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.