Monday, September 26, 2011

Yanks Fail to Defeat Rival Rays (Wink Wink)

The Good

Cano continues to hit better than most mere mortals. Did you ever notice that Robinson Cano is an anagram for Superman? No? Well, that's because it's not. But he still has more power than you!

The Bad

Russell Martin got thrown out of the game in the fifth for arguing balls and strikes. He wasn't questioning the strike zone, as much as talking to every pitch, debating the balls on matters of political concern. The Ump couldn't take the inane points Martin kept raising and finally threw him out in the fifth inning. Girardi tried to argue, but once he realized Martin had spent the better part of the game trying to convince various baseballs that the key to creating jobs is eating a low carb diet, he gave up.

The Ugly

The Yankees lost a game in which Farnsworth pitched for the other side. WTF?

Cash Money All-Stars

Remember them? Well, you shouldn't. $2 more for the kids courtesy of Robinson Cano. Will he reach 30 again this season? He better if he cares about his own charity!

Mark Teixeira 37hr = $74
Curtis Granderson 41hr = $82
Russell Martin 17hr = $34
Alex Rodriguez 16hr = $32
Jorge Posada 14hr = $28
Robinson Cano 28hr = $56
Andruw Jones 12hr = $24
Brett Gardner 7hr = $14
Nick Swisher 23hr = $46
Derek Jeter 6hr = $12
Francisco Cervelli 4hr = $8
Eduardo Nunez 5hr = $10
Ramiro Pena 1hr = $2
Eric Chavez 2hr = $4
Jesus Montero 4hr = $8
Chris Dickerson 1hr = $2
Total = $436


Rich Mahogany said...

I think for tonight's game, the team should use a lineup from the 1998 Yankees. You could still use Jeter and Posada. I think Bernie never retired and O'Neill is on-hand at the YES Network. Girardi would catch. Cone could come out of the booth to catch; all the talk about Wakefield still pitching at 58 years old made him nostalgic. Don't tell me MLB wouldn't allow it, this is the 1998 Yankees, it would be like telling The Who they couldn't play at the Superbowl just because they can no longer sing or play their instruments.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I'm feeling nostalgic already. I'm sure Jeff Nelson and Scott Brosius are just a phone call away. Man, the only interest I have in these games is to see if Granderson catches up and surpasses Bautista. 3 homeruns in two games....Granderson does tend to be streaky.

Rich Mahogany said...

I have to reconsider this. The 1998 Yankee lineup might still be too good.

Fernando Alejandro said...

We could go for the '88 Yankees. Winfield, Mattingly, Randolph and Henderson in the lineup, with Leiter, Dave Righetti, Guidry, and Tommy John pitching. How glorious!