Mike Mussina has won 18 games five times, but he hasn’t accomplished this feat since 2002. Today, in Seattle, he’s gunning for his 18th victory of the year. If he nails the W today, he’ll have 20 in his sights. If not, he’ll have to win three of his last four starts.
Originally scheduled to face him was Carlos Silva, and it’s too bad that Silva’s back is acting up. Against the Yankees, Silva has been nothing short of terrible in his career. But alas, the Yanks will instead face Ryan Feierabend, a 23-year-old with some unimpressive Major League numbers.
Mussina P (17-7, 3.39 ERA)