Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Despite Loss, Yankees Make Games So Interesting

The Good

Damon had 3 hits last night while Jeter had 2 which propelled him past Lou Gehrig for all time hits at Yankee stadium. Giambi hit a homerun, and Robertson pitched a scoreless inning with 3 strikeouts, the only Yankee pitcher not to allow a run.

The Bad

Veras and Giese both allowed a run in their inning of work. Veras has been absolutely awful for the last couple months. I wonder what's going on with him.

The Ugly

Pettitte threw 6 innings of 4 run ball and took the loss putting him under .500 for the season. His record now stands at 13-14.

Is anyone else having trouble following these games? I don't think a Yankee game in September has ever been so boring. The Yankees play terrible baseball, and it doesn't help that they're out of contention. Do you want to see good baseball? The Rays are the team to watch. Last night's 9th inning walk off double by Dioner Navarro reminded me what playing with heart looks like. Hopefully next season, the Yankees will play just like that.

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. Giambi hit one to put up to 31 on the season. He'll get a contract somewhere.

Melky Cabrera 8hr = $8.00
Alex Rodriguez 34hr = $34.00
Hideki Matsui 9 hr = $9.00
Bobby Abreu 17hr = $17.00
Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Jason Giambi 31hr = $31.00
Johnny Damon 14hr = $14.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 13hr = $13.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Wilson Betemit 6hr = $6.00
Derek Jeter 11hr = $11.00
Shelley Duncan 1hr = $1.00
Xavier Nady 11hr = $11.00
Jose Molina 2 hr = $2.00
Ivan Rodriguez 2hr = $2.00
Richie Sexson 1hr = $1.00
Cody Ransom 2hr= $2.00
Total = $166.00

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.


Marisol said...

I'm having trouble watching these games and not changing the channel. The only thing that kept it interesting was waiting for Jeter to get his record hit. After that I started watching the friggin Mets game. That didnt help anything.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I refuse to watch the Met's. In fact, I refuse to watch baseball right now. I don't consider what the Yankees do baseball anymore. I'll watch the Ray's in the post season, but right now I'm going to commit my time to Pavano's latest diary entries and writing my hand-signed letter to Joe Torre asking him to please release his curse on this team.

Anonymous said...

We can always watch Tony Romo sing his heart out at Wrigley Field.
His enchanting voice may be powerful enough to break the Billy Goat Curse.