Friday, September 5, 2008

Yankees Fall Short Despite 9th Inning Surge

The Good

Alfredo Aceves releived Darrell Rasner in the second inning and pitched 5 innings of 1 run ball. I think we know who will take Rasner's spot. Cody Ransom, who has to be the greatest hitter of all time, went 3-3 with a double and an RBI. Jeter and A-Rod hit back-to-back homeruns in the 9th with 2 outs to make the score 7-5, but of course it was just short.

The Bad

Damon, Giambi and Gardner all went hitless with Gardner going 0-3 with 3 strikeouts. Chris Britton pitched 1.2 innings of 1 run ball.

The Ugly

Rasner lasted 1.1 innings yesterday and gave up 5 runs in that time. At this point you have to know he's being replaced, but this should have happened a while ago. He's thrown 1 quality start and 1 decent start in his last 8 outings. Girardi's been saying all along that Rasner is throwing the ball well, but I guess I'm missing something.

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. A-Rod and Jeter both hit 9th inning 2-out homers to bring the score as close as it was.

Melky Cabrera 8hr = $8.00
Alex Rodriguez 32hr = $32.00
Hideki Matsui 9 hr = $9.00
Bobby Abreu 15hr = $15.00
Jorge Posada 3hr = $3.00
Jason Giambi 28hr = $28.00
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 9hr = $9.00
Shelley Duncan 1hr = $1.00
Xavier Nady 9hr = $9.00
Jose Molina 2 hr = $2.00
Ivan Rodriguez 2hr = $2.00
Richie Sexson 1hr = $1.00
Cody Ransom 2hr= $2.00
Total = $152.00

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 great Yankees hitters were so much in shock by this loss that they nearly handed Brandon Morrow, another CY Young to be, a no-hitter.

Anonymous said...

It was Ken Singleton and John Flaherty who saved the Yankees from humiliation.
By announcing Morrow was throwing a no-hotter, they jinxed the future Cy Young to throw that curve ball to Betemit.