Thursday, September 11, 2008

Yankees Can't Pull Out Win, but at Least They Tried in the First Inning

The Good

Nady had a pair of hits last night, and Jeter went 1-3 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored. Giambi went 1-2 with 2 walks and a run batted in. Veras pitched a scoreless inning, and Chamberlain went 2 strong innings with no runs and 3 strikeouts. Phil Coke came in for one batter and struck him out.

The Bad

Another rough offensive outing as the Yankee lineup combined for 4 hits, 2 of which came from Xavier Nady. Damon, Abreu, A-Rod, Matsui, Cano, Molina, and Betemit combined to go 0-20. Betemit had one at bat which ended in a strikeout. Shocker.

The Ugly

Another rough outing for Pettitte who lasted 4.2 innings and was driven out by a 3-run 5th. He was cruising up through that point only allowing 1 run over the first 4 frames. This loss brings his season record to 13-13 and his ERA up to 4.52. But that's what $16 million gets you.

Further more, with the season basically over, why aren't we giving more at bats to guys named Cody Ransom, and Brett Gardner? Might as well see what we have in these guys because Cody could replace Betemit, and Gardner could potentially become our future centerfielder and leadoff guy. The point is, we'll never know if we don't let them hit on the regular, and what better time than now while we suck? What's the worst that can happen? We'll lose a game?

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. The Yankees were too sad about Vince Young's emotional well-being.

Melky Cabrera 8hr = $8.00
Alex Rodriguez 33hr = $33.00
Hideki Matsui 9 hr = $9.00
Bobby Abreu 16hr = $16.00
Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Jason Giambi 29hr = $29.00
Johnny Damon 14hr = $14.00
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 = $159.00

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.


TribeGirl said...

The Yanks were living in the past by signing Andy again this year, and Posada for that matter....At least Andy wasn't for four years. Wonder if the RedSox will make the same mistake with Varitek? Hopefully Posada will make the move to first - Molina's been an awesome defender behind the plate and maybe he can work on his bat to be an overall quality starter!

Fernando Alejandro said...

The Molina as a starter experiment was already tried by the Angels and failed miserably. I think Posada will be fine once he recovers from the surgery, but your right that while his arm is still weak, he should play 1st.

If I know anything about the Red Sox, its that they don't resign their old players. If Veritek returns it'll be 1 maybe 2 years and not for a ton of money.