I think, from now on, when Leiter is scheduled to pitch, I’m not going to start watching that game from the start. I’m just going to wait two hours, turn on the TV, and then pick up the game in the 5th inning.
Sixty-plus pitches in the first two innings. Gosh, he is painful to watch.
It was pretty interesting to see Shawn Chacón come in for the 8th. Actually, it’s not a bad idea. Given where the Yankees are, and what they need to do to win the Wildcard, I think I would have every starter be on guard now two days before their next start and say “You might have to pitch an inning today.” An extra inning from a quality pitcher each game would help. But, I just cannot see Mussina signing on to that – not in a minute.
Sheff really scared the heck out of me with that catch on the final out. For a guy (me) who loved the snatch-catch with Rickey, that off to the side thing that Gary picked up last year is just too risky.
I see that Schilling hung on and Boston won again tonight. Big deal. Who cares? They could win every game left this season – as long as they lose in the post-season. The bigger news is that, as this is penned, both L.A. and Oakland are losing their games. Com’on Twins and M’s – let’s win today!