I can only wonder if we’d be going for a sweep right now if Friday night’s ump didn’t need lasik. Yeah, I know, it does no good to complain about what we cannot change, but in my mind, it’s still bases loaded and two outs with Cano coming to the plate.
Still, there are worse things than taking three out of four. Hell, we might be fighting for a split here if the offense didn’t go crazy on Saturday. So things are looking up, if only slightly.
And how ’bout Damon and Giambi? Plenty of people were counting them out during April, but they’ve been the catalysts of this offense for the past month or so. Though they’ll both certainly cool off at some point — especially Damon, who is now hitting far, far above his career averages — they’ve kept the team afloat when the rest of the pieces weren’t functioning optimally.
Our ace Mike Mussina (I say that only half-jokingly) takes the hill today. He missed Kansas City last time around.
1. Johnny Damon, LF
2. Derek Jeter, SS
3. Bobby Abreu, RF
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Hideki Matsui, DH
6. Jason Giambi, 1B
7. Robinson Cano, 2B
8. Jose Molina, C
9. Melky Cabrera, CF
And on the mound, number thirty-five, Mike Mussina