Monday, September 1, 2008

Yankees Flex Offensive Muscles

The Good

Who didn't have a good day at the plate today? (answer in the bad). 6 Yankees had multiple hits including A-Rod who went 3-4 with 4 RBI's. Damon had a great game with 3 hits and 2 walks, and Jeter also had a great game with 2 hits and 3 walks plus 2 runs driven in. Even Nady who went 1-5 drove in 2 runs. Bruney-Coke-Marte-Britton combined for 4.2 innings of shutout ball.

An encouraging sign was Phil Coke's inning. The kid faced 3 .300 batters and then a power bat in Miguel Cabrera. Although he threw alot of pitches, he struck out Granderson to start his outing and popped up Polanco for the second out. He gave up a single to Ordonez who advanced to second on a wild pitch, but then struck out first baseman Miguel Cabrera to end the inning. 1 inning 2 strikeouts. Marte pitched a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts.

The Bad

Jason Giambi once again did not get invited to the hits party. He went 0-4. Luckily he was able to contribute with a sac fly to drive in a run so he didn't feel entirely left out.

The Ugly

Nothing was uglier than Ponson's outing followed by Ramirez's relief. Ponson lasted 3 innings and gave up 7 runs, 6 earned. Ramirez came in and gave up 2 runs in 1.1 innings of work allowing 3 walks and a homerun in that span. I don't think Ponson will be here next season, and if Ramirez is not careful he might not be either.

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. Johnny Damon hit a solo shot to help put the Yankees up early. Props to him seeing as it is his homerun club that's raising money for the children's health.

Melky Cabrera 8hr = $8.00
Alex Rodriguez 29hr = $29.00
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 8hr = $8.00
Shelley Duncan 1hr = $1.00
Xavier Nady 8hr = $8.00
Jose Molina 2 hr = $2.00
Ivan Rodriguez 2hr = $2.00
Richie Sexson 1hr = $1.00
Cody Ransom 2hr= $2.00
Total = $147.00

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.


michael kei said...

Edwar is frustrating and inconsistent. 3 walks in 1.1 innings? Is he trying to be how Veras has been the past couple of appearances?

Fernando Alejandro said...

My guess is that they had a bet. By my count Veras is still winning.

Anonymous said...

Phil Coke's first major league outing was quite impressive.
Maybe a young promising hitter named Pepsi will bring this team to the playoffs single-handedly.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I heard that Pepsi was a far better than Red Sox firstbase prospect Roger Casey Cola, or R.C. Cola as they called him.