Mike Mussina comes through in the clutchBy
Oh, wait. Nevermind.
Say what you will about Edwar Ramirez‘s pitching (or his subsequent teared-eyed performance in the clubhouse), tonight’s goat is Mike Mussina. Facing the Devil Rays, Mussina made it all the way through 4.2 innings of work. He gave up 7 hits and 6 runs as the Yanks fell to the Devil Rays 14-4.
For Moose, this sets him up at 4-7 with an ERA a shade under 5.00. And, ladies and gentleman, this is just year one of this two-year contract. Ugh. I have nothing else left to say about this game.
Meanwhile, down on the farm, Joba Chamberlain, the RAB poster boy, had a bad start. He was tagged for 9 hits and 7 earned runs in 4.2 innings. He walked 3 and struck out 7 while giving up 3 home runs. While Mussina’s bad start is just another in a trend of crappy outings, Chamberlain’s is his first. He had a longer-than-usual layoff due to some rehab starts and the weather, and bad starts happen. He still managed to K 7 in fewer than five innings. We’ll just have to see how he bounces back.
My money’s on Chamberlain having a better start next week than Mike Mussina does. Anyway, Saturday is a long day of baseball. Here’s to hoping disaster does not strike.