Monday, September 8, 2008

The Suddenly Good Mariners Defeat Yankees

The Good

Derek Jeter went 2-3 with a solo homerun, and in so doing broke a bunch of records. Nady had a solo shot of his own, and Matsui went 2-4. Phil Coke pitched a perfect inning of relief.

The Bad

Jose Veras gave up a run in his inning of relief. Something is up with him. 5 Yankees went hitless yesterday as they prepared to go on a 10 game win streak.

The Ugly

Mike Mussina did not get his 18th win yesterday and now has 4 games in of which he must win 3 to get to 20. Moose wasn't great at 6 innings and 4 runs, but what really did him in was facing perennial Cy Young contender Ryan Feierabend who lasted 7 innings and gave up 2 runs.

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. Derek Jeter and Xavier Nady hit solo homeruns to help the cause.

Melky Cabrera 8hr = $8.00
Alex Rodriguez 32hr = $32.00
Hideki Matsui 9 hr = $9.00
Bobby Abreu 16hr = $16.00
Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Jason Giambi 29hr = $29.00
Johnny Damon 12hr = $12.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 13hr = $13.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Wilson Betemit 5hr = $5.00
Derek Jeter 10hr = $10.00
Shelley Duncan 1hr = $1.00
Xavier Nady 10hr = $10.00
Jose Molina 2 hr = $2.00
Ivan Rodriguez 2hr = $2.00
Richie Sexson 1hr = $1.00
Cody Ransom 2hr= $2.00
Total = $156.00

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...

Cashman passed on Santana but had no back up plan when IPK and Hughes faltered mightily.
He signed bench players who couldn’t hit.
He boosted about the farm he built for this team but couldn’t call up one single major-ready hitter when Jeter, A-Rod and Posada went on the DL .
This team sucks and Cash is responsible for that.
But somehow he still has a job.
That’s amazing.
This team really needs a new owner.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I support Cashman's approach, but you're right about where its left the team. In fairness though, a lot of the prospects that were supposed to make an impact at the plate (Eric Duncan, Shelley Duncan, Juan Miranda) have not quite panned out. That, and the focus of the drafts have been pitching since that has been our biggest weakness. If you think about it, this team has lost major hitters every season in recent memory. In 2006 it was Matsui and Sheffield we lost with wrist injuries. Last season, it was Damon who was out and unproductive. In 2004 it was Giambi. In 2005, I don't really remember losing any of our hitters, but I remember losing all our pitchers (Jaret Wright, Kevin Brown, Carl Pavano). This team has always been able to score runs regardless of who was on the DL, but this season has been a major exception.