Thursday, May 13, 2010

Double the Detroit

The Good

The biggest thing that stands out is the pitching. Javier Vazquez pitched his best game of the season with 7 innings of 2 run ball and 7 strike outs, even though it amounted to a loss. Not to be outdone, Hughes stepped up for 7 innings allowing no runs, and striking out 8 for the win.

The second game was fairly even until the last inning when the Yankees scored 6 runs to take an 8-0 lead. Gardner went 3-5 with an RBI, a stolen base, and 2 runs scored.

The Bad

Javier Vazquez pitched a good game but the offense simply couldn't score a single run, much less two. I would feel bad for Vazquez, but he got a win when he pitched 5.1 innings and allowing 3 runs against Oakland, so I feel like it balances itself out.

The Ugly

With the exception of the 9th inning break out inning, the offense was pretty tame. The first game of the series especially. To understand what happened to the offense, we turned to top hitter Robinson Cano: "Because of the rain out, we went to see Iron Man 2, and that just really hyped us up! We were up until 4 in the morning playing Avengers. I was Captain America, Swisher was Nick Fury, Hughes was Iron Man, we had such a great time."

RJG is for the Children

The RJG was pledged to donate $1 for every homerun hit this season to the Children's Health Fund, but as stated in this post, we are raising our donation to $2 for every homerun. If you can, we encourage you to join us in raising money for this cause. You can find links to the Children's Health Fund and the Yankees Homerun Club at the top right hand corner of this page.

Yesterday's double header amounted to 0 homeruns from the Yankees, putting to shame the good bronx bomber name.

Posada 5hr = $10
Granderson 2hr = $4
Cano 9hr = $18
Swisher 7hr = $14
Jeter 4hr = $8
Johnson 2hr = $4
Rodriguez 3hr = $6
Teixeira 6hr = $12
Thames 1hr = $2
Gardner 1hr = $2
Winn 1hr = $2
Total = $82


Steve said...

Just something to think about. Since April 28 when Posada get hit by a pitch in the game in Baltimore the Yankees are 7-0 with Cervelli behind the plate and 2-3 with Posada. Maybe it's time to think about a new DH?

lady gaganonymous said...

Yeahhhh no. Correlation =/= causation

Rich Mahogany said...

There's no doubt that Cerv has been excellent. He's really not a known quantity because he's had limited time in the minors. I'm far from ready to crown him the new starting catcher yet but the team is definitely going to watch him closely.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Yeah, I'd prefer to look at the body of his work at the end of the season, but I think Posada may be moving the way of the DH as it is.

lady gaganonymous said...

I think Posada will probably be our primary DH next year, but Cervelli is not the bat Posada is.

Apparently the Yankees are getting that part of the year from last year in June-ish where the offense was poop out of the way. PANIC!!!!!!