No folks, contrary to popular belief the sky is not falling. But one would have to say that the New York Yankees looked a little long in the tooth in game number two. I'm sure you were all waiting for it too, you know the post-game comments from Mike Mussina about how the initial rain out somehow had a negative influence on his pitching even though he was slated to go on Wednesday regardless?
Aside from pitching 5/2/3 of four run eight hit ball, Mussina could've been virtually perfect but it wouldn't have mattered much considering the Yankees couldn't hit. However if I'm the Yankees, I desperately try to avoid starting this guy against teams not named the A's, Royals, Rays, Orioles, Twins and Rangers. And while given the state of the Yankees bullpen at the outset of the season, this is the reason why I clamored all off-season to get Joba Chamberlain into that starting rotation.
Alas the only guy to really do much of anything last night was Alex Rodriguez, who delivered a two-run shot off of A.J. Burnett, for his 1st HR of the season and the 519th of his career.
Bomber Bites: Watching LaTroy Hawkins wearing # 21 ranked right up there with being as odd as seeing Ruben Sierra wearing # 24 and Donovan Osborne with # 46.
Yes he is a young phenom, but can Phil Hughes live blog and pitch at the same time?