Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Yankees Win, but Can't Fill Void

The Good

Aceves pitched another good game lasting 6 innings and giving up 2 runs. He was relieved by a train of Coke-Chamberlain-Rivera who shut down the White Sox for 3 innings. Coke has yet to allow a run in his big league career. Abreu went 3-4 with a stolen base, and Giambi had a pair of hits. Nady went 1-3 with a homerun.

The Bad

Ransom's coming back down to earth. He went 0-3 last night bringing his season average down to a measley .364.

The Ugly

A-Rod went 0-4 last night with 2 strikeouts. He was then booed, but not by the fans, but by Bobby Abreu. "I just wasn't impressed by his performance." Commented Abreu. "I felt it could have used a little bit of sparkle."

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. Make it one more for Nady. He's really helped out Children's Health since coming to the Yankees.

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 30hr = $30.00
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 = $165.00

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...

Love him or boo him, A-Rod has over 100 RBIs for, like, the 11th straight season. I know, he's been crappy with RISP but so have the rest of them. What drives me nuts is that big, loopy home run swing when all we need is a poke through the infield. Would really like to see Andy get a win tonight. He's due.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Agreed about A-Rod. One of the reasons I think Josh Hamilton has had such a great season with RISP is that he shortens his swing when he has 2 strikes and is strong enough to muscle in the runs. A-Rod is also strong, he could probably shorten that swing a little and knock in a run instead of going for the jack and striking out.