i think we will be fine.. i was talking to someone today at the gym and they were bitching about not getting the sweep.. honestly.. im happy with 2-3 in every series because well even a red sox fan would know that means you win the series. i think marte and nady were good pickups. but if they pick up washburn for anything more than the salary im going to be upset. yeah ponson sucks but i think hughes might help. and if carl pavano doesnt trip over the chalk line running out to the field he might be able to help..

go yanks lets win tonight

Fernando Alejandro said...

You're absolutely right Quinn. We took the series, and with the exception of last night's game, we've been playing much better. I'm just hoping for Moose's 14th win tonight. We'll see if the offense can kick it back into gear.

Anonymous said...

Well, the Yankees pitchers and hitters are tired of playing good baseball. Moose doesn't like to pitch on Monday. Nobody begs Jeter to stop hitting into DP. And the power of the 'stach is wearing thin.

Anonymous said...

Anybody wants to see Manny in pinstripes next year?

Fernando Alejandro said...

Manny is a great hitter, but no I would not want him in pinstripes. I would however want him to not be on the Red Sox.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, anywhere Manny goes next year will be good since he'll be off Boston. But he'll look for a 4-5 year deal with big money, and the Yanks don't need that with his immaturity, constant lack of hustle (cost him a hit tonight), and declining production with age. He's hitting well now, but not as good as several years ago and he's trending downwards (could fall fast). Not to mention, he's another DH.