• Moose In Game One

    Posted by on October 3rd, 2005 · Comments (7)

    This ALDS will be the 5th consecutive play-off series in which Mussina has started Game 1 for the Yankees. How did he do in the other four?

    Game 1 of the 2004 ALCS – Did good, but, ran out of gas in the 7th.
    Game 1 of the 2004 ALDS – He pitched very well for seven.
    Game 1 of the 2003 ALCS – He couldn’t make it out of the 6th inning – and allowed 4 runs.
    Game 1 of the 2003 ALDS – He pitched well for seven – but lost.

    Hopefully, tomorrow, Mussina can once again pitch well for seven innings. It’s what the Yankees need from him now.

    Comments on Moose In Game One

    1. rbj
      October 3rd, 2005 | 1:46 pm

      Have him pitch 6 innings, tops. Small for the next inning or two, then GorMo. Need to take one of two in LAA.

    2. MJ
      October 3rd, 2005 | 1:51 pm

      I’d have Mussina on the shortest leash possible. I’d also accept the possibility that no matter how he pitches, the Yanks always seem to lay an egg in Game 1′s when he’s on the mound. Hopefully we split in Los Angeles or Anaheim or wherever the Angels are from. There’s nothing worse than the thought of having to pull a 2001 — win 2 and go back to the West Coast. Damn Dodgers/Giants for ever thinking about moving to California.

    3. Raf
      October 3rd, 2005 | 2:32 pm

      I’d have him on a pretty short leash. He shows any signs of imploding, like he did in the couple of starts before he went on the DL (and his last start), yank him.

      Small is slated for long relief, so I’d go to him.

    4. Raf
      October 3rd, 2005 | 2:34 pm

      Damn Dodgers/Giants for ever thinking about moving to California.
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      lol…

      The case can be made that if Perini hadn’t moved the Braves to Milwaukee, the Dodgers wouldn’t have moved to LA, and the Jints wouldn’t have moved to SF. Not that it would’ve made any difference, I’m sure the league would’ve put an expansion team there sooner or later

    5. JohnnyC
      October 3rd, 2005 | 3:57 pm

      and Bud Selig or anyone remotely like him would have been unnecessary, making the world and baseball a much better place.

    6. Raf
      October 3rd, 2005 | 4:17 pm

      and Bud Selig or anyone remotely like him would have been unnecessary, making the world and baseball a much better place.
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      I dunno, there were league presidents and commissioners already.

      Perhaps, if the Braves hadn’t left Milwaukee, Selig wouldn’t have brought the Pilots to Milwaukee? Maybe Bud sticks to selling cars? Who knows how it would’ve turned out

    7. Philly Phil
      October 3rd, 2005 | 6:01 pm

      Game 1 fearless meaningless for the heck of it prediction:

      Moose goes three innings- leaves giving up three runs and two men on for Small….who gets out of the jam and cruises through the 7th.

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