Monday, September 26, 2011

Sorry For the Delay: Red Sox Series Update

The Good

A lot can be said about the Yankees in this space, but I think the best thing that happened this weekend was that, while we took the series and played well, we didn't dash the Red Sox's playoff chances. I know we would all love to see a monumental collapse, but that's petty small picture stuff. I'd rather have a team like the Red Sox in the playoffs who are limping in than a team like the Rays in the Playoffs who are charging in. Playoff baseball is about who's hot and right now the Red Sox are not. Rather them as potential October competition than a young team that is hungry and playing with fire in their bellies.

The Bad

Losing that game in extras wasn't good, but I can't complain too much. I wish Cano hadn't booted that ball and I wish Nova had pitched ever so slightly better. But truth be told, if Cano cleanly fields that double-play ball the Yankees probably win that game.

The Ugly

After Sunday's nightcap, Scott Proctor was asked how he felt about giving up the winning runs. This was his response:

"Sometimes I cry myself to sleep. Not because I'm sad, but because I have nothing better to do. So I cry myself to sleep. That's what I do."

Needless to say the interview was over.

Show Me the Money

Sorry for the Jerry Maguire reference but I couldn't think of anything else. Jeter, Montero, and Posada each had a single home run in the weekend series. $6 more dollars for the kiddos.

Mark Teixeira 37hr = $74
Curtis Granderson 41hr = $82
Russell Martin 17hr = $34
Alex Rodriguez 16hr = $32
Jorge Posada 13hr = $25
Robinson Cano 27hr = $54
Andruw Jones 12hr = $24
Brett Gardner 6hr = $12
Nick Swisher 23hr = $46
Derek Jeter 6hr = $12
Francisco Cervelli 3hr = $6
Eduardo Nunez 5hr = $10
Ramiro Pena 1hr = $2
Eric Chavez 2hr = $4
Jesus Montero 4hr = $8
Chris Dickerson 1hr = $2
Total = $430